Ticket resales for the 2013 American Idol Live! Tour are down 347 percent, according to data compiled by StubHub

14.06.2013 04:09

Statistical data
compiled by StubHub point to a
weak trek, which already has
called off a quarter of its
scheduled dates.
Ticket resales for the 2013
American Idol Live! Tour are
down 347 percent, according to
data compiled by StubHub , the
Ebay-owned online marketplace
for secondary sellers. The news
follows word of recent show
cancellations, where nearly a
quarter of the AEG trek's 40 U.S.
dates have been called off .
Originally slated to kick off June
29, the tour was pushed back to
July 19, leaving Idol observers
wondering whether some of the
venues booked, which include
New York's Nassau Veterans
Memorial Coliseum and
Nashville's Bridgestone Arena
(both with capacity of around
18,000), will have to be scaled
down to smaller rooms.
"Don't be surprised if they
curtain the balconies off
completely," says one Idol
insider, who points to weaker
outings, like season three's, where
the stage was moved to the
center of the venue -- or "half-
house" -- to give the impression
of a fuller space.