Natalie Maines of The Chicks performs on June 17, 2022 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)
(Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

The Chicks’ Natalie Maines To Indy Fans: Gotta Go! Got The Sniffles!

Natalie Maines has allergies and Indiana is a dang mecca for stuff that gives you the sniffles.

That’s why the Dixie Chicks singer with the “badass” persona and “tough-girl” haircut was unable to power through the group’s full concert Sunday night at Ruoff Music Center.

Correction: “Chicks,” not “Dixie Chicks.” The group changed its name after the death of George Floyd due to the “historical associations with the word “Dixie.'” In addition, the group opted to retain all monies earned under their former name. We thank them for their extraordinary sacrifice in the battle against racial injustice.

“I’m so sorry. I just can’t pull it off,” lead singer Natalie Maines told fans, according to a video taken by a fan and posted on Twitter.

Maines, who courageously battled her itchy, watery eyes for several minutes Sunday before calling it quits, later posted the following message to Facebook:

“We are so sorry we could not give you the show you deserve OR the show we wanted to give you. We will be back in Indianapolis!! Hold on to your tickets. Ticket holders will be contacted by the official point of purchase with further information. We love you Indianapolis.”

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Natalie. Thoughts and prayers! Loved you in “Rocky 4” and “Cobra.”

Fun Fact: The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl once famously broke his leg at the beginning of a concert. He finished the show. But hey, allergies are brutal, man.


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