the olive press
Search:
Spain's best English daily news website
Monday, July 28, 2014
Subscribe: RSS or Email

Bon Jovi waive Madrid concert fee

PUBLISHED: June 4, 2013 at 11:33 am  •  LAST EDITED: June 11, 2013 at 9:35 am
Entertainment  •  3 Comments


Bon Jovi waive Madrid concert fee

Do you have news for us?
Click to contact the newsdesk!



JON Bon Jovi has revealed that his band is dropping the performance fee for its Madrid concert in light of Spain’s financial woes.

The US rock star told El Mundo that the band’s European tour was not originally going to visit Spain due to fears that tickets would not sell in the cash-strapped country.

But out of loyalty to the fans the band decided they would put Madrid back on the schedule by performing for free to keep ticket prices low.

The price of the tickets will cover just the cost of the venue, operating costs and the salaries of staff on the ground at the event.

The €76 tickets for the June 27 concert in the Spanish capital were available for between €18 and €39.

Bon Jovi’s Because We Can tour begins in Denmark, before undertaking a number of dates in Britain, where ticket prices range from £65 to £295.

“When we were planning our tour to promote our new album, we did a study and saw that, given the economic crisis, Spain wasn’t even on the map,” Bon Jovi told the Spanish newspaper.

“But we didn’t want to forget all about our fans in a country which I love, and which has treated me so well for 30 years.”

The unusually cheap tickets for the concert at the Vicente Calderón stadium have already sold out.

Did you like this? Share it:



Reader Comments »



ad

June 4th, 2013 5:23 pm

18€ to 39 € is not Free……

Christine

June 4th, 2013 10:41 pm

It says waived their fee not free. In order for stage hands, lighting crews and local people who work the concerts to get paid the venue itself still have to have a fee just the band decided not to charge and play for free.

anna

June 5th, 2013 4:55 pm

A nice gesture for locals who’ve been living on prayer …




The views expressed in the comments above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Olive Press.

Messages will be moderated or deleted if they:
• Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Are seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• If you have a complaint about a comment please email [email protected]


 Back to the Top



Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »