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Jon Bon Jovi and his band have waived their fee for a concert in Madrid (AP)

Jon Bon Jovi and his band have waived their fee for a concert in Madrid (AP)

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Jon Bon Jovi and his band have waived their fee for a concert in Madrid (AP)

US rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans hit by the country's economic crisis.

Tickets for the band's sold-out concert on June 27 cost between 18 euro (£15) and 39 euro (£33), roughly half normal prices for such concerts.

Newspaper El Mundo quotes the singer as saying they initially planned not to play Spain, fearing poor demand from cash-strapped fans.

But he told the paper: "I didn't want to let fans down." So the band decided to drop their performance fee, meaning the ticket money will only cover the other costs of staging the concert.