Less than two weeks before the Dixie Chicks were set to release their hotly-anticipated comeback album, Gaslighter, the Grammy winning trio has decided to postpone the project — originally billed as their first album in 14 years.
Announced Tuesday (April 21) in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no new date for the album has been revealed, but fans and followers are promised more information will be coming soon.
“[The Dixie Chicks] highly anticipated fifth studio album, Gaslighter, originally scheduled to drop on May 1, 2020, via Columbia Records, has been postponed,” the statement reads, according to multiple sources. “Additional details are forthcoming. Fans should continue to check @DixieChicks social media for additional updates and announcements.”
The sad news comes after the Dixie Chicks had already released the album’s bold title track (a fiery, bounding kiss off to male chauvinism), and even performed the track live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The trio’s Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie McGuire were set to embark on a full press tour as the coronavirus began its spread across the U.S., and also canceled a scheduled appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. They had not yet announced plans for an expected concert tour.