Pop band Same Difference scrap their entire UK tour

Daily Echo: Same Difference (Sarah far left and Sean far right) Same Difference (Sarah far left and Sean far right)

HAMPSHIRE pop duo Same Difference have scrapped their entire UK tour.

Earlier this week it was announced the brother-and-sister act, who found fame on TV show X-Factor in 2007, had pulled out of a gig at Southampton Guildhall on April 8.

That concert was due to be the final leg of a 21-date headline tour to promote their debut album Pop, but it has now emerged that they have cancelled all those dates. Instead, Sean and Sarah Smith will be joining Leon Jackson, who beat them in the TV competition, on his own British tour.

They will play 23 dates across England, Wales and Scotland, including the pair’s hometown of Portsmouth on May 10.

The reason for the cancelled tour has not been revealed.

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12:19pm Sat 24 Jan 09

hulla baloo says...

No mention of ticket sales, if any.
So would imagine lack of is the reason, after all, who would cancel a sell out.
No mention of ticket sales, if any. So would imagine lack of is the reason, after all, who would cancel a sell out. hulla baloo
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12:33pm Sat 24 Jan 09

bullarboy says...

There can only be one reason.............l
ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be.
There can only be one reason.............l ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be. bullarboy
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1:19pm Sat 24 Jan 09

juliusevola says...

Cancelled due to lack of interest.Come in Same Difference your 30 seconds of "fame" is over.
Cancelled due to lack of interest.Come in Same Difference your 30 seconds of "fame" is over. juliusevola
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3:25pm Sat 24 Jan 09

KA says...

Good, bloody rubbish anyway.
Good, bloody rubbish anyway. KA
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5:04pm Sat 24 Jan 09

S Pance says...

They have never been the same since they left steps.
They have never been the same since they left steps. S Pance
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5:06pm Sat 24 Jan 09

Georgem says...

Who?
Who? Georgem
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5:22pm Sat 24 Jan 09

fatboy says...

Considering she's from Portsmouth its impressive she can even sing and dance with her usual Portsmouth stance- legs wide open!
Considering she's from Portsmouth its impressive she can even sing and dance with her usual Portsmouth stance- legs wide open! fatboy
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5:23pm Sat 24 Jan 09

Georgem says...

bullarboy wrote:
There can only be one reason.............l

ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be.
I see where you're coming from, but one can only have limited sympathy for anybody that believes they can be famous despite having little or no discernable talent. Easy come, easy go, as they say. You don't see the Led Zeppelins of this world having a flash-in-the-pan career, because they spent years working their butts off to achieve fame
[quote][p][bold]bullarboy[/bold] wrote: There can only be one reason.............l ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be.[/p][/quote]I see where you're coming from, but one can only have limited sympathy for anybody that believes they can be famous despite having little or no discernable talent. Easy come, easy go, as they say. You don't see the Led Zeppelins of this world having a flash-in-the-pan career, because they spent years working their butts off to achieve fame Georgem
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8:50pm Sat 24 Jan 09

D'Arcy Sarto says...

Georgem wrote:
bullarboy wrote: There can only be one reason.............l ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be.
I see where you're coming from, but one can only have limited sympathy for anybody that believes they can be famous despite having little or no discernable talent. Easy come, easy go, as they say. You don't see the Led Zeppelins of this world having a flash-in-the-pan career, because they spent years working their butts off to achieve fame
...and what GREAT success have the remaining members of Led Zep achieved since Bonhams death? John Paul who?
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullarboy[/bold] wrote: There can only be one reason.............l ack of sales - now they're joining Leon Jackson they should see ticket sales soar!! Ha ha NOT! - unfortunately as with all the others in the past their 'shelf life' has expired - Steve Brookstein, Michelle Mcmanus, Gareth Gates, David Sneddon, Shayne Ward, Hearsay - and others all get used by the industry for 5 mins of fame to make them loads of money - then get abandoned like an un-wanted dog at Christmas. Yes it's a tough industry, and you have to feel some sympathy towards these pop-star wannabees as they are 'bigged up' by some of the biggest name in the business and their nievety is exposed with dizzy thoughts of stardom. Now...whilst I like Simon Cowell for the money he donates to charity, and before anyone says anything I am not jealous - at least I have the ability to say that what I have in my life (which isn't much) has been earnt through my hard work and not at the expense of using someone then watching them fall by the wayside when finished with - I guess it comes down to how comfortable someone is doing that - I know I wouldn't be.[/p][/quote]I see where you're coming from, but one can only have limited sympathy for anybody that believes they can be famous despite having little or no discernable talent. Easy come, easy go, as they say. You don't see the Led Zeppelins of this world having a flash-in-the-pan career, because they spent years working their butts off to achieve fame[/p][/quote]...and what GREAT success have the remaining members of Led Zep achieved since Bonhams death? John Paul who? D'Arcy Sarto
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9:05pm Sat 24 Jan 09

Condor Man says...

The Guildhall is a big venue and I remember going to see Rob Newman in a tiny audience and it wasn't good (although Rob Newman was very funny). Most of these X Factor people end up gigging in pubs and curry houses it would seem. Hardly living the dream is it.
The Guildhall is a big venue and I remember going to see Rob Newman in a tiny audience and it wasn't good (although Rob Newman was very funny). Most of these X Factor people end up gigging in pubs and curry houses it would seem. Hardly living the dream is it. Condor Man
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11:37am Sun 25 Jan 09

downfader says...

...hmm where goard with his usual comments? :-D We need you goard! :-D Heehe

security words head-case :-D No really, it is
...hmm where goard with his usual comments? :-D We need you goard! :-D Heehe security words head-case :-D No really, it is downfader
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