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Dixie Chicks fly the coop
Herald Today ^ | August 4 2006 | WADE TATANGELO

Posted on 08/05/2006 5:51:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse

It was announced late today that the Dixie Chicks's Oct. 5 concert at the St. Pete Times Forum in has been cancelled. Ticket holders were advised to contact their original point of purchase for refunds and information on alternate area concerts.

The Dixie Chicks camp is reporting that the tour was rerouted "to allow the group some promotion time in September around the debut of the documentary film 'Dixie Chicks' Shut Up and Sing.'"

The Dixie Chicks released the following statement: "This is a year where we weren't sure what to expect. We were prepared for a lot of things as we figure out this new phase of our career. What we weren't prepared for, however, was the overly passionate audience response at all of the stops on the tour so far. We are truly at a loss for words to explain what that has meant to us. We hope that our fans who were looking forward to a stop that is no longer on the tour will be able to join us at a nearby arena this fall, and we are sorry for any confusion or inconvenience these changes have caused."

The Dixie Chicks have been mostly blacklisted from country radio ever since singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush, despite the fact that the group's album "Taking The Long Way" is one of the biggest sellers in country music this year. The Miami Herald reports that "ticket sales in Red States have been sluggish throughout the tour."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: careersuicide; dixiechicks; flimsypricks; shutupandsing
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Another show bites the dust. Snicker.
1 posted on 08/05/2006 5:51:31 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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They cancel a concert for lack of ticket sales, and say they are overwhelmed by their fans' support. Yeah..sure.
2 posted on 08/05/2006 5:56:16 AM PDT by ditto h
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To: NautiNurse

The Rotten Eggs


3 posted on 08/05/2006 5:56:41 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: NautiNurse

bump


4 posted on 08/05/2006 5:57:40 AM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: NautiNurse
"Dixie Chicks fly the coop"

Hah!
Why don't they "fly the coop" all the way to Iran?
5 posted on 08/05/2006 5:57:44 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: ditto h

Clever article title too.


6 posted on 08/05/2006 5:58:29 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse
......as we figure out this new phase of our career.

Mickey D's might be hiring, Natalie. Ever used a spatula??

7 posted on 08/05/2006 5:58:39 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: NautiNurse
What we weren't prepared for, however, was the overly passionate audience response at all of the stops on the tour so far.

Yeah, in blue states.

8 posted on 08/05/2006 5:58:40 AM PDT by dirtboy (Why does Israel take border security seriously but we do not, when Islamists wish us both harm?)
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I think this is the first form of a boycott that I have seen that has actually worked to a degree. I believe they can redeem themselves if Natalie writes a song on the next album entitled, "I am a stupid Hick Chick" or " I desrve to be called a Bitch" or " I should never have opened my big fat country mouth" as an apology to the country and to her fans.

I would love to be in the room when their accountant tells the three signers how many millions of dollars they lost. And I bet Bill Clinton will do all he can to try and console Natalie.


9 posted on 08/05/2006 6:01:49 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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"This is a year where we weren't sure what to expect.

Funny, everyone else knew what to expect.
10 posted on 08/05/2006 6:02:43 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax You earn it . You keep it!)
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"ticket sales in Red States have been sluggish throughout the tour."

Florida is taking its red label seriously.

11 posted on 08/05/2006 6:03:28 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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if they can't produce in a place named after the St. Pete Times, you know they're in trouble. This could very well be a sign of a cultural watershed. Who's sinking faster, the MSM or the leftist entertainment industry?


12 posted on 08/05/2006 6:04:47 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (will you still be all gung ho about euthenasia when your kids want to do it to you?)
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"Dixie Chicks' Shut Up and Sing" film??? How ironic! If only they took their own advice.


13 posted on 08/05/2006 6:07:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist)
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The Dixie Chicks camp is reporting that the tour was rerouted "to allow the group some promotion time in September around the debut of the documentary film 'Dixie Chicks' Shut Up and Sing.'"

Wow....a falsehood and plagiarism in the same quote!

Allowing some promotion? Attention Chickies: that's what a tour is supposed to be! Bad luck if nobody's interested in the promotion.

'Shut Up And Sing' is already taken. It's the title of Laura Ingraham's popular book. I hope Laura takes action on this one.

It's obvious that the Chickies think that the 'outlaw' image is the way forward and no doubt their documentary will feature some serious self-pity and paranoia.

14 posted on 08/05/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT by relictele
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No doubt the "passionate" fans are clowns in the kook-left element who are dutifully turning out at concerts to cheer the Dixie Sheehans on.

The Chicks misinterpret their "passionate" fan base at their own peril.

Leni

15 posted on 08/05/2006 6:08:09 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel Holds Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: NautiNurse

The Dixie Chicks FOUL THEIR coop.


16 posted on 08/05/2006 6:09:53 AM PDT by Hornet19 ((spp.gov)...Read it and GET MAD!)
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To: OBXWanderer
Mickey D's might be hiring, Natalie. Ever used a spatula??

Might have helped if her mother had used one.

On Natalies overdeveloped backside, to eliminate the now overdeveloped selfindulged ego.

17 posted on 08/05/2006 6:11:43 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
I think this is the first form of a boycott that I have seen that has actually worked to a degree.

The French wine industry is in a shambles.

18 posted on 08/05/2006 6:12:52 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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HA ha...
and the DitzySh!tz take another one in the...

19 posted on 08/05/2006 6:16:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: MinuteGal
No doubt the "passionate" fans...are dutifully turning out at concerts to cheer the Dixie Sheehans on.

George Soros should come to the rescue and purchase all the tickets for a concert or two.

20 posted on 08/05/2006 6:17:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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