May 24 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Voice tour of the musical talent show has been cancelled, including London dates.
Poor ticket sale forced organisers to pull the plug on the gigs.
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 BBC has defended the show, saying it pulled in an average of 9.2 million viewers - the best entertainment launch since research methods changed in 2001.
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.”