Duck Dynasty concert dropped due to low sales

The 27 April performance was scheduled for an 11,000-seat arena in Springfield, Missouri

Duck Dynasty concert dropped due to low sales
19 April 2014

The planned musical extravaganza from the stars of reality show Duck Dynasty has been canceled because of low ticket sales.

The Robertson family was to bring a concert, called Faith, Family & Ducks, to Springfield, Missouri (a midwestern US state).

The presentation was to be a mixture of songs, and speeches, on how the family lives the American dream and keeps ‘family values.’

However, as reported by Talking Points Memo, there was not enough interest because the 27 April show was nixed due to weak ticket sales for the 11,000 seat arena.

Late least year, family head Phil Robertson caused a media firestorm with anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview.

He was briefly suspended from the show by A&E, who initially expressed ‘disappointment’ and quickly distanced itself from its reality show star. But the station reversed its decision following fan protests, with many defending Robertson’s right to free speech.

Robertson said in part: ‘Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. … Gays and lesbians are ‘full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless.’

The show has faced a decline in viewers. Late January’s fifth season premiere was watched by 8.5 million viewers – a 28% drop from the record-setting fourth season premiere in 2013 August.

fifth season premiere was seen last week by 8.5 million viewers – a 28% drop from the record-setting fourth season premiere last August. – See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/following-anti-gay-controversy-duck-dynasty-ratings-slide-lowest-more-year240114#sthash.JJU45iVY.dpuf

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