Bon Jovi concerts scheduled to take place in Shanghai and Beijing were cancelled by the cities’ authorities without giving any prior notification.
Two Bon Jovi concerts were scheduled to take place in the legendary cities of Beijing and Shanghai between 13th to 17th September. The Chinese people were excited for the concerts. And they were buying tickets and booking rooms in the two cities to attend one of the world’s most phenomenal rock bands in history.
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Some people even admitted that they had booked tickets to catch their respective flights to come to attend the concerts. All the preparations went in vain when the authorities halted the ticket sales. They also announced that the concerts had been cancelled without giving any prior notice. No one knows why the concerts were cancelled.
Sources however are predicting Bon Jovi’s past concerts to be the reason. The Chinese authorities scrutinize the content and lyrics of the songs before approving them for concerts. Maroon 5 have been subjected to this scrutiny when their concert was cancelled.
The Chinese authorities are discouraging of any material that is disrupting their unity. While many would fail to understand how that should be a reason for the cancellation of the concerts. But the Chinese authorities found enough evidence.
In an earlier concert, a performance of the band was flashed by a picture of Dalai Lama in the background. Dalai Lama was exiled by the Chinese government and is a topic of controversy and revile in China. Another performance also featured the scenes from the pro-democracy 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
Tibet has been an issue of conflict for the Chinese government who still claim to rule the Himalayan part. The Tibetans however believe that they had liberated themselves from the Chinese regime in 1950.
Bjork, the Swedish performer didn’t help the cause for artists when she had shouted ‘Tibet’ after one of her performances. Remaining cautious to control such things from happening, the Chinese authorities have cancelled the concerts, as reported by the Daily Mail sources.
Even Bon Jovi’s attempt to create cordiality with the Chinese people by singing a Chinese love ballad "The Moon Represents My Heart" by the late Taiwan singer Teresa Teng in Mandarin didn’t help their cause. The Chinese people are furious over their government for cancelling the concert. They expressed their dismay over their social media accounts.