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Bon Jovi Cancels 2020 North American Tour Due to Coronavirus Pandemic: 'These Are Trying Times'

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Norman Jean Roy

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Bon Jovi announced on Monday (April 20) that the band is cancelling its upcoming Bon Jovi 2020 tour over concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer. Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely," the band shared in a statement. "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 North American jaunt was originally slated to kick off June 10 in Tacoma, Wash., and hit major cities across the U.S. and Canada including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston and Montreal before wrapping with a two-night stint at Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 27 and 28. The tour cancellation also affects Bryan Adams, who was set to open for the veteran rockers on the road.

Check out the band's full statement on Twitter below.

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