The petition, organised by the president of the Bruce Springsteen fan club in Spain, Joan Colet, has been launched in order to raise awareness to the Spanish government into legislating against ticket touting.

The fan club, known as the ‘Stone Pony Club’, demands that the Spanish Congress and Government legislate against companies, websites and individuals who resell concert tickets about face value.

By using the hashtag #stopticketabuse to promote the cause, the campaign aims to get 500,000 signatures be able to trigger a law allowing the petitioners to make their case directly to the Spanish congress.

“Live music fans need a government ban on the resale for profit of live music tickets, so that we can return to buying tickets at their agreed price, without risk of being ripped off,” said Joan Colet.

Touts have been accused of selling fake and duplicate tickets on secondary ticketing websites Seatwave, Stubhub and Viagogo.

“I have created this petition in order to gather the 500,000 signatures that will allow me to present our case to make Congress, the Government, and the Judiciary take the necessary legislative and judicial measures so as to end the robbery of the real fans of live music by a few unscrupulous people who profit at their expense,” added Colet.