The Dixie Chicks Are Back?

The band that outed themselves as angry malcontent liberals and then continued to amaze us with their ever widening spiral of stupid stunts and statements is... well, back?  It would appear.

The Dixie Chicks are touring this summer with The Eagles and Keith Urban.  Of the eight dates originally announced,  two shows (Philadelphia and Hershey, PA) have been canceled.  No one will say why but I, of course, have my suspicions.  The Dixie Chicks had their own issues with poor ticket sales on their last tour four years ago.  We'll see how the remaining six dates play out.  The tour begins June 8th in Toronto.

Some of my favorite Dixie Chick quotes:

 "Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." -- Natalie Maines, March 10, 2003

"I feel the President is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world" -- Natalie Maines, March 10, 2003 - in a lame attempt to clarify her original statement

And finally the non-apology four days later. -- "As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, as a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost. I love my country. I am a proud American."  -- Natalie Maines, March 14, 2003

"I'd rather have a smaller following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith. We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."  -- Natalie Maines, May, 2006

On her original "apology" to President Bush -- "...I don't feel that way anymore. I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever ... If people are going to ask me to apologize based on who I am ... I don't know what to do about that. I can't change who I am."  -- Natalie Maines, May 21 2006

"A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do. A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism. " --  Emily Robison, June 15, 2006

The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country ... I don't see why people care about patriotism." -- Natalie Maines, June 15, 2006

"Just so y'all know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,"  Natalie Maines,  June, 2006

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