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Bon Jovi concert at Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium cancelled

Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi AP

The Browns announced Monday that a Bon Jovi concert scheduled for July 14 at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium has been cancelled.

No reason for the cancellation of the “Fan Kickoff Concert” was given. The Browns directed ticket holders to seek refunds from the outlets from which the tickets were purchased.  [Editor's note:  That's refund.  Not rebate.  Refund.]

News of the concert’s cancellation comes a little less than three weeks after the show was unveiled.

FirstEnergy Stadium was formerly known as Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the club has played since returning to NFL play in 1999.

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32 Responses to “Bon Jovi concert at Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium cancelled”
  1. lance19 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:39 AM

    Damn you, Norv!!

  2. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 17, 2013 11:41 AM

    Looks like someone told Bon Jovi he’d actually have to go to Cleveland for the gig.

  3. cletusvandam says: Jun 17, 2013 11:43 AM

    The 6 people that bought tickets arent going to be happy…

  4. istateyourname says: Jun 17, 2013 11:43 AM

    They are now reporting the real reason for the cancellation, someone at Pilot FlyingBrowns HQ just realized it wasn’t the 1980’s anymore…

  5. schmitty2 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:45 AM

    Anyone who actually thought that concert was going to happen was “living on a prayer”.

  6. joshuas82 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:46 AM

    Good thing they have a proven track record of providing rebates to customers.

  7. scoops1 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    Its all Sambora’s fault……….

  8. johnnythek1 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:51 AM

    By any other name, The-Stadium-Formerly-Known-As-The-Factory-Of-Sadness continues to live up to its’ reputation.

  9. dspyank2k11 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:52 AM

    Hopefully Bon Jovi didnt get Staph Infection..

  10. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jun 17, 2013 11:54 AM

    Flying J? More like Flyover J, amirite?

  11. citizenstrange says: Jun 17, 2013 12:00 PM

    In Cleveland concert kickoff fan!

  12. Paul says: Jun 17, 2013 12:02 PM

    Actually, Jon and Richie are fighting like kids right now, so I wouldn’t be surprised if more shows get canceled.

  13. basexc9 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:03 PM

    Didn’t their lead guitarist quit?

  14. polamalurulz43 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:17 PM

    What would be the more useful refund, coughing back up that Bon Jovi bread or the same for the Browns season tickets? You make the call!

  15. staffordsyear says: Jun 17, 2013 12:17 PM

    I feel bad for those 11 fans that are going to miss this concert.

  16. crosberries says: Jun 17, 2013 12:21 PM

    Cleveland’s first win of the season!!!!

  17. steelerben says: Jun 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    The concert was cancelled because they decided being a Browns fan was punishment enough. No need to add insult to injury by making them watch Bon Jovi.

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 17, 2013 12:24 PM

    They just learned that Bon Jovi passed away several years ago, but no one noticed.

  19. audient says: Jun 17, 2013 12:28 PM

    And with this forfeit, the Browns start the 2013 campaign with a 1-0 record.

  20. timbuttrum says: Jun 17, 2013 12:35 PM

    Brandon Weeden is a big Bon Jovi fan. He was 21 when Slippery When Wet was released.

  21. sbchampsagain says: Jun 17, 2013 12:43 PM

    “returning to NFL play in 1999?”

    You call the Browns REAL NFL football?

    I guess…

  22. bostoncali says: Jun 17, 2013 12:47 PM

    Bill Belichick prob put a stop to it.

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:48 PM

    Just make a bon jovi hologram, nobody will know the difference

  24. peytonfavrecircus says: Jun 17, 2013 12:50 PM

    It’s not like it was Rush concert!

    On a separate thought, when the subject is bailing from Cleveland, it always reminds me of the John Candy comedy “Delirious”.

    Jack Gable: What are you doing here? I sent you to Cleveland.
    Jack Gates: I should kill you for that alone.

  25. phinfan says: Jun 17, 2013 12:53 PM

    if you want the concert just go to the drug treatment facility Sambora will be going to.

  26. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:01 PM

    Man when it rains it pours on Cleveland.!!! What is it with this city? Can’t catch a break even if it was handed to them.

  27. rcali says: Jun 17, 2013 1:02 PM

    Hope these people didn’t buy their tickets from TicketCrapster. You get no refunds for their service fees and such.

  28. incineratr says: Jun 17, 2013 1:24 PM

    Well, I guess Cleveland will have to settle for the sh*tty Kenny Chesney concert.

  29. scoops1 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:25 PM

    Can’t drew carey fill in for Sambora???

  30. hatesycophants says: Jun 17, 2013 1:38 PM

    How does anyone know or care what “Jon and Richie” are doing right now?

  31. seaeagle707 says: Jun 18, 2013 12:35 AM

    If Pilot Flying J did the hiring, it may be that BJ doesn’t want to get caught up in a federal investigation.

  32. gallogj says: Jun 19, 2013 12:55 PM

    The first good decision the new Regime made! If they keep this up we might get 5 wins this year!

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