5 Feb, 2018 @ 10:22
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Tickets for U2 in Spain sold out within minutes and Spanish police aren’t buying it


AN investigation has been launched after U2’s two concerts in Spain sold out within minutes. 

Tickets for shows at the 16,000 capacity WiZink centre in Madrid were gone within minutes of sale.


Culture Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo said he has asked cops to investigate.

“It is not normal that a few minutes after tickets go on sale they are all gone,” he said.

Police have suggested the tickets may been bought by automated ‘scalping’ software robots.

Bots buy tickets en masse, then resell them at much higher prices once there are no more to buy directly from the organisers.

Tickets have already surfaced for the September 20 and 21 U2 gigs at a staggering €500 – they had been €35 euros and €195.

It comes after a special commission was set up in Spain in 2017 to help tackle scalping software.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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