Miley Cyrus ticket sales dwindling, reports Forbes According to Google trends, searches for ‘Miley Cyrus’ peaked the week of August 25, immediately after her appearance on the VMAs.
Prices for the Bangerz tour were set aggressively high. By the time tickets actually went on sale for her 38-city Bangerz tour, ‘Miley Cyrus’ searches has dropped by 80%, to the same level it had been at over a year ago. Based on TiqIQ’s data, the average secondary market price for Miley’s Bangerz tour is now $182, which is down from over $225 just two months ago.
This decline in prices is in contrast to One Direction. One Direction tickets have been hot from the minute they went on sale, and far from empty seats and prices below face value, tickets for the tour this summer are well above face price. Since the original on sale, nine shows have been added, a move that will send One Direction further up the list of all-time list of top grossing tours.
While One Direction has been doing their best to cross over from boy band to legitimate artists, Miley seems focused more on how she can shock than her progression as an artist. Whether she’s twerking with a monkey on her back, smoking pot publicly or posing nude, she continues to generate notoriety from things other than the one thing that will sell tickets: her music.
While some argue that all publicity is good publicity, when moms are refusing to take their kids to the shows and flooding her tour promoters with requests to shut down the tour, things may have gone too far. On top of that, reviews of the tour so far have been mixed, commenting more on the spectacle than the talent.
One review summed it up as follows: ‘In spite of all the shock-and-horror (not) of seeing Miley ride an oversized hot dog while clad in a feathery mustard yellow costume, Cyrus’ Disney roots are still showing. The spectacle of the Bangerz tour is essentially a bad trip version of the Disney experience, a seedy underbelly vision of what Disney really sells children.’
Miley is still Queen. Best Of Both World’s topped Bieber’s hardest effort.