(Classic Rock) Bon Jovi have waived their fee for an upcoming concert in Spain to help fans in the financial crisis-torn country be able to afford tickets for the show.
Spain was one of the worst-hit nations in Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. It's still suffering high inflation, high unemployment and low growth, with latest estimates suggesting the country hasn't yet emerged from recession.
The idea of the band working for nothing came from frontman Jon Bon Jovi himself. "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," He tells El Mundo. "But we didn't want to stop playing to the fans of a country that's treated me so well for 30 years."
As a result of the gesture, tickets for the show in Madrid on June 27 were sold for as little as £15, with the income covering the costs of staging, crew and venue staff. more on this story