Ricky Martin forced to cancel scheduled Movement Tour concert in Hermosillo due to logistical issues

The issue first came to light after his Mexican concert promoter, Ocesa, evaluated the logistical issues involved with the Hermosillo show and realized that Martin's concert could not go on as planned

Ricky Martin forced to cancel scheduled Movement Tour concert in Hermosillo due to logistical issues
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Bad news tends to follow good news. After it was recently announced that Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias would be co-headlining their first-ever joint North American tour in the fall, (Arena Tour), Martin ran into a bit of a concert scheduling nightmare soon after. The Latin music superstar's official tour of Mexico dubbed the "Movimiento Tour" aka the Movement Tour, has suffered its first unfortunate setback.

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The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer was originally supposed to embark on a series of concerts that had been scheduled in 13 cities all throughout Mexico, starting off in the city of Ensenada on March 7. However, it was recently announced that the second date of the concert series, which had been earmarked for the city of Hermosillo in Sonora on March 10, has been canceled due to logistics issues.

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The issue first came to light after his Mexican concert promoter, Ocesa, evaluated the logistical issues involved with the Hermosillo show and realized that Martin's concert could not go on as planned. A short statement from Ocesa revealed that the March 10 show would be canned and both the Puerto Rican singer and the tour promoter offered a sincere apology to his fans. The promoter in charge also offered a full refund on tickets due to the inconvenience involved for diehard followers of Enrique Martin Morales aka Martin.

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"Due to logistics problems derived from the size and weight of the teams, Ricky Martin's concert in Hermosillo scheduled for Tuesday 10 March, at the Expo Forum, has been canceled," read the statement from the promoter in charge, Ocesa. "Tickets will be reimbursed as of Wednesday 11 March, at the box office of the Expo Forum building from 12:00 hours. In case you purchased them with a credit card, the refund will be made automatically in your account," they explained.

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This is obviously a big blow for both the fans and for Martin as well, but the fans can't really be too harsh on the 'Tiburones' singer - he wasn't directly involved with the faulty logistics issues at play and he didn't personally decide to pull the plug on the March 10 show in Hermosillo either. It was a hard decision to arrive at, but the responsibility for this loss falls on Ocesca, who to their credit, had to make an executive decision and bravely followed through on it, despite the cost.  

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All the singer can do now is keep moving forward. It's being reported that the 48-year-old artiste's Movement Tour will continue as planned for the rest of the venues in Mexico, however. His next Mexican concert performances will take place in Monterrey on March 13, Torreón on March 14 and Guadalajara on March 18. For a quick look at Martin's Movement Tour dates, you can click here to see the remaining dates and venues.

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