The Voice tour sales struggle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 June 2012
Bo Bruce

The Voice finalist Bo Bruce

Performances for the planned 'Voice' UK tour could be cancelled as ticket sales are slow

'The Voice' UK tour has failed to sell out a single venue.

The BBC talent show's eight finalists - winner Leanne Mitchell and runners up Bo Bruce, Vince Kidd, Becky Hill, Max Milner, Jaz Ellington, Tyler James and Ruth Brown - are due to perform live around the country but there are now fears some of the concerts could be cancelled as sales for the £40 tickets have been slow.

A source said: "Do they really think that they can sell 160,000 tickets at £40 a pop when they couldn't even keep people watching on the telly for free?

"Everyone is anticipating huge problems with this."

Though 'The Voice' had a strong start on TV with over 11 million viewers, they had dropped to less than five million by the semi-final stage and insiders think the tour could be a disaster as even rival show 'Britain's Got Talent' - which posts higher ratings - had to cancel last year's tour because of poor ticket sales.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "'Britain's Got Talent' had to admit defeat and pull the plug on the live tour in 2011 because the tickets hadn't sold - and their ratings were higher and more consistent than The Voice's."

This year, 'Britain's Got Talent' did not have an accompanying tour.

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