Vox Populi! (Again!)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates.
Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site.
Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.
The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications have reported lackluster sales in some markets, particularly in the South and Midwest.
Group spokeswoman Kathy Allmand said Monday that the total number of North American dates remains the same, with several Canadian cities added in place of the U.S. shows.
The trio released a statement last week attributing the changes to attempts to "accommodate demand" and said more dates might be added next year.
The TrekMedic muses:
Wow,..I'm shocked, aren't you??
Could their lack of popularity be caused by stupid-ass tricks like this:
Friday, August 04, 2006
By Lisa Bernhard, FOX News Entertainment Correspondent
With the Dixie Chicks feeling the heat since their anti-President Bush remarks, sweltering three-digit temps seemed appropriate for Tuesday’s show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
And how’s this for adding fuel to the fire: the Chicks took the stage to the tune “Hail to the Chief.”
As for lead singer Natalie Maines, well, the girl can’t help it. Before launching into the song “White Trash Wedding,” Maines gave a “shout out” to Mel Gibson and joked, “If only I’d said I was drunk and checked myself into rehab, all of our troubles would have been over.”
Not hardly, Miss Ditzy Chick,...not hardly!