Bon Jovi waives concert fees in Spain
May 30th, 2013
05:24 PM ET

Bon Jovi waives concert fees in Spain

Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates have opted to waive the fee for their upcoming concert in Madrid, Spain in order to lower the cost of admission for fans weathering the country's deep economic crisis.

According to a rep for the band, tickets for Bon Jovi's June show in Madrid now range from 18 euros (roughly $23) to 39 euros, lower than tickets to their U.K. gigs.

Entry to those shows starts at the equivalent of 14 euros, and goes all the way up to what would amount to about 99 euros for the best seats, the BBC reports.

Going without a performance fee means the group won't make any money from the show, but with the fee waived the tickets are essentially being offered at a "precio amigos" rate, or the friends and family rate.

"They wanted everyone to come to the show, despite the recession," Bon Jovi's rep said. "They are bringing the whole show and new production – no corners cut."


soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. PRINT OUT EVERY SINGLE THING I SAID..I HAVE HER WEEKLY REPORT...I WANT A REPORT IF SHE DID IT OR DID NOT DO IT...WE NEED BOTH

    thanks

    June 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A CRIMINAL POINTS OUT COMMENTS ...DO YOU NOT FIND THAT HYTERICAL

    -

    June 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NO NEED TOO POINT OUT MY COMMENTS YOU'VE BEEN HACKED IN WELL OVER A YEAR....

    -

    June 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fina? i want bon jovi's bucks....truth

    i

    June 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. as everyone says....you keep praising bon jovi...but he doesn't get it.

    oh well....there are other rock stars.

    June 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bonjovi is a good man...she does not have too do that 24/7

    ==

    June 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Control Issues

    the fans just get closer to the rock star

    June 5, 2013 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Single women can have a 1 and 2 rock stars? Why not

    might be the right time..

    June 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Snap away ain't gonna stop the reunion anymore...

    get lost groupie

    June 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bonjovi and Sambora are going too work this out...

    -

    June 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bonjovifan

    can't wait too see his concert it should be fun.

    June 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I adore bon jovi can't wait for the concert.

    -

    June 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Having Sambora watch behind the scenes is a real turn on...

    -

    June 4, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Otis

    The REAL reason the ticket prices were lowered is that few fans want to see a Bon Jovi show without Richie Sambora. Saw them last month in San Jose, Ca. and it was not a sellout like when Richie's in the lineup. Our tickets averaged $150 and what about our current deep economic crisis Jon?

    June 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bruce t

    I knew a guy who owned a bull named Bon John Bovi

    June 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JJ

    A great talent but once he got involved with politics I never purchased another CD.

    This goes for BOTH sides of the aisle in politics.

    Can someone verify that this was NOT a sold out show???

    June 2, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • My apologies

      So musicians are not allowed to have opinions? Wow, you must have a really interesting taste in music.

      June 2, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Tommy Mack

      Then throw away all your albums and CDs from any band from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's... and some recent ones. I guess you'll be left with N'Sync and Britney Spears.... so I guess that DOES say a lot about you.

      June 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nerf

      Britney was a G.W. Bush supporter.

      June 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Musicians , like actors, rarely know what the hell they are talking about when it comes to politics.
      They are scripted on what they EXPECT their fans EXPECT them to say.
      Don't believe it?
      Read alittle more about some of your heroes; good folks but dumber than a box of rocks on real hard core issues.

      June 3, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • pksm

      So musicians and actors don't know politicals ...but ordinary people like you are expert on the topic.
      You're posting your opinion, cause why???

      June 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Hazel Bongiovi

    This is why Jon was born to be my baby!

    June 2, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  18. M.A.P.

    "Jon Bon Jovi sh!ts on crowd from a great height, causing multiple fatalities". One fan was quoted as ssaying " there was just blood and poo everywhere, we didn't know whether to laugh or cry!"

    June 2, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. craig smith

    Nice to hear that like Kid Rock, and Jersey's other favorite son cares about their fans more then ticket greed, unlike McCartney and Stones.

    June 2, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. jdoe

    His best song? Young Guns.

    June 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. travhops

    What a wonderful thing to do. Not a bit surprised as this band is made up of real people who care. My favorite Bon Jovi song is Livin' On A Prayer. Love to see them live.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Warner

      I never cared for his music, but he always seems like a heck of a classy person,

      June 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. travhops

    What a wonderful thing to do. Not a bit surprised as this band is made up of real people who care. Mmy favorite Bon Jovi song is Livin' On A Prayer. Love to see them live.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kay

    The article didn't mention that Richie Sambora has been missing from the band for several weeks and there's no sign that he's coming back anytime soon. He left for 'personal reasons' with no solid explanation; rumor is that he and Jon are fighting over money. He may be out of the band for good.

    Just some information for those who are thinking of attending.

