Tales of the death of the Dixie Chicks tour have been greatly exaggerated. The numbers aren't in the ballpark of the trio's 2003 tour—which grossed more than $62 million (tops for country that year)

Tales of the death of the Dixie Chicks tour have been greatly exaggerated. The numbers aren't in the ballpark of the trio's 2003 tour¿which grossed more than $62 million (tops for country that year) and moved more than 1 million tickets¿but the group's lower-than-expected ticket sales (news of which broke June 7 on billboard.biz) is not as big a story as the media has made of it, according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, whose company is promoting the bulk of dates on the tour.

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