Latest blow to The Voice after tour plans shelved due to poor ticket sales

All about the voice: The judges L-R: Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Will.i.am
All about the voice: The judges L-R: Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Will.i.am©Ray Tang/Rex Features

The Voice has been dealt another big blow after plans for a UK tour were shelved due to poor ticket sales.

The 11-date tour was to travel across the country, stopping off in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Glasgow Brighton and Newcastle.

But plans for BBC TV show’s tour have been scrapped after ticket sales failed to take off.

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."

It’s just the latest disappointment for The Voice, after viewer numbers steadily decreased week-on-week after a promising start.

The show’s winner Leanne Mitchell also failed to set the charts alight with her debut single, Run To You.

But despite this, the BBC has backed the show, saying it pulled in an average of 9.2 million viewers – which is the best entertainment launch since research methods changed in 2001.

BBC1 boss Danny Cohen said: “The Voice has broken all records for a new entertainment show on the BBC.

"There are also inevitably things you learn in the first series of a big new show, and we are confident that The Voice will return even stronger next year."

The Voice launched in spring this year, hosted by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates, with celebrity judges Jessie J, Tom Jones, Will.i.am, and Danny O'Donoghue on the panel.

The programme had been a big hit in the US, with stars including Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green acting as judges and mentors.

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