To our understanding, Bon Jovi’s been struggling with bronchitis that’s been heavily affecting his performance. Just his management and representatives from Live Nation. Any plans for what would have been your show at the Pepsi Center on April 14? But with some light googling, it wasn’t hard to figure out what transpired. Did you have any contact with Jon Bon Jovi himself throughout the contest? When did you find out it wasn’t happening? That felt right — so it’s in the works! To be honest, we got calls from fans who received email notifications of the concert cancellation. According to Billboard, Jon Bon Jovi has come down with a bout of bronchitis, which forced the band to back out of its two shows at New York City’s Madison Garden this weekend. Low ticket sales is a good guess, but ultimately, we don’t know. I’m in the midst of a million calls to make something happen in Denver on April 14. It’s a bummer for all our sweet fans flying across the country, driving long hours, taking days off work to come support us a the Pepsi Center. Don’t cancel your flights, don’t change your plans… We’re working on a backup plan and an ultra fun night to celebrate all the love we’ve felt from you all from the beginning of this crazy roller coaster ride to the moment that the cart got a little jolt. Why did the band straight-up cancel instead of just postponing again? MORE TO COME. Related Articles
Bon Jovi picks Fort Collins’ the Patti Fiasco to open its Pepsi Center show
And while it’s a bummer for Bon Jovi fans, it hurts even worse for Fort Collins’ Patti Fiasco, the band that won the right to open for Bon Jovi at its Denver gig. It rescheduled those shows for next week, on either side of the date it was supposed to play in Denver. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! Something big, and hilarious, and celebratory, and rock and roll. Or you squeeze them in your hot toddy and sing your f****** heart out. Why was it called off? I understand that they’re probably dealing with a myriad of logistical complications following the cancellation, but it’s put us in a bit of a strange spot. (Hint: It still involves Denver and a bunch of Bon Jovi songs.)
It’s safe to say fans of yours and Bon Jovi were excited about this show. (Marc Leverette Photography)
Ultimately, Denver’s leg of Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale tour would have been better named This Show Is Not For Sale. The Patti Fiasco isn’t playing for Bon Jovi anymore, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have plans on April 14. We’ve reached out to promoter Live Nation and representatives from the band for comment. After postponing its Pepsi Center show, earlier today, Bon Jovi called the gig off entirely with little explanation. Anything you’d like to say to the fans? (The band’s next confirmed show is at midnight at the Aggie Theatre on April 29, to close out the last day of FoCoMX.)
We emailed Patti Fiasco frontwoman Alysia Kraft to find out what happened with what could have been the show of a life time, and what their new plans are for April 14. I issued this statement on Facebook earlier:
When life gives you lemons, you squeeze them in your eyes for a minute and then you get over it. It might not be the Pepsi Center, but ain’t nobody gonna stop this Patti Parti. No. My friend suggested we recruit our best musician pals to do a set of Bon Jovi covers, and follow it with a fiery Patti Fiasco set. Never underestimate the tenacity of an underdog band with friends in all the right low places. Another show, or…? We haven’t heard a word from Bon Jovi’s management.