The Voice UK Live tour cancelled due to poor ticket sales

The BBC1 talent show was set to go on the road in September

The live tour featuring acts from BBC1’s talent show The Voice has been pulled.

The tour was set to visit a host of arenas across the UK, starting at Bournemouth International Centre on September 12, and feature performances from all of the eight major acts who took part in the series, but, reports BBC Newsbeat, the run of shows has now been axed because of poor ticket sales. A spokesperson for the tour said:

Unfortunately, The Voice UK Live has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales – customers are advised to contact their point of purchase for ticket refunds.

Last week an established tour promoter told the Daily Mirror that they were ”anticipating huge problems” in trying to shift tickets. Speaking off the record, the promoter said of the The Voice‘s tour plans: “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.”

The Voice winner Leanne Mitchell – pictured above – recently saw her debut single miss the Top 40 completely. The series’ winning song, a version of Whitney Houston‘s ‘Run To You’, ended up charting at a lowly Number 45. Meanwhile, the show’s ratings dropped from a 10 million high in April to 4.5 million by the end of the series.

Speculation continues to mount as to whether the season’s judges Jessie J, will.i.am, Tom Jones and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue will return for the show’s next season.