The new Bon Jovi concert will take place at Rogers Arena on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Members Bobby Bandiera and Lorenza Ponce also play with the Bon Jovi band. “Unfortunately, the local promoter, Paper Rain Performances, has proven unable to guarantee a properly-produced event….”
The town of Vancouver stated in a press release that it had offered preliminary help for the occasion however the organizers didn’t have the required metropolis permits.
Ticket sales, which ranged from $39 to $595, were halted earlier this week with no indication whether the 7,200 fans who already bought their tickets would be refunded.
Bon Jovi’s global jaunt will include first-time ever visits to China and Israel.
Sources told CBC that fewer than than 60 per cent of the 14,000 tickets for the concert scheduled for Stanley Park had been sold.
“We are very happy that Rogers Arena was available”, he said.
Bon Jovi, said Korzilius, was nevertheless determined to perform the show as scheduled.
With only a day and a half to scramble, Bon Jovi called Korzilius to see if the show could be saved. Everyone involved scrambled their butts off to make this happen.
But promoter Paper Rain Performances has announced the concert will not go on.
Korzilius said the task of relocating the concert could not have been possible without the support of Rogers Arena and Tourism Vancouver. To lower expectations of what a Sambora-free Bon Jovi album might sound like, singer Jon Bon Jovi is making it clear that this is a “fan album”, an album of songs that the band finished for fans to release in time for its worldwide tour.
Ultimately, Korzilius said they are all still excited about the show on Saturday – he said they’re excited about every show they do.