Houston, TX -- Despite their popularity, tickets for the Houston Dixie Chicks show are no longer being sold. The Toyota Center sign says all ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks September show will no longer go on sale.
Maxine Acola's daughters might have gone to the Houston Dixie Chicks show, but now they will not get the chance.
Ticket sales were suspended after advanced sales brought back disappointing numbers. In Houston, only a few thousand advance seats were sold to the Dixie Chicks show. It's the same thing in two other cities. In Memphis, the show has already been canceled due to slow sales.
It's no secret the Dixie Chicks have plenty of people who do not like them. In 2003, lead singer Natalie Maines angered fans when she said she was embarrassed President George W. Bush was from Texas. While Maines apologized, she recently took it back and it seems in Houston the band is paying the price.
At All Records music store, they're selling the second order of the Dixie Chicks CDs. Fred Allred never thought the concert ticket sales would be suspended. Music industry experts say the show could be rescheduled to a smaller venue, but typically when ticket sales are suspended, the show is not going on.
One local music editor says the concert industry as a whole is suffering a slow down, but the Dixie Chicks slow concert sales in Houston might just be a product of the band's political views.