With Ticket Sales Slow, Dixie Chicks Reroute Tour

Even though their latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the past two weeks, the Dixie Chicks can’t seem to recreate that success in ticket sales in certain markets. “The tour is being rerouted based on demand,” a spokesperson for the band told Spin.com, and published reports suggest that the group’s not selling the seats it once did in the South, perhaps due to the band’s political stances.

In 2003, singer Natalie Maines told a British audience she was “ashamed” that the president was from her home state of Texas. “We have known since March 2003 that our path in this business would have obstacles at every pass,” the band wrote on their site, adding that for the rescheduled tour (dates to be announced shortly), they will “go where the fans are with great anticipation and no regrets.”

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