Amid their hectic schedule, Dixie Chicks are launching a 43-city North American tour in July to promote their new album, "Taking the Long Way."
The first show is slated to take place July 21 in Detroit, and the tour is scheduled to wrap up on Nov. 11 in Tacoma, Wash. Stops include New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto.
As an attempt to promote the tour the girls have teamed up with Target stores and MSN. As of the CD it will marry the street May 23, and fans who buy it from Target stores will get a passcode to buy four concert tickets before general sales begin in early June.
All tour information is being posted on MSN, which also will offer a behind-the-scenes look and a Webcast at http://dixiechicks.msn.com of the Dixie Chicks' June 15 London concert. Just click on the band's official site to get their complete tour dates.