Lewis Capaldi says his ticket sales in Germany are “abysmal”

The Scottish singer is heading out on a UK and European headline tour early next year behind his upcoming second album

Lewis Capaldi has revealed that ticket sales to his upcoming gig in Germany are “abysmal” compared to other countries.

The Scottish singer-songwriter will release new album ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, the follow-up to 2019 debut ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’, on May 19, 2023.

Prior to the album’s release, Capaldi is set to hit the road on a UK and European arena tour in January, including a show at the 17,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.


Speaking to Ken Bruce on his BBC Radio 2 show, Capaldi said the tour is “selling well” except for the German date.

The singer added: “People in Germany are really not vibing with my music, I have to say at the minute. Ticket sales are abysmal. That’s a word that I don’t get to use often.

He added: “Everywhere else you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s going to sell out, or that’s going to sell really well, blah blah blah’, and you can kind of see them going up.

The show in Berlin is 17,000 people, that’s what the arena can hold. And I have sold 1,373 tickets.”

The singer joked: “Come on Germany. Get off your backsides and do something!”

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Lewis Capaldi Credits: Michael Kovac/Getty


Check out the dates for the tour below and buy your tickets here.

14 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
16 – Sheffield, Utilita Arena
18 – Manchester, AO Arena
19 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
21 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
23 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
24 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
26 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
27 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
29 – Belfast, SSE Arena
30 – Dublin, 3Arena

1 – Cardiff, International Arena
2 – Exeter, Westpoint Arena
13 – Warsaw, Torwar
14 – Vienna, Stadthalle
16 – Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena
17 – Prague, O2 Arena
19 – Hamburg, Barclays Arena
21 – Frankfurt, Festhalle
23 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
25 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
26 – Paris, Accor Arena
28 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena

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2 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
3 – Oslo, Spektrum
5 – Stockholm, Avicii Arena 
7 – Zurich, Hallenstadion
8 – Milan, Mediolanum Forum
10 – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi 
11 – Madrid, WiZink Center
14 – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
15 – Munich, Olympiahalle

2023 will also see Capaldi Last week, make his headline debut at Reading and Leeds festivals. He is set to top the bill on Main Stage West on the Saturday of Reading and Sunday of Leeds. Also set to headline are Billie Eilish, Sam FenderFoalsThe Killers and Imagine Dragons.

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