Dixie Chicks on Orlando massacre: 'We cannot let the hatred and the anger win out'

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Dixie Chicks Stand Behind Orlando Victims At NYC Show

The Dixie Chicks' DCX MMXVI tour touched down in New York City Monday night. Before performing a cover of Ben Harper's "Better Way," the country trio took a moment to address the recent massacre in Orlando. "A real asshole did something real bad this week and made us not ready to make nice," Natalie Maines said, according to Rolling Stone. "We cannot let the hatred and the anger win out. We gotta put positivity out there in the universe." The group played "Better Way" in front of a backdrop that depicted a rainbow heart.

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"Our hearts and thoughts go out to the friends and families who have lost their loved ones to violence in Orlando this week," the group tweeted on Sunday. "It's so important during these times to stay united as people against this misguided hatred. #Peaceandlovepeaceandlove."

Watch video from the New York show below.

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Dixie Chicks on Orlando massacre: 'We cannot let the hatred and the anger win out'
1999: American country group The Dixie Chicks blow a kiss to photographers at the 1999 American Music Awards, where they had been named Favorite New Country Artist. Shown are Emily Robison, Natalie Maines, and Martie Seidel. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
The Dixie Chicks with their awards on the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. They won a total of three awards for Top New Vocal Duet or Group, Top Vocal Duet or Group, and Album of the Year ('Wide Open Spaces').
Emily Robison, Natalie Maines, and Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks and Dennis Franz at the 42nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on Febuary 23, 2000 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
374034 04: The Dixie Chicks, play on stage July 23, 2000 at HSBC arena, in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by Liaison)
The Dixie Chicks during Women Rock! Girls & Guitars - Backstage at Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
401611 166: Dixie Chicks attend the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center February 27, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The Dixie Chicks and Stevie Nicks performing on the 'VH1 Divas Las Vegas', a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 5/23/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
Dixie Chicks during VH-1 Divas 2002 - Arrivals at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2327 -- Pictured: (l-r) The Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison host Jay Leno during an interview on September 5, 2002 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Winner for Best Country Album for 'Home', The Dixie Chicks pose backstage during the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at the Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Dixie Chicks Performing At Shepherds Bush Empire, London, Britain - 2003, Dixie Chicks (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Dixie Chicks during Dixie Chicks Join Forces with Rock the Vote at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage)
Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks perform 'Shower the People' (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
Dixie Chicks during Dixie Chicks Featured on XM Satellite Radio's Artist Confidential - May 23, 2006 at Jazz at Lincoln Center - XM Satellite Radio Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage for XM Satellite Radio)
Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Musicians Emily Robinson, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the group The Dixie Chicks poses with their Grammy's for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Country Album in the press room at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: The Dixie Chicks performing onstage at the new Nokia Theater on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 17: Musicians Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of The Courtyard Hounds and Dixie Chicks perform during day 2 of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on September 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 17: Musician/vocalist Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs during the Concert For Central Texas Fire Relief at The Frank Erwin Center on October 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MAY 16: (L - R) Musicians Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Robinson of The Dixie Chicks perform in concert during the KLRU All-Star Celebration at ACL Live on May 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison of Dixie Chicks pose backstage at C2C Music Festival at O2 Arena on March 15, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 25: Emily Robison (L) Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks perform during the 29th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 25, 2015 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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