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 http://ticket.7net.com.tw 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.
ADEQUATE COVERAGE: New Taipei City, which has more than 9,500 people under home quarantine, said it would add another 450 rooms at its disease prevention hotels The Taipei City Government has added a fourth designated disease prevention hotel, allowing people under 14-day home quarantine to isolate themselves from NT$5,000 per day, it said yesterday. The Taipei Department of Information and Tourism launched the first disease prevention hotel on Feb. 21 to accommodate travelers without a place to stay during mandatory home isolation or quarantine, and for people who want to separate themselves from their family members or roommates during quarantine. The department said that as of yesterday, more than 120 travelers have stayed at one of the city’s three disease prevention hotels, and their 178 rooms are nearly
MISINFORMATION: The 100,000 masks given to ally Paraguay were bought in other Latin American nations, not made in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Taiwan has not yet reached a point where it can export masks to diplomatic allies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday, dismissing as misinformation online reports that it gave away masks to curry favor with a diplomatic ally. “Taiwan provides med-ical aid to diplomatic allies based upon specific circumstances,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said, adding that the supplements donated by Taiwan were all purchased locally in allied countries, in accordance with their needs. “The time is not yet ripe” for Taiwan to export medical supplies, such as surgical masks, to diplomatic allies, until
An improvised protective device for use when intubating patients designed by Taiwanese doctor Lai Hsien-yung (賴賢勇) is being adopted in the Philippines to help doctors there stay safe amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. “We made this acrylic aerosol box for my sister Dra. Frances Legaspi for Antipolo Doctors Hospital. Credits to Dr Lai Hsien-yung for the concept and design,” Anton Legaspi, whose family owns a business that makes customized designs, said on Facebook on Monday. The hospital is in Antipolo, about 25km east of Manila. Legaspi’s post was accompanied by several photographs of the box and a short demonstration video
All state-run columbariums must strictly regulate how many visitors they host during Tomb Sweeping Day on Saturday next week to curb the spread of COVID-19, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said yesterday. Hou asked people to use online worshipping services instead. Electronic “tomb sweeping” systems, which display a virtual altar for people to make offerings and say prayers, can reduce crowd sizes at columbariums, Hou said during a site visit to Shulin Life Memorial Hall (樹林生命紀念館), a columbarium in the city’s Shulin Disrict (樹林). Measures for admission control would be strictly implemented in state-run columbariums, Hou said, pointing to the Shulin