Bon Jovi’s planned tour of mainland China was suddenly scrapped for “unforeseen reasons” earlier this week, but Jon Bon Jovi has been practicing this song in Mandarin and damn it he’s going to play it—for one more night in Taiwan at least.
The band was scheduled to play Shanghai TOMORROW as well as Beijing on Thursday. Adjusting on the fly, Bon Jovi has now announced they will rock out in Taiwan for an additional night—September 28th and 29th.
Of course, unforeseen musical cancellations in China is generally code for having hung out with the Dalai Lama.
According to the Financial Times, the CPC’s Ministry of Culture pulled an all-nighter, digging through the archives of the American rockers’ career and found that they had once used an image of the Tibetan spiritual leader in the backdrop of a concert in Taiwan five years ago.
A band member had also reportedly sent out a tweet showing support for the Dalai Lama. These are also the circumstances believed to have led to the cancellation of Maroon 5’s Shanghai show earlier this summer.
Nothing gets past these guys!
For Chinese Valentine’s Day, Jon Bon Jovi released his version of the Teresa Teng classic “The Moon Represents My Heart,” singing passably in Mandarin Chinese. It’s good to hear that all that language learning won’t go to waste.
… Have a Nice Day!