Bon Jovi’s First Ever Chinese Tour Canceled

Bon Jovi’s first ever Chinese tour has been suddenly cancelled by China’s Ministry of Culture. The band had been scheduled to play its first-ever Chinese concerts in Beijing, Shanghai and Macau, until, as the Washington Post reports, the permits have been pulled, adding that Bon Jovi “appears to be the latest American act to run afoul with China’s notoriously opaque Ministry . . .”More »

By on September 9, 2015

Bon Jovi’s first ever Chinese tour has been suddenly cancelled by China’s Ministry of Culture. The band had been scheduled to play its first-ever Chinese concerts in Beijing, Shanghai and Macau, until, as the Washington Post reports, the permits have been pulled, adding that Bon Jovi “appears to be the latest American act to run afoul with China’s notoriously opaque Ministry of Culture, the body that approves or denies performances and releases by musicians and others.” The Post also reports that the problem could be Bon Jovi’s past performances involving imagery offensive to the Ministry of Culture – specifically the 2009 video for “We Weren’t Born to Follow,” which incorporates footage from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, as well as a 2011 concert during which the band performed in front of a screen broadcasting images of world leaders including the Dalai Lama. Copyright(c) 2015 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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