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Bon Jovi adds a Taipei concert amid China cancelations

Staff writer, with CNA

Bon Jovi is to stage an additional concert in Taipei after its concerts in Beijing and Shanghai were canceled by Chinese authorities, the US rock band announced on Thursday.

After the concerts were canceled, many Asian countries were vying for additional concerts, but Bon Jovi added a concert in Taiwan because it was the first Asian destination where tickets sold out, local Bon Jovi concert promoter Live Nation Taiwan said in a statement.

The additional concert is to be held on Sept. 29 at the Taipei World Trade Center’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, according to Live Nation Taiwan.

Tickets for the additional concert go on sale today at or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, with ticket prices ranging from NT$1,800 to NT$6,800.

The first and only other Bon Jovi concert in Taiwan on this tour is to be held on Sept. 28, also at the Nangang Exhibition Hall.

The band is expected to perform hit songs Livin’ on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name and It’s My Life.

Bon Jovi has previously performed in Taiwan in 1993 and 1995.

The band’s concerts in China, which were to take place next week in Shanghai and Beijing, were unexpectedly canceled with no reason given, international media reported on Tuesday.

However, the Financial Times reported that the Chinese government demanded that the shows be canceled after discovering that Bon Jovi performed in front of a video featuring a picture of the Dalai Lama during a 2010 concert.

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