Usher's upcoming "UR Experience" tour is struggling with ticket sales in several markets.
According to Page Six, the recently announced trek featuring August Alsina is only selling well in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, but is failing to catch on in other areas.
"Music insiders tell us that most venues on the 27-city tour have been selling only a fraction of the available seats," reports Page Six. "They estimate sales are so soft that promoter Live Nation may lose $5 million on the project. One reason might be the lack of a strong opening act — August Alsina was to open, but recently collapsed during a performance and was hospitalized for a week.DJ Cassidy is also on the tour roster."
As previously reported, Usher has pulled back on the release of his new album, which was to be released in connection with the tour. The set was led by two singles including the latest, "She Came To Give It To You."
Despite several high profile performances and promotions to push "She Came To Give It To You," the song has failed to catch on with music listeners at a level that it would be deemed a Billboard Hot 100 or strong R&B Songs charting hit.
The UR Experience Tour is slated to kick off Nov.1 in Quebec.