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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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To: Jameison

"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.


41 posted on 08/05/2006 6:43:30 AM PDT by fabriclady
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To: NautiNurse

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.


42 posted on 08/05/2006 6:45:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: D-fendr
They're not losing audience, they've just become more selective in choosing their fans..

And Natalie isn't fat, she's just big boned.

43 posted on 08/05/2006 6:46:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: D-fendr
They're not losing audience, they've just become more selective in choosing their fans..

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.

44 posted on 08/05/2006 6:50:37 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: tioga

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45 posted on 08/05/2006 7:02:43 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: MinuteGal
They were passionately rejected.
46 posted on 08/05/2006 7:08:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: dfwgator
I bet that [Dallas] concert will end up getting "re-routed" as well.

Please keep us posted.

47 posted on 08/05/2006 7:08:32 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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.


48 posted on 08/05/2006 7:09:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Recovering Hermit
It's not just the chicks that are spewing their political views while on stage.
I wouldn't mind taking my 20 year old son to see C.S.N.& Y.
but I refuse to pay hard earned money to listen to them talk bad about my president, his policies and America.
And there are others.
49 posted on 08/05/2006 7:14:44 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: relictele
"'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."

My thoughts exactly!

50 posted on 08/05/2006 7:19:05 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: NautiNurse

51 posted on 08/05/2006 7:19:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: NonValueAdded
If only they took their own advice.

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.

52 posted on 08/05/2006 7:20:20 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: NautiNurse
The Dixie Chicks have been mostly blacklisted from country radio....... despite the fact that the group's album "Taking The Long Way" is one of the biggest sellers in country music this year....

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.

53 posted on 08/05/2006 7:21:13 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: NautiNurse

Well, bless their hearts.


54 posted on 08/05/2006 7:23:22 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Whatever happened to Cynthia McKinney?)
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To: NautiNurse
Natalie Maines: "We'd like to give thanks to the overwhemling support that all 3 of you out there have shown us. Thank you... Now let's get this place rockin'"
55 posted on 08/05/2006 7:27:42 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They were passionately rejected.

LOL!

And what do the Chicks see from the stage? Wide Open Spaces

56 posted on 08/05/2006 7:28:27 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual...if they sense scorn or ridicule, they'll flee)
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To: NautiNurse

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).


57 posted on 08/05/2006 7:28:35 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: ArmstedFragg

LOL


58 posted on 08/05/2006 7:29:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist)
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To: ArmstedFragg
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.

Nice catch.

59 posted on 08/05/2006 7:32:06 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: NautiNurse

Ready to make nice yet?


60 posted on 08/05/2006 7:33:14 AM PDT by BadAndy ("Loud mouth internet Rambo")
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