The Chicks’ Concert In Indiana Unexpectedly Comes To A Halt, Natalie Maines Issues Apology: ‘I’m So Sorry’

The Chicks abruptly ended their Noblesville, Indiana concert after vocalist Natalie Maines experienced vocal issues.  On Sunday evening (June 19),…


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June 20, 2022


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The Chicks abruptly ended their Noblesville, Indiana concert after vocalist Natalie Maines experienced vocal issues. 

On Sunday evening (June 19), the award-winning trio’s self-titled tour made a stop in a suburb of Indianapolis and after a just few songs, Maines told the audience that The Chicks could not continue with their performance.

One concertgoer captured footage of Maines apologizing to the crowd.

“We’ll try one more song. Waiting for this shot to kick in. Not a shot of alcohol! Steroids,” Maines said. “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.

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.

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

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 Tuesday (June 21) in Cincinnati.

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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.