Eight shows in the "American Idol" Live! Tour 2010 have been canceled due to poor ticket sales in cities ranging from Omaha to Toronto, the New York Post reports.
It is unclear whether the tepid sales were a result of the economy or a dying-down of interest in the television show, the story says.
"It may be symptomatic of the fact that the series seemed to have less excitement around it this year than in years past, which I think translates into the public’s interest in seeing them live," Gary Bongiovanni of concert trade magazine Pollstar tells the newspaper.
The show was also canceled in Kansas City, Buffalo, Cleveland, Winnipeg, Portland, Ore., and Portland, Maine, the article says.