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A concert for Jon Bon Jovi ticket holders will go ahead on Saturday night, but not at Stanley Park.
Bon Jovi’s management team announced on the Global BC Morning News that a concert will be held at Rogers Arena for all ticket holders.
Paul Korzilius of Bon Jovi Management states:
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 that 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.
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will be at 8 p.m.
The Stanley Park concert was announced two months ago and scheduled for August 22 in Brockton Field.
However, ticket sales for the event has been slow, Paper Rain had failed to get the necessary permits from the city– and the show was officially cancelled earlier this week.
Paper Rain Performances then filed for bankruptcy.
Bon Jovi’s management is now seeking legal action.
For those hoping for a refund, Tickets Tonight points the finger back at Paper Rain.
“The responsibility sits with them and we are hoping that they will do the right thing,” said Tourism Vancouver President Ty Speer.
FAQs about the concert from Rogers Arena:
What time should I arrive?
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Seating is available by section not by seat number, and sections are General Admission. We suggest you arrive early to select your seat and ensure you are sitting with your party. You are not permitted to “save” seats.
How do I get into Rogers Arena and find my seat?
Bring your original ticket to Rogers Arena gate 3, 7, 10 or 16 and you will be scanned in. Section assignments will be communicated through signage and hosts. Seating is reserved by section and not by seat number. You will not need to exchange your ticket.
Where can I pick up my will-call tickets?
Rogers Arena box-office will open at noon on Saturday, August 22. Tickets can be picked up in advance from the Tickets Tonight booth, within the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, at 200 Burrard Street, 9 am to 5 pm daily.
What time will the concert begin and end?
The concert begins at 8 pm sharp and ends at approximately 10 pm. There is no intermission.
Is there an Opening Act before Jon Bon Jovi?
The ticket I purchased to the Stanley Park concert included transportation, VIP parking and F&B. Will this still be included?
No. This is a replacement event. Extras that were promised through Paper Rain packages cannot be fulfilled.
Will there be food and beverage to purchase at Rogers Arena?
Yes. The following food outlets will be open: Triple O’s, Smoke Shack, Smokes Poutine, Dogs, Pizza Hut. Popcorn, snacks, beer, wine and spirits are also available for purchase.
Will babies and children be permitted in Rogers Arena?
Yes, but toddlers over 36 inches in height may not sit on an adult’s lap. They must have their own seat.