After the fall out from the cancellation of his Stanley Park show, and the promotion company, Paper rain, declaring bankruptcy, many fans were left in the dark.
Some fans paying upwards of $700 for their tickets and no idea if they were getting their money back.
Jon Bon Jovi has been in Vancouver and was aware of the debacle that his Stanley Park Concert had become. He and his people partnered with Roger’s arena to put on a new show for Stanley Park ticket holders.
Bruce Allen made the announcement on his Reality Check.
Here is the statement from Paul Korzilius of Bon Jovi Management
“Ever since we were forced to announce the cancellation of Stanley Park, Paper Rain Performances has perpetuated confusion and misinformation. Through it all, it has been Jon’s main concern that he find a way to make good on the promoter’s failed attempt to put on the show. Finally, the stage is set and we can confidently announce that all proper pieces are in place for a great show. Vancouver is a special city for Jon, who recorded three albums and given countless performances here. The task of relocating could not have been possible without Rogers Arena’s support. We also commend our partners, Tourism Vancouver and Tickets Tonight for their quick, diligent work. As we said on Monday, Jon has always been willing, able and excited to perform on Saturday – now it’s real.”
The show is open to all fans who purchased tickets to the cancelled Stanley Park show. Ticket holders are advised to bring their tickets with them to Rogers Arena and they will be assigned to a seating section according to the ticket level previously purchased. No additional tickets will be sold.
Bon Jovi fans are laying down in a bed of roses now that this weekend’s concert is going ahead.
“I didn’t even look at the promoter. Honestly, I never even thought of it.”
JJ Guerrero admits it was a shot to the heart when he heard the show was cancelled. He was prepared for the worst; no show, and being out $200.
“There goes two hundred bucks. Usually when things like this get cancelled you hear about the refund policy pretty quickly, you usually hear from the promoter pretty quickly – which we did… I gathered from the tone of that press release from the promoter and they were pretty much pointing fingers at Bon Jovi’s management and all that other stuff I knew something was wrong.”
Now that it’s back on, he says the lesson to be learned– “buyer beware” when it comes to which promoter is in charge of putting on events.
“I mean it’s kind of like buying a house. When you buy a house or buy into a development you look and see who the developer is. Probably be a little bit more conscious about who’s putting on the show next time I buy tickets.”
Guerrero says he’s preparing to see Bon Jovi live for the first time since 1995.