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U.S. rock group Bon Jovi will waive their fee for a concert in recession-hit Spain next month, media reported on Thursday, with low-price tickets for Spaniards struggling in the crisis.

Tickets for the gig in the giant Vicente Calderon football stadium in Madrid are capped at €39 ($50) — a fraction of the top price in other countries on the band’s “Because We Can” European tour.

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (51) told newspaper El Mundo the economic conditions in Spain, where millions are unemployed and spending less, had threatened to knock the country off the tour list.

So as not to disappoint fans, he said the band agreed to play for free with ticket revenues covering the cost of staging the show. — AFP


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