Despite her recent success as a coach on The Voice and her latest album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March, Gwen Stefani fans aren’t too interested in seeing her summer tour.
According to a new report by the New York Daily News, Stefani is seriously struggling to sell tickets to her recently announced “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour,” with an insider even claiming that sales are so low that the numbers are “horrifying.”
The source claimed to the site last week that Gwen’s July 21 stop at Jones Beach, New York, and her two October shows in Los Angeles are so far the only concerts to receive healthy interest, while her attempts to sell tickets to her 25 other stops around the U.S. and Canada allegedly “haven’t gained traction with ticket buyers.”
The insider recently confessed to the site that the majority of Gwen’s 2016 tour dates still have “a sea of blue on Ticketmaster’s interactive seat map,” representing unsold seats that are only “interrupted by an occasional red dot signifying a resale seat.”
Gwen Stefani is yet to comment on the reports of low ticket sales, however, reports that Gwen’s “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” isn’t exactly selling well follows recent reports that alleged Stefani is well aware of her less-than-stellar sales and is reportedly looking to boyfriend Blake Shelton to help her latest tour gain interest.
According to In Touch Weekly, Stefani is hoping that her romance with Blake Shelton may spur on her so far pretty lackluster sales, as she’s reportedly set to ask Shelton to promote her 2016 tour across his various social media accounts to get the word out to his millions of followers.
Gwen Stefani “is so freaked out about the lackluster sales that she is turning to boyfriend Blake Shelton,” a source said earlier this month of the supposedly seriously low sales. “Gwen’s planning on asking him to post ticket sales information on his social media platforms in hopes that it will generate some buzz… If that means swallowing her pride and asking Blake for help, Gwen will do it.”
Although Shelton has yet to tweet out about Gwen’s upcoming 2016 tour, the source claimed that Blake is on board to do everything he can to try to save sales for Stefani’s latest string of shows, her first since she hit the road for her “The Sweet Escape Tour” back in 2007.
“Blake is doing everything he can to save her show,” the source said, claiming that “Blake is even going to show up at a few of Gwen’s gigs and perform with her” in the hopes that the element of surprise surrounding their romance may be enough to gain a few more ticket sales.
“It makes him sad that she isn’t selling tickets when she has worked so hard on this tour,” the Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani insider added.
The same source also admitted to the site that Stefani’s alleged poor sales came as “a blow” to Gwen, as she “had hoped that appearing as a coach on The Voice, and cozying up to the country singer, would help her appeal to a much younger audience,” who Stefani was hoping would attend her currently scheduled 27 shows around the U.S. and Canada.
What do you think of reports that ticket sales for Gwen’s “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” aren’t exactly selling well? Do you think it’s a good idea for Gwen Stefani to turn to Blake Shelton for help?
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