The pop-country trio The Chicks, comprised of Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, and Emily Strayer, have been forced to postpone their headlining concert in Nashville due to illness. The group was scheduled to perform at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, July 27 as part of their 2023 world tour. In a statement shared on their social media, The Chicks announced the postponement and assured fans that they are working on rescheduling the show.
They advised Nashville fans to hold on to their tickets for the newly scheduled date. The statement did not specify who had fallen ill or whether the illness would affect their next show in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29. The Chicks expressed their apologies for any inconveniences caused and their excitement to see their Nashville fans soon. The concert was set to feature Wild Rivers as the opening act and would have been The Chicks’ first show in Nashville since 2016.
The trio has been touring across the UK, Europe, and North America as part of their 37-date trek called ‘The Chicks World Tour 2023.’ The tour kicked off in Norway on June 20 and their last appearance was on July 25 in Louisville, Kentucky. This is not the first time The Chicks have had to postpone tour dates. In 2022, they postponed several shows to give Natalie Maines ‘vocal rest’ as per doctor’s orders. The dates were quickly rescheduled. Fans had mixed reactions to the postponement, with some sending healing thoughts to Natalie Maines and others expressing frustration at the last-minute announcement.
The Chicks’ tour, which includes support acts Maren Morris, Ben Harper, and Wild Rivers, will continue across the US before concluding with a Canadian leg in September. The status of their upcoming show in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29 has not been confirmed. The Chicks’ Nashville concert postponement comes as a disappointment to fans who were eagerly anticipating their first show in the city in five years. However, the group’s commitment to rescheduling the show and their apology to fans demonstrate their dedication to their audience.
As fans await the announcement of the new show date, they can take comfort in the fact that The Chicks are looking forward to seeing their Nashville fans soon. The Chicks’ world tour has been a success so far, with performances across Europe and North America. Despite the setback in Nashville, the trio continues to captivate audiences with their powerful performances and heartfelt music. As they navigate the challenges of touring and unforeseen circumstances, The Chicks remain committed to delivering unforgettable shows to their fans around the world.