Chicks to Capitol?

Are the Dixie Chicks switching record labels from Sony-owned Monument to Capitol Records? Will they undertake a 40-city tour? Their spokeswoman, Kathy Allmand, and a representative from Capitol aren’t saying, but Chicks singer Natalie Maines’ husband, Adrian Pasdar, may have spilled the beans. In a column published Wednesday (April 24) at creators.com, Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith quote Pasdar as saying the trio are “planning 40 dates for the end of the year and a big tour for next summer.” Beck and Smith suggest later in the column that the Chicks have made the switch to Capitol, but the information is not offered in a direct quote from Pasdar. At a concert in February, Maines said the group had been making an acoustic and bluegrass album with her father, Lloyd Maines, producing. “Now,” she said, “we have to find a nice label to put it out.” 04/30/02