Poor ticket sales hit Voice tour

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THE Voice tour set to visit to Sheffield has been cancelled because of poor ticket sales.

Organisers of the concerts - a spin off from the BBC talent show The Voice - pulled the plug on the 11 date tour, which was to have featured performances from the TV show’s eight finalists.

A spokeswoman 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.”

The show’s winner, Leanne Mitchell, landed a deal with music giant Universal, but a download version of her debut single failed to make much of an impression on the charts.

The BBC has defended the show, saying it pulled in an average of 9.2 million viewers.

BBC1 boss Danny Cohen said programme chiefs would ‘learn’ from the experiences of the first series.

He 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.”