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Eagles invite friends on new stadium tour
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/18/2010 | Kevin C. Johnson

Posted on 06/18/2010 6:28:07 PM PDT by rwa265

The Eagles sure know how to keep things fresh and interesting on the road.

For the veteran rockers' new stadium tour, the band, which often performs without supporting acts, recruited none other than the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban to open shows. (Warning to Urban fans: He's not on the bill for the show at Busch Stadium.)

"We're giving people something for their money — not to say they weren't getting their money's worth when they see us by ourselves," Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit says. "Normally, we're on a show of our own, but on this one we decided to have a little bit of a summer fest."

Booking the Dixie Chicks was somewhat of a controversial move. Many have yet to move past lead singer Natalie Maines' comments against the war in Iraq and then-President George W. Bush at a 2003 concert in London.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dixiechicks; eagles
It was just announced that remaining tickets for the June 24 concert at Busch Stadium are going for 50% of the original price.
1 posted on 06/18/2010 6:28:08 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: rwa265

I’m watching the Cardinal’s-Oakland A’s game, and the announcers were just now AGAIN trying to “sell” the concert.


2 posted on 06/18/2010 6:34:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rwa265

Many have yet to move past lead singer Natalie Maines’ comments against the war in Iraq and then-President George W. Bush at a 2003 concert in London.

Rewriting history again, Maines’ dissed her fans.

“That didn’t sit well with country music fans then, and now Maines says she’s finished with the genre and is none too pleased with the fans, basically labeling them as redneck hicks.”

Maines said, “And I guess I was ignorant to the fact that the stereotypes behind country music were true — and it was disappointing.”

Ouch. She wasn’t finished trashing the fans of country music.

“So I’m pretty much done. They’ve shown their true colors. I like lots of country music, but as far as the industry and everything that happened... I couldn’t want to be farther away from that,” Maines told EW.


3 posted on 06/18/2010 6:37:18 PM PDT by griswold3 (\)
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To: rwa265

Don Henley Must Die...


4 posted on 06/18/2010 6:37:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rwa265

Eagles-— Most repellent of the baby boomer nostalgia bands


5 posted on 06/18/2010 6:39:28 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: rwa265


Natalie Maines on tour with the Eagles.
6 posted on 06/18/2010 6:39:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: rwa265

Oh, those eagles. I was mistaken, I thought Philly was showing off their “new” stadium to some “friends”. Joe Walsh should have stayed with the James Gang.


7 posted on 06/18/2010 6:40:31 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: musicman

That’s where I saw it. Pujols just tied it up with a run scoring single.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 6:40:53 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: jimbo123

Looks like Natalie should join the Indigo Girls.


9 posted on 06/18/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rwa265

The are liberals.


10 posted on 06/18/2010 6:41:47 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: rwa265

Next line in the article: “’We have nothing but respect for them because of the fact they stand by their convictions,’ Schmit says.”

That’s something to consider if anyone’s thinking of snapping up some bargain-basement Dixie Eagles tickets.


11 posted on 06/18/2010 6:41:48 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: dfwgator

Did Natalie go lesbo?


12 posted on 06/18/2010 6:42:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: rwa265

...Larry the Cable Guy said Maines was flat out nuts...says he “You don’t go out of your way to piss off your fan base like that!”


13 posted on 06/18/2010 6:42:40 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: griswold3

Did their career tank? I have not heard much from them.


14 posted on 06/18/2010 6:44:56 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: jimbo123

Looks like that wacky little bilge pump doesn’t think she’s getting enough attention. Is she pulling a Chastity Bono or something?


15 posted on 06/18/2010 6:47:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rwa265

Thanks!!!!( They’ve stranded at least 4-5 so far and at least one DP. I’m recording it!!!!!!!)


16 posted on 06/18/2010 6:48:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jimbo123

Even Beergoggles wouldn’t cure that!


17 posted on 06/18/2010 6:50:32 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: jimbo123
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PhotobucketOut of closet button

18 posted on 06/18/2010 6:52:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: humblegunner

Look-a-like guitarist ping!


19 posted on 06/18/2010 6:54:52 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: griswold3

Want to have fun with Maines fans? avalonfarmblog.wordpress.com


20 posted on 06/18/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT by steve8714 (They auctioned my house. I pray and work for better days ahead, God willing.)
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To: Frantzie

I don’t think Frey and Walsh are libtards.


21 posted on 06/18/2010 6:57:15 PM PDT by steve8714 (They auctioned my house. I pray and work for better days ahead, God willing.)
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To: Eaker

You know the Eagles are the headline act for Austin’s ACL Festival in the fall. How did the organizers manage to miss signing The Dixie Chicks too? They are made for Austin.


22 posted on 06/18/2010 7:00:22 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan
They are made for Austin.

That's a fact!

23 posted on 06/18/2010 7:04:42 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: RegulatorCountry

LOL Bilge pumps aren’t much to look at but I’ve never seen one that made me cringe like that. That is just painful.


24 posted on 06/18/2010 7:07:26 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: steve8714

Frey is a leftist, just not as outspoken as Henley. In fact it was his idea to do the benefit for Alan Cranston.


25 posted on 06/18/2010 7:13:47 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 (Is it bad when you start to miss the Clinton years?)
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To: musicman

She looks like Joran van der Sloot in that picture.


26 posted on 06/18/2010 7:14:52 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rwa265
It was just announced that remaining tickets for the June 24 concert at Busch Stadium are going for 50% of the original price.

I am as big a fan as it gets when it comes to the Eagles. But, I hate what they did to Don Felder. Moreover, I felt that their "new" album was pretty lame and sounded too country to me. Apparently they are still playing alot of those songs on their tour.

27 posted on 06/18/2010 7:16:59 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 (Is it bad when you start to miss the Clinton years?)
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To: rwa265

Puleeze. Geezer rock and the Dixie Chicks. Spare me.


28 posted on 06/18/2010 7:19:53 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: CaptainK

Yes. Separated at birth. Only he dresses better.


29 posted on 06/18/2010 7:21:34 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: CaptainK
Muttley Laugh
30 posted on 06/18/2010 7:41:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jimbo123
It's good to see an actor from one of my favorite old B-horror movies find a new career in music.


31 posted on 06/18/2010 7:42:28 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Fast Ed97

I don’t care if he’s a liberal, as long as I don’t have to pay to be scolded. Walsh is libertarian in his outlook, I believe.


32 posted on 06/18/2010 7:59:30 PM PDT by steve8714 (They auctioned my house. I pray and work for better days ahead, God willing.)
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To: steve8714

Joe Walsh is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (WB6ACU).


33 posted on 06/18/2010 9:07:32 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: Fast Ed97

In fact he forced Don Felder to attend. Thats when Don Felder smashed a guitar into the pillor out of frustration.

I loved the Eagles. Since Don Felder left ...I can care less.

Plus the prices for their concerts are outragous.


34 posted on 06/18/2010 9:49:53 PM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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