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Signs of the Europocalypse: Bon Jovi waives his concert fee in Spain

Bon Jovi is waiving his concert fees in order to make a stop in cash-strapped, unemployment-ridden Spain, after initially planning to skip the country for fear that fans wouldn’t be willing to shell out for the tickets, which can cost up to €99 (roughly $130) for top seats. But the singer said he didn’t want ...

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Bon Jovi is waiving his concert fees in order to make a stop in cash-strapped, unemployment-ridden Spain, after initially planning to skip the country for fear that fans wouldn’t be willing to shell out for the tickets, which can cost up to €99 (roughly $130) for top seats.

But the singer said he didn’t want to let fans down. Instead, tickets will be selling for between €18 and €39 — just enough to cover the costs of staging the concert. The decision was hailed as a classy move, at least by those commenting on the El Mundo report about the decision, and the tickets have already sold out.

For Tommy and Gina, right Jon?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer is the Europe editor at Foreign Policy. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among other places. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and master’s degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics. The P.Q. stands for Ping-Quon. @APQW

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