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(UPDATED) Bon Jovi's Stanley Park concert postponed

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 17, 2015 3:08 pm

Bon Jovi’s Stanley Park performance, which was set to happen this Saturday, August 22 has been postponed, according to ClubZone. The concert would have kicked off Bon Jovi’s global tour.

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The historic event would have been the largest in Stanley Park history and was expected to draw more than 14,000 spectators.

Robby Krieger, former lead guitarist of The Doors, was set to open the show.

The tickets were sold in association with Tourism Vancouver, and many ticket holders from out of town were expected to attend the show. Partial proceeds from the ticket sales were going to go to imagine1day, a charity started by lululemon founder Chip Wilson.

The reason for the postponement is unclear at this time, although event organizer Paper Rain Productions sent out the following statement:

“We regret that we have been unable to gain the agreement of the artist’s management at this time regarding this postponement. We remain hopeful that a future date can be confirmed.”

UPDATE: Vancouver Parks Board acting manager Jonathan Snoek said in a statement that the concert organizers did not have the the proper permits in place. The City of Vancouver stresses that was not the reason for the cancellation.

The Park Board provided the initial approval for the event and made every effort to assist organizers in meeting our protocols in the past months,” said Snoek.

The Park Board was fully supportive of this event and regrets the cancellation.”

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