‘Indecent concerts’ may never happen again in Sri Lanka thanks to Enrique Iglesias

The Sri Lankan president is outraged over Iglesias fans' bra throwing

Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan president, is not happy following a few bra throwing incidents at Enrique Iglesias‘s recent concert out there.

The Spanish-born, US-based pop singer played a date out there (December 20) to promote his tenth album, ‘Sex and Love’.

After the gig Sirisena called the bra-throwing “uncivilised behaviour that goes against our culture”, the BBC reported, and said that the promoters should be “beaten with poisonous stingray tails”.


The Sri Lankan president then made it clear that “these indecent concerts should never receive authorisation again in Sri Lanka”.

Sirisena also bemoaned the expensive tickets, which cost between 5,000 and 50,000 rupees (£50-£500).

Watch fan footage of part of Iglesias’s Sri Lankan concert – including bra throwing – below:

Live Events were the promoters behind the concert, who released a statement following Sirisena’s comments, which read:

“Whilst we have received many messages of appreciation for the performance of Enrique Iglesias, who provided over 90 minutes of spectacular entertainment, we are also aware and saddened by the fact that many people were terribly inconvenienced by some significant shortcomings that negatively impacted their overall concert experience.


“In particular, words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the long delays to enter the venue after which to wait for an event scheduled to start at 8pm. Unfortunately, events beyond our control forced us to delay the early opening of the gates.

“We are also aware that when Enrique did start playing there was a major security failure with people without valid tickets entering the VIP and Platinum areas. This is a grave concern for us and we again apologise for the inconvenience caused.

“We are currently evaluating the most appropriate course of corrective action.”

Enrique Iglesias made headlines earlier this year after he sliced his hand open on a flying drone.

It was reported that the singer may never regain full sensitivity in his hand after he attempted to grab a drone in-flight during a concert at Plaza de Toros de Playas in Tijuana, Mexico (May 30).