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.
Look at those cities I emphasised. If Natalie Maines had just kept her yap shut, those cities would have sold out in hours. Not days. Not weeks. Hours.
But no, 'ol Natalie had to open her big mouth, and when the fans, you know, the people who buy the CD's and buy the concert tickets, when the fans had the audacity to show their disapproval with her little overseas speech, the Dixie Chicks didn't say "Oops, sorry, we shouldn't have said that". No, they had to say "You ignorant hayseeds, what do YOU know?!"
And now they can't sell concert tickets in frigging Memphis.
I'm sure there are country music singers out there who don't support the war. I'm sure there are country music singers out there who voted for John Kerry. But I don't care, so long as they keep their politics to themselves and just sing. But badmouthing my President overseas during a time of war doesn't sit well with me, and it doesn't sit well with most if not all of the people who buy country music.
Too bad, Natalie. Enjoy Canada.