The Voice tour cancelled

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2012

The Voice coach

'The Voice' UK tour has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales

'The Voice' UK tour has been cancelled.

The BBC One 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 - were due to perform around the country but many dates have been axed due to poor sales.

Ticket website GetToTheFront confirmed: "The Voice UK dates in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Aberdeen have been cancelled, tickets to be refunded."

Though 'The Voice' - which saw, Jessie J, Sir Tiom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue coach the acts - 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 shows could be a disaster as even rival programme 'Britain's Got Talent' - which posted higher ratings - had to cancel last year's tour because of poor ticket sales.

A source recently said: '''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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