Britney Spears’ Vegas Spectacular Might Not Be Selling So Well

It’s low salesney, bitch. Reports surfaced today that Britney Spearsupcoming Vegas show at Planet Hollywood, the details of which were announced in a credulity-straining early morning announcement and interview in the middle of the desert last week, isn’t faring so well.

RadarOnline says that out of the first 16 dates from December 27 through February 22, only three have sold out, which is a disappointment to producers. “After spending hundreds of thousands on promo, they expected to instantly sell out all of the first 16 shows, but they didn’t come close!” The source also reportedly says, “Many are considering this a disaster,” which is, well, let’s take this with a grain of salt, guys. The Indian Ocean tsunami was a disaster. The earthquake in Haiti was a disaster. The underperformance of Britney Spears’ shows in Vegas isn’t going to cause any deaths or starvation, except beyond the obvious casualties (Alli Sims was already toast, anyway). Hannah Spears will still have food in her bowl at the end of the day. Take a deep breath. 

Anyway, this very reasonable, tempered, moderate-sounding source goes on to explain that there’s still hope, but only if things turn around to the standards of the highers-up: “So all of this put together really isn’t looking well for Britney,” the source says. “Ticket sales need to start skyrocketing or else there’s going to be a lot of disappointed investors and people involved with the show.”

My personal suspicion? A big, splashy album would do a lot to buoy public interest in Spears. If “Work Bitch” isn’t doing it, might be time to trot out some of that other, non muscle. Is Dr. Luke home?

[via RadarOnline]

  • Steve

    Dr. Luke? How about Max Martin, the man to whom she owes her career, as far as I’m concerned. I’d love to see her go back to basics and do more bubblegum pop like when she started.

  • Flop The Ice

    “It’s low salesney, bitch.” = BRILLIANT. “It’s been a while…” (since someone bought a ticket.)

  • Really?

    RadarOnline… really?

    Great coughfabricatedcough story there guys :)

  • Russ Noe

    I’ve never understood why anyone would plop down $$ to see someone lip synch a bunch of songs. She’s the worst that pop music has to offer, IMO.

  • Ronaldo

    ^ Hey Russ, save your pennies and use it on your hair, it’s dated and awful, as bad as your smile and passenger, IMO.
    Why did Idolator run with something from Radaronline? shame on you. Tickets are selling just fine:
    “It prompted a virtual flood of ticket sales and hotel-room bookings. I asked Tariq Shaukat, chief marketing officer for Caesars Entertainment, for reaction from just the first 24 hours. He told me: “We’re very pleased, and, as we suspected, interest in Britney is very high from all over.” Three of her first shows apparently sold out within the first hour, and sales for the first group of 16 shows through February are still going strong five months out.”

  • Julia

    no will i am, no dr flop! srsly! they need to launch smth midtempo, smth that will surprise public

  • Christopher Marston

    Perhaps people are not interested in flying to a location to watch some one known to lip sync every performance?