Bon Jovi Plays Free Blizzard Concert for Mohegan Sun Fans

Bon Jovi was forced to cancel its show at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday after a statewide travel ban was instituted by Governor Dannel P. Malloy due to the severe winter storm in the northeast. But for those lucky enough to be staying at the casino, the band performed an impromptu set at the venue that night, inviting all guests.

About 2,000 guests were on hand to see the two-hour set by the band. The concert was originally set to be the first date of the band’s extensive “Because I Can” tour.

“Earlier today Mohegan Sun announced that tonight’s Bon Jovi concert will be rescheduled due to a statewide mandatory travel ban, but it takes a lot more than a blizzard to stop Bon Jovi,” read a post on the group’s website. “The band performed an impromptu free concert for snow-in fans, patrons and employees alike. Bon Jovi recognizes how much preparation it takes for fans to attend a concert and they wanted to honor that the best way that they know how.”

The website also points out that the Uncasville show will be rescheduled for October 25, and that all tickets for the postponed show will be honored.

Bon Jovi’s next scheduled show will take place February 13 in Montreal, and the band will stay on the road in North America through an April 25 show in San Jose, Calif. Bon Jovi has been one of the highest grossing touring artists of the past few years, and this tour is noted for the availability of less expensive tickets than usual for the band. When the tour was announced, it was revealed that each city on the tour itinerary would have at least 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50.

“Jon’s theory is there should be something for everybody,” said Randy Phillips, CEO of the tour’s promoter AEG Live, at the time.