Bon Jovi Waive Their Performance Fee in Spain
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:25:14
Spain is dealing with a crippling economic crisis, and Bon Jovi are well aware of the country's high inflation and devastating unemployment rate. Rather than skip performing Madrid in anticipation of low ticket sales, the band will instead play for Spanish fans, for free, on June 27. That is, they waived their fee for performing and offered lower priced tickets to cover the cost of the staging and the crew, as well the venue staff.
So to be clear, the band is not playing a free show; instead, they are playing for free and will not collect a fee for their performance. Fans will still have to pay for tickets, but at a discounted rate so that the staffs are paid. An appropriate and thoughtful gesture, indeed. "When we were planning the tour, we did a study and found that, due to the economic situation, Spain was not on the road map," frontman Jon Bon Jovi said, revealing that the New Jersey band came up with a plan to put Spain back on their tour itinerary. "But we didn't want to stop playing to the fans of a country that's treated me so well for 30 years."
Nice going guys! Jersey Boys rule. Fans first with Bon Jovi.
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