Straight from CNN, it’s been said that Lady Gaga isn’t exactly ringing in the New Year with the best numbers. Gaga, who’s said to have one of the most anticipated tours of 2013, hasn’t been selling tickets as predictors first expected. What was expected to be a sold out tour for Born This Way Ball is now being dropped in price dramatically due to poor ticket sales.
Earlier this morning, ticket pricesdropped at popular ticket site StubHub for as significant as $23 dollars, which is a huge drop from the initial $60 dollars on Ticketmaster. At this point in the game, Gaga, who is promoting her second studio album Born This Way, should be outselling shows. As of right now, Lady Gaga’s first show, which starts on January 14 in Tacoma, still has tickets available for purchase, a rarity for an artist who has sold millions of records world wide.
Perhaps it’s the fact that Gaga has been out of the media for the better part of 2012. When she hit the scene, media filters and the world couldn’t escape her crazy performance artist outfits, and her vocal campaigns for gay rights. For the better part of 2012, the singer hasn’t been at the forefront of the media. Instead, we have the likes of Nicki Minaj making headlines for her outrageous behavior.
If Lady Gaga’s tickets don’t sell, probably one of two things may happen. She might be forced to promote her concert by giving tickets away closer to the date, which isn’t that rare, or she may have to cancel dates. Either way, the looks of any empty seats is pretty embarrassing.
In spite of all this, Ticketmaster is still standing by the face that the Born This Way Ball tour is among the top five grossing tours of 2012. Perhaps we can blame this one on the economy and ticket prices that were originally set at $100 a piece of a decent seat?