Bon Jovi waive concert fee in crisis-hit Spain

  • 30 May 2013
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US singer Jon Bon Jovi performs in Munich, southern Germany, on 18 May 2013
Image caption Bon Jovi said he feared full-price tickets would not sell well in Spain

The US rock star Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that his band have waived their fee at a concert in Madrid next month, given Spain's economic crisis.

The unusually cheap tickets have already sold out. They were on sale for between 18 (£15) and 39 euros,

This compares to tickets for their UK concerts, which start at the equivalent of 14 euros but rise to the equivalent of 99 euros for the top seats.

There were fears many Spanish fans would not be able to afford tickets.

The 51-year-old told Spain's El Mundo newspaper that when the band were planning this summer's European tour, Madrid had originally been left-off the list of venues over fears that the event might not sell out because of Spain's economic crisis.

But not wanting to let the Spanish fans down, they decided they would perform in Madrid on 27 June for free.

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