Pop beauty Delta Goodrem's popularity in her native Australia is in decline - the singer is struggling to sell tickets for her latest tour.

Goodrem's debut album INNOCENT EYES was a huge hit in her native Australia, remaining at the top of the album charts for many months and winning a host of awards.

The Antipodean country was so fond of her, the media expressed widespread devastation when Goodrem was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in 2003.

However, her second album MISTAKEN IDENTITY and relationship with Irish pop star Brian McFadden appear to have affected the ticket sales for her VISUALISE TOUR, which starts next month (JUL05).

Promoter PAUL DAINTY admits, "Sales got off to a slightly slower start than everyone expected."

While Dainty is adamant the seats for Goodrem's show at the Sydney Superdome won't sell out completely, but remains optimistic they will "get very close".

Goodrem and McFadden's relationship has been criticised by the media after the former WESTLIFE star split from his wife KERRY KATONA - the mother of his two young daughters - only a few months before dating Goodrem (DEC04).

Before the husband and wife split, British tabloids speculated Goodrem and McFadden were having an affair, which both have repeatedly denied.

19/06/2005 21:16