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Fuerza Regida’s Cancun Show Could Be Canceled After Alleged Cartel Threat

After announcing their Pero No Te Enamores U.S. Tour, Fuerza Regida allegedly received death threats from an organized crime group in Cancun, Mexico. As of now, the Mexican-American group will proceed with their upcoming show at the Plaza de Toros Cancun on Apr. 19.

Per Mexican media outlets, narco mantas – or banners put up by cartels in public places with specific warnings or messages – appeared on Friday morning (Apr. 12) near a church and in another municipality. The banner advised the group not to perform at their upcoming show in Cancun: “This is for you [slur] from Fuerza Regida, we are going to f*ck you up on April 19th in Cancun. It will be your last show of your f*cking lives. Atte: CDS.” The CDS (Cártel de Sinaloa) is the Sinaloa Cartel. Per El Universal, local authorities are investigating the situation.

Though the incidents might be unrelated, Fuerza Regida’s Mexican security guard team was gunned down last August while traveling from Mexico City to Cancun. The shooting resulted in one death.

Moreover, this isn’t the first time an organized crime group allegedly threatens Fuerza Regida. In October, the group canceled a show at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico, due to a banner threat. The message addressed to Fuerza Regida read, “We are going to fuck you up on October 6th in TJ, it will be the last performance of your fucking life. Att. CJNG.” In a smaller font, it said: “Perform and we will kill you… Fuerza Regida did not want to do it the easy way.” The Pa Las Baby’s y Belikeada band members ended up canceling the event saying in a press release: “Event In Tijuana Cancelled For Reasons Beyond Our Control. Thank you very much Mi Raza.”

As of today (Apr. 15), the event in Cancun is still taking place. The show’s production company posted a press release reiterating their implemented security measures and promising “an unforgettable night with the contagious rhythm of FUERZA REGIDA, with a romantic approach and the contagious joy of cumbias.” Fuerza Regida has yet to comment on the situation.

Cancun made media headlines last year for trying to ban concerts that “promote violence.” With the new regulation, artists like El Komander, Alemán, and Grupo Firme had to cancel their show dates.

On Apr. 12, the band released their newest music video for “CRAZYZ.”