While the majority of artists set to tour this summer have announced postponements of their upcoming concert dates due to COVID-19, Bon Jovi is going one step further so that fans can get their money back. Rather than postponing, the band has officially canceled their summer tour with Bryan Adams, a move that ensures ticket holders will receive a refund.
“Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer,” reads a statement on the band’s website. “Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely. This will enable ticket holders to get refunds to help pay their bills or buy groceries. These are trying times. You’ve always been there for us and we’ll always be there for you. We look forward to seeing everyone again on tour when we can all safely be together. We will continue to send out news and updates on Bon Jovi touring in the weeks and months to come.”
The tour was scheduled to begin in June to coincide with the release of Bon Jovi’s forthcoming album, 2020, which has also been delayed from its original May release date.
In the meantime, Jon Bon Jovi will participate in the Jersey 4 Jersey benefit concert for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Bruce Springsteen and Tony Bennett are also scheduled to perform from their homes. The concert will be broadcast on local network television and radio stations.