AZ Bill Prompts KCMT Concert Postponement
May 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM (PT)
LOTUS Regional Mexican KCMT ("LA CALIENTE")/TUCSON has postponed its "Tusa 2010" concert due to concertgoer concern about the new ARIZONA anti-illegal immigration law. BILLBOARD.BIZ reports that the JUNE 6th concert -- featuring LA ARROLLADORA BANDA EL LIMON, BANDA MS, K-PAZ DE LA SIERRA and JULION ALVAREZ, among others -- will be rescheduled for some time in the FALL.
Although the new law has yet to go into effect, its perception has chilled concertgoer interest. "We didn't want to take the risk of having it not work out for our clients," station GSM TARA HUNGATE said. "Would we able to sell tickets between now and the beginning of JUNE? I don't know ... I don't think it's because people have left [ARIZONA] and I don't think it's in protest. I think people are scared. Whether they're legal or not, they don't want to jeopardize their paperwork. The tendency is, 'I am not going to go out because I don't want to have one beer and get stopped.'"
The station is hopes to bring as many of the groups back for its annual anniversary concert in SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER.