Birmingham Tour Date Struggling In SalesOctober 23, 2011
Britney’s wildly successful Femme Fatale Tour is facing heat in Birmingham after hundreds of tickets for the October 30 date failed to sell.
Even with reduced rates from sites like Groupon haven’t done the trick as fans are “reluctant” to pay for a show where it’s not completely live. “On Friday there were still 500 standing spaces up for grabs, and ticket availability in 11 of the venue’s 17 blocks of seats.” When a Mercury reporter called the box office, she was told: “It’s probably about half-full. There’s good availability.”
The cut-price ticket deal was brokered by tour promoter Live Nation with discount site Groupon, with two tickets for £60 on offer. All 238 tickets were snapped up by fans in search of cut-price concerts.
A Live Nation spokesman said: “Offering a discounted deal on Groupon is not a reflection of the quality or status or sales of a show but rather segmented marketing and a way to reach new and additional consumers.”
Too bad some fans focus on one aspect and don’t consider the entire show is an amazing production.