Dixie Chicks announce tour dates; include Memphis show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Dixie Chicks are launching a 43-city North American tour in July to promote their new album "Taking the Long Way."

The trio will play the FedEx Forum in Memphis September 27th, the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville October 3rd and Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville October 20th.

The first show will be July 21st in Detroit, and the tour is scheduled to wrap up November 11th in Tacoma, Washington.

The tour dates were announced Thursday.

The Chicks are teaming up with Target stores and MSN to promote the tour.

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