NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Dixie Chicks added five additional Canadian dates to their 2006 international The Accidents & Accusations Tour. In addition to the already announced (and nearly sold-out) Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and two Toronto dates, the band will also take the stage this summer in Halifax, St. John, Montreal, London and Winnipeg. The North American dates are promoted by AEG Live.
When describing what fans can expect from this year's tour, Natalie Maines says that it will be "more of an old-style rock show, not so much about theatrics and props but just about the music…to rock out, we used to have to pull out a cover tune, so it's nice to have your own songs to fill that part of the set."
Their touring band includes David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp) reprising his 2003 role as leader of the Dixie Chicks band, acoustic guitarist Keith Sewell, (Ricky Skaggs), Wallflowers drummer Fred Eltringham, Black Crowes/Chris Robinson guitarist Audley Freed, keyboardist Larry Knechtel (Simon & Garfunkel, Mamas & Papas, Beach Boys) former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, pedal steel player Pete Finney (Doug Sahm, Alison Moorer), Janna Jacoby (Rod Stewart violinist), and cellist John Krovoza.
New Dixie Chicks Canadian concerts:
August 8 Halifax, NS Metro
August 10 St. John, NB Harbour Station
August 12 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
August 13 London, ON John Labatt Centre
August 19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen