HIDALGO, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mexican pop superstar Gloria Trevi’s much anticipated comeback, the American Trevolution Tour, has gotten off to a rough start with a no-show at her very first stop on U.S. soil. About 2,000 fans waited until almost 11 p.m. at Dodge Arena in Texas on April 8th before the show was cancelled, allegedly due to a flight delay from Mexico City.
The concert has been rescheduled for May 12.
According to The Monitor, sources close to Trevi have confirmed that she was having trouble obtaining a visa to enter the United States. One source added that the issue was compounded because Trevi’s name was still flagged by Interpol in a computer system, stemming from her charges of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors five years ago.
Promoter Salvador Canchola dismissed reports that Trevi had problems obtaining a visa and blamed a delay with her private plane in Mexico City.
“It was completely out of her hands,” Canchola told the paper, in Spanish. “She was prepared to leave at 5 p.m. That would have given her plenty of time to get here. There were no problems with her visa. She had that all squared away by 3 p.m. I know she is very disappointed that she didn’t make it here on schedule. She has said multiple times that she regards McAllen as her most important market in the United States, because it’s her home.”
Trevi’s no-show left many ticket holders upset, despite venue officials saying the crowd responded well to the bad news.
“She feels horrible,” said Elena Cardona, a representative of Dodge Arena. “She really wanted Hidalgo to be the first stop on her tour.”
Cardona said Trevi, “will make it up to her fans,” by holding a meet and greet when she returns in May. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers