Some of the Jonas Brothers’ Mexican fans won’t be able to catch the trio in concert when they head south of the border later this month. The heartthrobs announced Thursday (October 14) that they have canceled their Monterrey, