August 09, 2006

Say What You Think, Get Treated Accordingly

Remember when I posted about the Chixie Dicks' troubles now that they've decided they don't want redneck fans no more? Well, the hits just keep on comin'. Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows On Tour:

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.
Houston. They're from Texas, and they can't get a gig in f'ing Houston? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

But it's all good, though - they've replaced those shows. With Canadian ones. Of course, they'll need to play 30% more dates to cover the exchange rate.

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.

I am in awe of the epic spin job represented by the phrase 'accomodate demand.' What a way to express the sentiment "accomodate the lack of demand we brought upon ourselves by shitting on the fans who made us rich. And famous. But mostly rich":

I [Natalie Maines] 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. And it's easier when you're financially set, because you can be a little more ballsy, and just do what you want to do.

As for the Canadian tour dates, am I the only one thinking "Out: Houston. In: Moose Dick, Saskatchabertitoba Territory?"

[H/T Coach TC on KisP]


Posted by Chris at August 9, 2006 10:23 AM

Category: Media Stupidity

"Of course, they'll need to play 30% more dates to cover the exchange rate." Heh.

I don't follow country music, but I was unaware that "country music" had changed that much since DC were popular and now. The biggest change in country music is that now the DC can't make money producing country music. Extra karmic irony for DC not being in demand in Dixie.

Posted by: Paul at August 9, 2006 12:51 PM

Gadz, this whole thing sounds like a Mr Obvious show. "You mean if we verbally shit on our fans and keep verbally rubbing their noses in it, they *won't* keep buying our records? Huh... I never made the connection."

Posted by: chess h at August 9, 2006 11:03 PM