Bon Jovi to perform for free in financially-stricken Spain

American rock band Bon Jovi will waive the fee for their concert in Madrid because of the economic problems the country is facing.

The concert, due to take place in Madrid on June 27, was originally left out of the European tour in case they couldn't sell enough tickets.

US singer Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that his band have waived their fee for a concert in Madrid next month Credit: DPA/Press Association Images

But lead singer Jon Bon Jovi told Spain's El Mundo newspaper that the group decided to perform for free as a thank you to Spanish fans for 30 years of support.

Tickets, priced between €18 and €39 (£15 and £33), have already sold out.