Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has asked the famous reggaeton singer Bad Rabbit, whose legal name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, to give a free concert in Mexico City after hundreds of concerts. fans reportedly buy fake tickets on Ticketmaster.
Fans were told their tickets weren’t valid when they tried to attend his concert last week and were denied entry at the Aztec Stadium concert gates.
After his performance, Bad Bunny on Twitter, “WOW!!! WHAT A NIGHT!!! THANK YOU MEXICO!!! THANK YOU AMERICA FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!!! I’M FOREVER HEARTING THESE TOURS!! LONG LIVE LATIN AMERICA!!! LIVE THE MUSIC IN SPANISH!!!”
Obrador is a Puerto Rican rappero perform another show in a press release, adding that Although he couldn’t offer any money, he could pay for the performance space and lighting in Mexico City’s central square, the Zócalo.
“It touched us to see sad young people who couldn’t get in because their tickets were duplicates, because they were cheated, some were crying because they had been saving for a long time to buy their tickets,” Obrador said in Spanish during a news conference on Wednesday. . , is Wall Street Journal reports.
Ticketmaster said in a statement Twitter: on Monday that his system was overloaded when the increase were fake tickets was uploaded to the website, and Aztec Stadium security reportedly couldn’t tell the real tickets from the fake ones, causing some people with legitimate tickets to be turned away. WSJ.
Investigation by Mexico The federal consumer prosecutor’s office is working to find out what happened and Ticketmaster has said that he was cooperating with the prosecutor’s office, adding that the fake tickets “were purchased outside of our official channels.”
Ticketmaster did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.
Bad Bunny has been streamed over 18.5 billion times Spotify: this year, making him the most streamed artist for the third year in a row.
The company said sales for a Bad Bunny concert were the most in demand in Mexican history, with “more than 4.5 million people” registering for one of the 120,000 available seats.
Ticketmaster wrote: “This situation, in addition to confusing the people working the gates, temporarily overwhelmed the ticket reading system, which unfortunately stopped the system from recognizing legitimate tickets as well. It is important to emphasize that there was no ticket quota or overselling.”
Mexico’s federal consumer prosecutor’s office said those who purchased legitimate tickets would be refunded, and Ticketmaster said it would “soon announce new state-of-the-art measures that will significantly close down counterfeit and duplicate ticket sales areas.”
Ticketmaster was abundant under fire, recently. How the pre-sale was handled, or rather, mishandled tickets Taylor Swift’s widely popular The The Eras Tour even has one Department of Justice and: US lawmakers looking in A Ticketmaster monopoly live.