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Wait, Did the Presale for Blink-182’s Mexico City Date Sell Out in Minutes?

Unsurprisingly, Blink-182 tickets for their Mexico City date are in high demand. Following the pop-punk band’s new music and reunion world tour announcement, the city’s presale tickets reportedly sold out in less than five minutes. The general ticket sale starts on Oct. 20.

It makes sense, given that the last time Blink-182 played in Mexico City was in 2004. This time, they will perform on March 28 at the Palacio de los Deportes. However, if you try to buy tickets now (only hours after their presale), there are no ticket results given. According to SDP Noticias, the presale tickets were gone within the first five minutes of availability – leaving many fans empty-handed in the virtual waiting line.

Many social media users are calling out Ticketmaster for this unfairness. A Twitter user wrote: “Yo @blink182 you need to open more tour dates in México it’s fuking crazy how fast the tickets flew….im so sad i couldn’t buy mine?, anyways love u guys.” Another Twitter user wrote: “Very nice about Blink 182 until you remember that once again you’re going to have to fight with a knife in the Ticketmaster virtual line.”

Other social media users speculate about scalpers. A Twitter user wrote: “As always the corrupt people of @ServiceTM @Ticketmaster_Me, hoarding all the tickets for scalpers, @blink182 reconsider who organizes your events here in Mexico.” 

One of our very-own colleagues in Mexico experienced the same problem. He told us first-hand that he was unsuccessful after waiting in a 2000+ person line – something that appears to be a common theme within the “I Miss You” band’s fanbase. 

On the other hand, some lucky fans were able to buy tickets. A Twitter user wrote: “Just like in 2004 ?? there we will be, again, at the same place, 19 years later. Very much looking forward to the day!”

Will the highly-anticipated trio open more Mexico City dates? Their following tour date is April 1 in Monterrey, Mexico, leaving them with three open nights for additional performances.

We’ll keep an eye out!