In a matter of hours, Mexican rock band Mana sold out the three shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center which kick off their U.S. Tour. Mana's first show, slated for June 23, sold out less than an hour after tickets went on-sale at 10 a.m. April 30. Two other shows were immediately added for June 24 and June 25 with both selling out by the end of the day.
A visit to Ticketmaster found no tickets available for any of the shows. Mana, which holds the record for the highest-grossing U.S. tour by a Latin act, is slated to play 10 additional U.S. Dates in the summer, in addition to a June 16 show at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan.
The group capped ticket prices at $94, less than most major Latin acts, with the cheapest ticket priced at $47. ¨The group, which was the superstar Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference April 27, also released a statement warning fans not to buy tickets priced higher than the band and Ticketmaster announced in their sites.
"Us, the group Mana, have always strived to allow our fans to go to our concerts by pricing our tickets at reasonable and accessible prices," wrote Mana in a statement it posted on its website. "We are conscious of the economic situation in the world and we always request our managers to ask concert promoters to control the cost of tickets. We ask that you verify the real price of our tickets on our website. Say no to resale. Do not pay more than the real value for your tickets. If you know of anyone that is engaging in this practice, please inform us on our page, www.mana.com.mx."
June 16, Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan
June 23, 24, 25 Staples Center, Los Angeles
June 29, AT&T Center, San Antonio
June 30, AmericanAirlines Arena, Dallas, TX
July 2, Toyota Center, Houston, TX
July 7, AmericanAirlines, Miami, FL
July 9, Gwineth Arena, Atlanta, GA
July 14, Patriot Center, Washington DC
July 17. Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
July 21, Allstate Arena, Chicago