12:47 pm - 05/28/2014

They're Not Going Gaga over Lady Gaga! Tour Ticket Sales Slump

Is Lady Gaga's 15 minutes of fame over?

If demand for tickets is any indication, there may not be enough little monsters out there to save the singer's tour.

Tickets for Gaga's current tour have surprisingly not broken into the top-10 list of StubHub's most popular events, the president of the eBay-owned ticket broker said on Wednesday.

"One Direction is still in the top 10 for concerts on StubHub but Lady Gaga is not, and that's a little bit surprising this year. Even though she's touring and generally doing a lot of concerts she's not in our top 10 this year," Chris Tsakalakis said in a "Squawk Box" interview on CNBC.

As of Wednesday morning, StubHub showed 300 tickets still available for the singer's Wednesday night concert in Seattle, starting as low as $41.65. She has three more shows over the next week, and there were at least 400 tickets left for each of those as well, with starting prices as low as $38.30.

Tour executives have denied reports that tickets were not selling well, though. Live Nation's Arthur Fogel told Billboard in late March that ticket sales were already at 80 percent of capacity at that time, with $26 million in gross revenue to date.

Earlier this year, in a documentary about Fogel, the singer herself acknowledged that she went broke during a 2009 tour due to its costs.

- CNBC staff
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faeriegodfag 28th-May-2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Suddenly, The Koons isn't ticket sales.
platinumpinup 28th-May-2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Best 1st comment.
dangerbuffalo 28th-May-2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
not really
hope_remains 28th-May-2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
The idea of Gaga flopping in ticket sales brings me a twisted yet truly sincere pleasure.

So glad this gimmick died out.
funhouse 28th-May-2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
seeing her now makes me embarrassed i used to stan for her
phreshprince 28th-May-2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
same tbh
fierysadness 28th-May-2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
mte. She was the first musician I ever stanned for and now I can't help but judge 14 year old me.
xadyx 28th-May-2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Same but I'm glad I saw the light
zonoscope 28th-May-2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
I stanned for her back when I watched glee. High school is a dark time.
von_bobotron 28th-May-2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
yeah it's gotten pretty lame. she's like the marilyn manson of this generation.
morgan90 28th-May-2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
Maybe she shouldn't have spent $50 million on promo.
boweeko 28th-May-2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
I heard $75 million?
burqaswag 28th-May-2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure the made up number is 25 please fact check next time.
ty 28th-May-2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
irony... fact check a made up number
funhouse 28th-May-2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
I thought it was a quarter of a billion??
theblackwidow 28th-May-2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
Damn Chris is hot in your icon <3
vector_pole 28th-May-2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
Nah it's $75 Million.
ptr28 28th-May-2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I hope this means I can get a decent seat for <$100

or I can just join my local radio station's contest to get free tickets
crazyfirecrotch the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 05:06 pm (UTC)

the decline is the best thing of the artpop era
funhouse Re: the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
crazyfirecrotch Re: the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
row row row your boat gently down the stream
isbitchbetter Re: the ashanti of this generation29th-May-2014 03:23 am (UTC)
i love how this is randomly right at the end of the performance
disco_friends Re: the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
wtf is she doing
anchellada Re: the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
excuse u... pls do not compare the hip hop princess to this flop attention whore

liddlebins Re: the ashanti of this generation28th-May-2014 07:31 pm (UTC)
embarrassing gif is embarrassing
zonoscope 28th-May-2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
that fad didn't last long. she's basically the human equivalent of pogs.
platinumpinup 28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
infidelkast 28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
spankmypirate 28th-May-2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
More like Furbies, l b r
funhouse 28th-May-2014 05:14 pm (UTC)

fun for a while, but after a while you just cba
crazyfirecrotch 28th-May-2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
is katy perry the slammer or poison pog?
xadyx 28th-May-2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
cageyb 28th-May-2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
The arena she's performing at for Seattle has a capacity of 17000. 300 tickets being left over isn't that bad. That's less than 2% of the tickets not sold.
thestrals_00 28th-May-2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Shhhhh don't ruin them haters' day
zephyrkist 28th-May-2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
Also, it's not fans who bought those tickets, it's scalpers having a hard time with resale
cageyb 28th-May-2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
That's a good point. She's gonna get the money from those tickets regardless because scalpers bought them at regular price to sell back on Stubhub.
tellmeimawreck 28th-May-2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
I was going to comment on that but then I figured people would bitch about the possibility of other tickets being sold on ebay or whatever. It's not like she's got 2k tickets available out of 17k.
dangerbuffalo 28th-May-2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
I am hopefully going to that show in Seattle tonight, but Imma need one of those unsold seats haha
emptyobsidian 28th-May-2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yep my god people are reaching. It shows how completely desperately people want her to be over though. Like, to the point that all comprehension skills disappear and normally intelligent people turn into drooling tumblr-bait.
hotforbabyleg 28th-May-2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Tsakalakis tho
anchellada 28th-May-2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
liddlebins 28th-May-2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
omg lmao
theroadislong 28th-May-2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
That costume is like Kerli on crack.

Edited at 2014-05-28 05:09 pm (UTC)
ty 28th-May-2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
More like pretty much just like Kerli
boweeko 28th-May-2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know anybody irl who has any interest in going to see her in concert at this point
zephyrkist 28th-May-2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
I saw her at MSG and it was a great show. I'd go again when she comes to Atlantic City but it's too much trouble getting there.
lipstiq 28th-May-2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
i don't know anybody irl who has any interest in HER at this point tbh. does anyone check for gaga and this era other than little monsters and white gay boys on pop culture forums?
thestrals_00 28th-May-2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, haters like you do <3
tiltheworldend 28th-May-2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
nermal_kat 28th-May-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
as if u care
montag_heidi 28th-May-2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
avvien 28th-May-2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
my friend won a radio contest over memorial day weekend and one of the prizes was a pair of gaga tickets. she gave them back for 4 phillies tickets.
theblackwidow 28th-May-2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
I do. I'm going with them!
mattthew 28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
i think the koons meme is one of my favorite memes of 2014
funhouse 28th-May-2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
suddenly the koons is memes
arilicious 28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
Not surprised.
oltschi 28th-May-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
I feel like she only caress about her Monsters and doesn't give a damn about appealing to general public. Which is stupid as hell imo.
tiki876 28th-May-2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
Is Lady Gaga's 15 minutes of fame over?

I'm far from being a gaga fan, but 6 years is not 15 mins of fame.
zephyrkist 28th-May-2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
people get off on hating Gaga, nothing new
queer_bee 28th-May-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)

And at least the girl got famous for something she worked hard for and for her talent. She's no Paris nor Kim K.
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