Gwen Stefani is desperately trying to sell tickets to her upcoming “This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour” amid reports that those closest to the star are encouraging her to pull the plug on her upcoming string of shows.
According to Perez Hilton, Gwen has drastically slashed prices for her upcoming 2016 tour, which currently has 28 dates scheduled around the U.S. and Canada, in a desperate attempt to sell tickets.
The site claimed that tickets for Stefani’s ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour’ originally went on sale earlier this year for around $80 each. However, Live Nation just revealed that a three-day sale could see fans pick up four tickets for $40, making an individual ticket just $10.
Live Nation made the announcement on Instagram just 10 days before Stefani’s tour is scheduled to kick off in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on July 12, informing fans of the lower price and asking fans which tracks they’d like to hear Stefani performing on her first full tour since she hit the road back in 2007 for ‘The Sweet Escape Tour.’
Gwen is yet to comment on the sale that sees tickets on sale for $70 less than the original sale price, although the price slash comes shortly after The New York Post described sales for Stefani’s concerts as “horrifying.”
The site revealed last month that Gwen “hasn’t gained traction with ticket buyers” for any of her upcoming dates, apart from two of her West Coast shows in Jones Beach and Los Angeles.
The New York Daily News also reported that Gwen’s tour had been hit with seriously low sales, claiming that Stefani’s concerts around the U.S. and Canada are now “in trouble.”
The slew of poor sales claims come amid reports alleging that Gwen Stefani is currently being encouraged to cancel her upcoming shows before those associated with the tour decide to pull the plug due to low sales.
In Touch Weekly reported earlier this month that those close to Gwen were supposedly encouraging her to either postpone or abandon her North American shows completely to “spare herself the embarrassment” of having someone else cancel the shows.
“The tour starts July 12, but there are still some venues where 90 percent of the tickets are available for sale,” a source alleged at the time.
The insider didn’t reveal if Gwen’s boyfriend, Blake Shelton was one of those urging Stefani to cancel her plans to hit the road for the tour, which would see her on the road until October, although In Touch Weekly did allege that Shelton has plans for the two should Gwen opt to cancel her upcoming shows.
“[Blake Shelton] assured her that if she does cancel, they can spend all summer planning for a baby,” the source alleged, claiming that Shelton may be looking to start a family with Gwen sooner rather than later.
The latest reports come amid claims that Stefani is allegedly worried about being away from Blake for so long should the tour go ahead as originally planned.
“Gwen is worried about the idea of spending so much time apart [from Blake],” an insider close to the couple claimed to OK! Magazine of Stefani’s fears of being on the road and away from Shelton for too long.
“She’s afraid it’s going to blow up their romance,” the source said, adding that Stefani “wants to keep an eye on Blake” while she’s on the road.
Gwen and Blake are yet to comment on the reports, although the rumors follow reports from In Touch Weekly that suggested Stefani had already asked Shelton to attend select shows to perform their duet, “Go Ahead And Break My Heart.”
“Blake is even going to show up at a few of her gigs and perform with her,” an insider alleged of Blake’s plans to pop up at at least some of Stefani’s stops around the United States, admitting that Gwen’s hoping the possibility of seeing her and Blake together could encourage fans to snap up tickets.
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