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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 04:04 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. Concert sales are more important to artists than album sales
Artists makes most of their money on tour.

And I think that it is significant that what was once the most popular country group in the country has to cancel shows in Texas - where they got their start - for lack of ticket sales.

As I said earlier, this would be like Jimmy Buffet suddenly unable to sell out venues in Florida.
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  -Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets a kennedy  Jun-08-06 08:21 AM   #0 
  - Bummer. My daughter has two tickets to the OKC  OKNancy   Jun-08-06 08:24 AM   #1 
  - Rolling Stone: Country Rockers the Dixie Chicks Stay on Top #1  LaPera   Jun-08-06 04:25 PM   #43 
  - they need to tour in the blue states  mainer   Jun-08-06 08:25 AM   #2 
  - At the rates Clear Channel's charging, I doubt ANY tour is doing well...  ClassWarrior   Jun-08-06 08:28 AM   #3 
  - exactly class warrior I only paid $5 to see Jimi Hendrix for Christ's sake  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 08:44 AM   #9 
     - You saw Hendrix!!? I'm not worthyyy...  ClassWarrior   Jun-08-06 08:46 AM   #10 
     - I saw him too  tibbiit   Jun-08-06 09:20 AM   #22 
     - I'm not sure what I paid for Hendrix....  Bridget Burke   Jun-08-06 09:54 AM   #26 
        - I paid $3.50 to see him at Woolsey Hall - New Haven, CT  DancingBear   Jun-08-06 04:04 PM   #41 
  - The Chicks need to stick to blue cities !  4morewars   Jun-08-06 08:28 AM   #4 
  - I think sales are doing well in the blue states...  marmar   Jun-08-06 08:38 AM   #6 
  - Indianapolis:  Jokerman   Jun-08-06 08:41 AM   #8 
     - I wish it were so . . .  Ex Lion Tamer   Jun-08-06 08:58 AM   #14 
        - Hi Ex Lion Tamer!  Jokerman   Jun-08-06 10:37 AM   #27 
           - I hope they're big sticks . . .  Ex Lion Tamer   Jun-08-06 02:49 PM   #29 
  - That sucks, I was going to go to the one in Memphis  MemphisTiger   Jun-08-06 08:32 AM   #5 
  - Well, the original Billboard article is at  Warpy   Jun-08-06 08:40 AM   #7 
  - They are high profile  NCevilDUer   Jun-08-06 08:49 AM   #11 
  - I Wonder If This Is Legit....I Couldn't Buy Tickets For KC Concert...  GR   Jun-08-06 08:52 AM   #12 
  - I think low ticket sales,  RufusEarl   Jun-08-06 08:55 AM   #13 
  - Well, the album sold almost 50% less this week than last  Mike Daniels   Jun-08-06 09:13 AM   #18 
     - Well principal is important,  RufusEarl   Jun-08-06 12:30 PM   #28 
     - It's not unusual for sales to drop significantly from week 1 to week 2  fishwax   Jun-09-06 09:40 AM   #54 
  - What would Billboard know about it. Sounds like a plant.  deaniac21   Jun-08-06 09:05 AM   #15 
  - Billboard's one of the major music related industry rags  Mike Daniels   Jun-08-06 02:54 PM   #30 
  - And they have zero axe to grind, you can trust them.  patcox2   Jun-08-06 02:57 PM   #31 
  - Good Lord!  theboss   Jun-08-06 03:51 PM   #34 
     - The tip off is the name "deaniac."  patcox2   Jun-08-06 03:54 PM   #35 
  - I wonder how other concerts at similar prices are doing in those markets.  newportdadde   Jun-08-06 09:08 AM   #16 
  - Here are prices for the Houston shows--now apparently cancelled....  Bridget Burke   Jun-08-06 09:13 AM   #17 
  - Geez, who could afford that?  HeeBGBz   Jun-08-06 09:18 AM   #21 
  - It's not a big surprise. Concerts are expensive, and the  lectrobyte   Jun-08-06 09:15 AM   #19 
  - Well Dee Dee Dee Tennessee.  lonestarnot   Jun-08-06 09:15 AM   #20 
  - They haven't gone on sale..  bookman   Jun-08-06 09:28 AM   #23 
  - That gives me hope for Houston.....  Bridget Burke   Jun-08-06 09:53 AM   #25 
  - This is going to happen a lot to a lot of groups  warrens   Jun-08-06 09:32 AM   #24 
  - I'm a fan of theirs  leftofthedial   Jun-08-06 03:02 PM   #32 
  - I don't think this bodes well for them long term  theboss   Jun-08-06 03:49 PM   #33 
  - What a Bullshit title for the article  LynneSin   Jun-08-06 03:55 PM   #36 
  - They're way better looking than M-ann Coulter to boot.  Prag   Jun-08-06 03:57 PM   #37 
  - And in Greensboro, which isn't exactly in a blue state  LostinVA   Jun-08-06 03:58 PM   #38 
  - Concert sales are more important to artists than album sales  theboss   Jun-08-06 04:04 PM   #40 
  - But Jimmy Buffett doesn't limit himself to just florida  LynneSin   Jun-08-06 10:13 PM   #52 
  - I would have been shocked if they hadn't debuted at #1  Mike Daniels   Jun-08-06 04:09 PM   #42 
     - They still have viable careers  theboss   Jun-08-06 04:29 PM   #45 
  - Rock on, ladies!  documaker   Jun-08-06 04:02 PM   #39 
  - Rolling Stone Magazine: Country Rockers the Dixie Chicks Stay on Top #1  LaPera   Jun-08-06 04:29 PM   #44 
  - ALL summer tours are suffering....  zulchzulu   Jun-08-06 04:30 PM   #46 
  - That article is two years old  theboss   Jun-09-06 08:15 AM   #53 
  - how much are tix?  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jun-08-06 04:32 PM   #47 
  - They canceled their Fresno stop  Innocent Smith   Jun-08-06 08:22 PM   #48 
  - I wouldn't worry about it, though....  FredScuttle   Jun-08-06 09:09 PM   #49 
     - I think Fresno is a country music type of place  Innocent Smith   Jun-08-06 09:30 PM   #51 
  - Their new release is selling well  mmonk   Jun-08-06 09:24 PM   #50 

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