Skip to comments.Dixie Chicks fly the coop
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."
"Why don't they "fly the coop" all the way to Iran?"
Sounds like a good idea and Maines could take her Iranian husband with her.
And, they are no longer Chicks, look at them, they are aging Hens.
Yesterday, I drove by the AAC here in Dallas and they had a big promotion on their screen for the Chick's concert here in December.
I bet that concert will end up getting "re-routed" as well.
And Natalie isn't fat, she's just big boned.
Interesting you mention that because just over a week ago Colin Cowherd on his radio show on ESPN Radio (The Herd with Colin Cowherd) was not thrilled that Prince was going to perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show; he openly wondered if it was possible for the Dixie Chicks to perform during the Super Bowl (either pregame or halftime show) and his producer Chadd "The Compass" Scott promptly shot down that idea, say that after the Janet Jackson debacle at a Super Bowl halftime show the NFL would NEVER invite anyone controversial to perform at the Super Bowl. Given the fact that the Dixie Chicks are intensely disliked in the South, Texas and the Midwest, I'm not surprised at Scott's comments.
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Please keep us posted.
1st of its kind to work?
Let's for example take france, and Americas boycott of french wines.
If you listen to french winemakers bemoaning the rapid loss of American sales of high end french wines you may change your thoughts.
Until a year ago I had a service company that serviced grocery stores and I would talk to wine representatives and discuss whether they thought there was a decline in french wine consumption by their customers and they were emphatic, YES.
My thoughts exactly!
The irony continues: part of the reason they're cancelling is so they can play some dates in Australia.... and they've spent the last few days trashing Mel Gibson. When Natalie starts sounding like Mel, we'll know they've booked the Israel tour.
Best-seller, my Aunt Tillie.
Musta been U-hauls trucking cases of albums 24/7......from stores to warehouses all over the US.
All timed to a Dixie Zits "Resurrection Interview" on 60 Minutes.
Well, bless their hearts.
And what do the Chicks see from the stage? Wide Open Spaces
from the dixie chicks website we find
their tour consists of 41 dates.
17 are in blue states
17 are not in the USA
7 are in red states and of those 7, only 1 has been performed (ohio).
Ready to make nice yet?
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