Bon Jovi’s ‘free’ gig for Spanish fans hit by economic crisis


US rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans hit hard by the economic crisis.

The newspaper El Mundo said tickets for the band’s concert cost between €18 (£15) and €39 (£33), roughly half the normal price for such concerts.

The singer said the band initially planned not to play Spain, fearing poor demand from cash-strapped fans. But he told El Mundo: “I didn’t want to let them down.”