    May 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Odo

      Why wold they mention it? It has nothing to do with the bad is doing for their Spanish fans.

      May 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      Because it's been in the news, at least in the entertainment section, and some of the fans who are thinking about going might want to know that there's an excellent chance – pretty much a certainty at this point – that Richie won't be there.

      If I was spending money to see a band, I'd want to know if one of its members wasn't going to be there, especially someone as prominent as Richie.

      June 1, 2013 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Hubba Bubba

      I wouldn't call R.S. a requirement anyway.

      B.J's songs are fluff.

      June 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Hot Carl from Philly

    How about the free concert you promised Philly when the Soul won the championship a few years ago? Yeah, I know, fame has a way of making lose your memory, jerk. You were arrogant before you made it and you're arrogant now.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      You obviously have no idea who he is. If you actually knew, then you wouldn't be calling him arrogant. He is the furthest from arrogant a person could possibly be! Spends his OWN money to run a restaurant that feeds the poor and homeless??? Oh yeah..that sounds pretty arrogant to me...jerk

      May 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • SC

      really? You think you've been double crossed because you didn't get to go to a free concert but the people of Madrid, who are facing a tremendous economic depression, do? I must say your maturity is awesome.

      May 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • REO

      Please do delight me on how JBJ is arrogant. The man is a living embodyment of what humble means.
      Get your facts straight Philly -_-

      May 31, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • HC from Philly

      He's a creep.

      May 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • hurr durr durr

      There are nachos in my armpits.

      May 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizard Lance

      Hot Carl belongs in Texas with all the other angry, bitter, malcontents of the world. Jon Bon Jovi is arrogant? Really? In that case, Santa Claus must be selfish. Come on Carl. Surely you aren't as dumb as you appear to be!

      June 1, 2013 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  25. B Flynn

    ITS BECAUSE RICHIE SAMBORA ISNT THERE!!! JON CANT SELL OUT STADIUMS WITHOUT RICHIE. JON'S DAUGHTERS OVERDOSE ON HEROIN HAS TURNED HIM INTO AN ANGRY MAN TAKING IT OUT ON RICHIE. SEE THIS http://tinyurl.com/o2zaqks

    May 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Baden

      B Flynn: Seriously......Sambora can't crawl out of the bottle and that's Bon Jovi's fault? If anyone is angry here is sounds like you and your overzealous all caps world. Relax.

      May 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Well said Bob.

      May 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Meh

    Thank goodness for America though....being able to pay full price and all.

    May 31, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. Chubby Chaser

    My favorite Bon Jovi song is the one that goes "Ooo...she's a little overweight..."

    May 31, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  28. M.A.P.

    What does Bon Jovi sing when he's taking a dump? "Whoaaaa it's halfway there"

    May 31, 2013 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  29. Red Poison

    Talk about a class act. Good on you, Bon Jovi even if I don't like your music.

    May 31, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  30. jferman

    Reblogged this on Why All The Buzz? and commented:
    Now that's what I'm talking about! Here we have a true celebrity who understands the value of his audience, and knows that if it wasn't for them, he would not have achieved such successful career in the music industry.

    May 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  31. who cares...

    gonna try too see him the days he's not there...this week went way too long without seeing a jon concert

    May 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. when i miss bon jovi concerts i get a little upset now or some reason

    see you at the show!

    May 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ANOTHER DELUSION---SHE LOST AGAIN...

    I LOVE JON BON JOVI

    May 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  34. You witnessed when the 2 women began the set up right?

    told luann ignorable.

    May 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Von Blo Jobi

    He's hot.

    May 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. The Para Clown

    don't worry we have it....

    May 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. WE GOT THE LU MOVE IN TIME....

    have a great night....can't wait too see richie sambora...

    May 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Traci

      You will be seeing Jon without Richie.. Phil X is taking Richie's place.. Temporarily I hope. Very cool that the band did this for the fans.. now if only Richie would come back!!

      May 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • No going too stop me from what i want.

      -

      May 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  38. the 2 women who we suspect.

    love too jon!!!! see u at the beach

    May 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Lu-- we got her move in time right?

    thanks...

    May 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  40. hacking problem from the 2 women---update

    1. dave called me back and wanted return to suitcase..
    2. call luann
    3. jon see u at the beach
    4. asked to return too case but did not...

    May 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  41. BRENDA AND JOE

    DIN DIN THIS WEEK?

    May 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. BRENDA KING

    Linda, you must of been way out that day also.Proofreading isn't in your future or present,jut saying. Jon you always rock! Thank and God bless you and your entire entourage!

    May 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Linda

    What a Guy! Kindness Shines!

    May 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Fran

    It's waives not waves. I guess you were absent that day.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. JB Jovi

    You're welcome.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Alvarez

    Retaliate by eating asparagus and urinating on him.

    May 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |

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