'The Voice' UK tour could face cancellation after poor ticket sales

An established tour promoter says that 'everyone is anticipating huge problems' with the 12-date arena run

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The live tour featuring acts from BBC1's reality singing show The Voice could face cancellation, according to tabloid reports today (June 13).

The tour is due to visit 12 arenas across the UK in September and tickets are over £40 in nearly all venues, with all the major acts who took part in the series signed up to be part of the tour.

According to the Daily Mirror today (June 13), an established tour promoter said they were ''anticipating huge problems'' and compared the situation with ITV's decision to pull the planned Britain's Got Talent live tour.

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."

They continued: "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 comes in a week of bad news for the show, as its winner Leanne Mitchell saw her debut single miss the Top 40 completely over the weekend.

'Run To You', which the singer performed as she won the show on June 2, fell from its midweek placing of Number 27 to end up charting at lowly Number 45.

Speculation also 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.
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