The Voice tour ‘fails to sell out single venue’ – Daily TV round-up

'The Voice' tour has failed to sell out a single venue, according to reports.

Tickets for the shows are priced at £40 each, but it's feared that some shows may have to be pulled because of slow sales.

Voice finalists Bro Bruce and Tyler James with winner Leanne Mitchell (Credit: BBC)

The tour is set to take in large arenas in Cardiff, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Liverpool and Sheffield, while the O2 show in London and the Manchester show at the Manchester Arena will have to attract over 20,000 people to fill the venues.

One promoter told The Mirror that he doubted they could sell 160,000 tickets at £40 each because of the falling ratings suffered by the TV show.

They added: “'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'.”

The news that ‘The Voice’ tour has failed to sell out comes after winner Leanne Mitchell landed outside the Top 40 with her single, a cover of Whitney Houston's 'Run To You'. [The Mirror]

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