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Thursday, 6 September, 2001, 15:30 GMT 16:30 UK
Hear'Say tour fails to sell out
Hear'Say
Hear'Say: Will their stardom be short lived?
Hundreds of tickets for Hear'Say's national tour remain unsold.

The record-breaking group, who shot to fame after winning the ITV programme Popstars, began their UK tour in Cardiff in August.

The five dates they were initially booked to play quickly sold out and an extra 31 gigs were added to cope with demand.

The group now have 20 gigs left, but only 4 have sold out sparking fears that they have been unable to sustain their popularity.

The Popstars album
Hear'Say's debut album went to number one

Tickets are available for all the band's London dates including Thursday's gig at Wembley Arena.

Hear'Say released their first single Pure And Simple in March on the back of the success of Popstars.

 Click here to watch Hear'Say sing Pure And Simple on Top Of The Pops

Pure And Simple went straight to number one and became the most successful debut single ever, selling half a million copies in its first week.

Their album, Popstars, also topped the charts, making the group the first to top both charts simultaneously with debut releases.

Hear'Say's shelf life was called into question with the release of their second single, The Way To Your Love.

Despite topping the charts on its week of release it sold poorly in comparison to their first single.

Confident

A spokesman for the band has denied the group's popularity is starting to wane.

"When the tour was announced the five venues sold out within minutes and we were forced to add more dates," he said.

"It is a very big tour with 36 dates at some of the country's biggest venues.

"So far we have sold 85% of the tickets and we are very confident that we will sell the remaining tickets."

Hear'Say's third single is due to be released in November.

See also:

26 Jun 01 | Music
Hear'Say set for number one
01 Apr 01 | Music
Hear'Say make chart history
18 Mar 01 | Music
Hear'Say hit number one
13 Mar 01 | Entertainment
Hear'Say debut sells fast
28 Mar 01 | Reviews
Thumbs up for Hear'Say
28 Mar 01 | Reviews
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