Spanish government probes U2 resale prices

Madrid, Spain – The Spanish government has announced a probe into  ticket reselling practices in the country in the wake of U2 tickets with a face value of €60 reselling for prices as high as €900 on sites like stubhub and Viagogo. Speaking on the floor of the Spanish parliament, Spains culture minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo has asked Spains regional parliaments to coordinate a national response to what he called a “regulatory vacuum” that only takes action against physical ticket sales and leaves online resales alone. U2 promoters LiveNation and Ticketmaster are included as targets in the probe, according to de Vigo.

The Madrid dates were in high demand because U2 has traditionally preferred Barcelona to Madrid, the eXPERIENCE and iNNOCENCE dates in Madrid being their first since they played to 57,000 at the Vicente Calderon stadium on the Vertigo tour in 2005.

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