Natalie Maines Placed On Strict Vocal Rest, The Chicks Forced To Postpone Multiple Concerts

The Chicks have been forced to reschedule three concerts after singer Natalie Maines was placed on vocal rest.  The award-winning…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 20, 2022


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The Chicks’ Natalie Maines; Photo by Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

The Chicks have been forced to reschedule three concerts after singer Natalie Maines was placed on vocal rest. 

The award-winning trio shared the unfortunate news with fans via Instagram on Monday, June 20, just one day after their Noblesville, Indiana concert abruptly ended when Maines lost her voice. 

Read The Chicks’ statement below.

“As a result of strict doctor’s orders for vocal rest, The Chicks are forced to postpone the following shows: 

Noblesville, IN

Cincinnati, OH

Clarkston, MI. 

These shows have been rescheduled to:

9/28 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre 

9/30 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center 

10/2 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

Patty Griffin will still support each show. Tickets for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled performances. There are no changes to additional dates at this time. The Chicks apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you all at the new dates. For further information contact your point of purchase. The Chicks.”

The Chicks began their performance on Sunday and after several songs, Maines told the crowd, “We’ll try one more song. Waiting for this shot to kick in. Not a shot of alcohol! Steroids. I’m so sorry. I just can’t pull it off.”

According to Fox59, Maines told the audience that her allergies were acting up earlier in the show. She hoped that the steroid shot would help, however, it appears it did not.

Fans reportedly exited the show blaring The Chicks’ music from their cars. Several concertgoers shared their well wishes with Maines following the show. 

Following the sudden ending to the Noblesville concert, The Chicks, who remain the biggest-selling U.S. female band of all time, took to social media to share a statement regarding the abrupt cancellation.

“Indianapolis, we are so sorry we could not give you the show you deserved OR the show we wanted to give you. We will be back Indianapolis!!” the trio, composed of Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, wrote.

Maines, Maguire and Strayer promised fans that they’ll be back to give them the show that they deserve and they are fulfilling their promise with the newly rescheduled dates.

”Hold onto your tickets. Ticket holders will be contacted by the official point of purchase with further information. We love you Indianapolis, The Chicks.”

The Chicks; Photo by Kevin Mazur, Getty Images
The Chicks; Photo by Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

Patty Griffin and Jenny Lewis join The Chicks on select dates of the trek, which kicked off on June 14 in St. Louis, MO. The trek wraps up on Saturday, August 13 at The Gorge Amphitheatre.

The tour is set to resume on Friday, June 24 in Toronto, Canada at The Budweiser Stage.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.