Sore Throat Cancels Dixie Chicks Show
The Associated Press
Jun. 02, 2003
CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Dixie Chicks canceled a sold-out concert over the weekend because lead singer Natalie Maines had a sore throat.
Fans were not permitted to go to their seats at Gund Arena on Sunday and the show was canceled about 15 minutes before its 7:30 p.m start time. The concert was rescheduled for June 11.
Band member Emily Robison said they're upset about the cancellation but had no choice.
``Natalie is not feeling very well. Her throat has some damage to it,'' Robison said. ``She's sick right now and the doctor said, 'If you sing tonight, you're just going to make it worse.'''
Robison said it's the first show they ever had to cancel.
The Dixie Chicks' tour is selling out despite backlash from Maines' comment to a London audience on March 10 that ``we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.''