Not a lot of people are purchasing tickets to watch Mariah Carey perform live in Las Vegas, according to concert insiders.
Mariah Carey Fails To Fill Las Vegas Concert
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter recently signed to return to Sin City for a three-month residency at the Colosseum in Caesar's Palace. However, the venue is reportedly struggling to sell tickets to fans.
Apparently, her first show on July 5 still has tickets available and scalpers, who initially acquired a load of tickets to resell to would-be audiences, are now struggling to make money out of it.
"It's a disaster," said an insider to Page Six. "Scalpers bought a bunch of tix and are freaking out."
In addition, it seems that some people from Carey's circle were not expecting to fill the venue in the first place. The unnamed source revealed that the 48-year-old's former manager, Stella Bulochnikov, wanted to book the singer into a smaller venue in Las Vegas so they can keep announcing soldout shows.
However, the "songbird supreme" fired Bulochnikov in November. Her team, then, booked her in Caesars Palace which has a capacity of 4,300 people.
Mariah Carey Responds To Poor Ticket Sales Rumors
In a statement, representatives for the "We Belong Together" singer has denied rumors that the concert in Las Vegas is tanking.
"These allegations are false and come from a source that must be desperate to pretend to be in the know," said her publicist. "Look forward to seeing you at the Vegas show — if you can get a seat!"
Carey's "The Butterfly Returns" shows in Las Vegas kicks off on July 5 and will run until Sept. 10. Tickets are now available via Caesars Palace's official website and Ticketmaster.
Mariah Carey's Secret Money Issues
These rumors that Carey is struggling to fill her Colosseum concert in July comes a week after she reportedly sold her 35-carat engagement ring from her ex-boyfriend, James Packer. According to Pop Culture, the two former lovers announced their engagement back in January 2016 but called off the wedding in October of the same year.
Carey was able to get between $5 million and $10 million from their financial settlement including the ring, which was valued at around $10 million. The singer reportedly wanted a $50 million settlement, citing her move to Los Angeles to be with her fiancé. Packer is one of the richest Australians in the world with an estimated $4 billion net worth.
Reports claimed that the "Hero" crooner sold her engagement ring for $2.1 million and allegedly made the jeweler sign a confidentiality agreement involved in the sale of the jewelry. The sale sparked rumors that the world-renowned singer is short in cash, but her camp has denied the issue.
The New York-born artist also recently revealed that she is suffering from bipolar disorder.
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