Bon Jovi announced the cancellation of their summer 2020 tour on Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic, and promised to refund ticket holders in full.
“Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer,” the band said in a statement. “Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely. This will enable ticketholders to get refunds to help pay their bills or buy groceries. These are trying times. You’ve always been there for us and we’ll always be there for you. We look forward to seeing everyone again on tour when we can all safely be together. We will continue to send out news and updates on Bon Jovi touring in the weeks and months to come.”
The tour was slated to begin in June in support of Bon Jovi’s new album, Bon Jovi 2020, which is still scheduled to be released on May 15. It will be the New Jersey group’s first album since 2016’s This House Is Not for Sale.
The band itself has been personally affected by the pandemic when keyboardist David Bryan tested positive in March. Bryan said this Sunday that he’s fully recovered from the virus.