Published on July 13th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
The Chicks add second Brisbane show to AU-NZ tour this October
First Brisbane show sold out! | With special guest Elle King on all dates
Responding to enormous demand, The Chicks today announce they will play a second and final Brisbane show on Wednesday 25 October at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, after the first show on Tuesday 24 October completely sold out.
Frontier Members will gain exclusive pre-sale access for the new Brisbane Entertainment Centre show on Friday 14 July at 1pm (local), before tickets go on sale to the General Public on Monday 17 July (1pm local).
All remaining tickets are on sale now.
Tickets and further information at frontiertouring.com/thechicks.
The Chicks will make their anticipated return to Australia for the first time since 2017, when they played sold out Sydney and Melbourne shows. With their just-announced second Brisbane performance, The Chicks will now tally a mammoth eleven nights across Australia and New Zealand on the antipodean leg of their World Tour this October – including sold out Melbourne, Brisbane and Christchurch shows.
Following a month-long residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood in May, the global superstars are in superb form. “The Chicks were energized and engaged… Vocally, Maines was flawless”, wrote the Las Vegas Review Journal of the band’s opening night show.
The trio received rave reviews from their just-wrapped European and UK tour, which included an anticipated finale at London’s Hyde Park last week alongside Bruce Springsteen and James Bay. The Guardian celebrated The Chicks’ “barn-burning virtuosity and cut-glass vocals” and “grit, humour and outlandish musicianship” in their 4-star review. The band continues through North America in August and September before landing down under in October.
Earning universal recognition as the biggest-selling U.S. female band of all time, The Chicks have sold more than 30.5 million albums and are among an elite group of artists and the only female group to achieve multiple Diamond selling releases; reaching the stratospheric landmark of over 10 million copies sold, with both ‘Wide Open Spaces’ (1998) and ‘Fly’ (1999).
Counting thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and numerous Country Music Association Awards among many other accolades, The Chicks’ record-breaking 2006 studio album, Taking The Long Way picked up five GRAMMY Awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
With the release of their first studio album in fourteen years, 2020’s Gaslighter, The Chicks delivered their most anticipated yet, impressing critics globally. Co-produced by Jack Antonoff, the record was celebrated as “… a pop-country killer” by Vulture with Pitchfork calling it “a genuinely compelling new take on the punchy country sound that’s always made them stand out”.
With special guest Elle King joining The Chicks on all dates, these shows will be an exhilarating live experience for all music lovers. The four-time Grammy nominee has achieved multiple US Platinum singles, with her global hit ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ chalking up 2x Platinum in Australia. Her latest album Come Get Your Wife was released to rave reviews earlier this year, Variety calling it a “masterstroke of music-making”.
Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – for over two decades, The Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon, and they will make their triumphant return to Australia for the first time in six years this October. Don’t miss it!
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ELLE KING
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Presented by Chugg Entertainment & Frontier Touring
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE | NEW SHOW ONLY
Runs 24 hours from: Friday 14 July, 1pm local
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE | NEW BRISBANE SHOW ONLY
Begins: Monday 17 July, 1pm local
ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW
THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER
Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide SA
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER
Mt Duneed Estate | Geelong VIC (A Day On The Green)
MONDAY 16 OCTOBER
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney NSW
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER
Bimbadgen | Hunter Valley NSW (A Day On The Green)
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER
Sirromet Wines | Mount Cotton QLD (A Day On The Green)
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane QLD – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane QLD – NEW SHOW, JUST ANNOUNCED!
SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER
Spark Arena | Auckland NZ
MONDAY 30 OCTOBER
Wolfbrook Arena | Christchurch NZ – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER
Wolfbrook Arena | Christchurch NZ
(Previously Christchurch Arena)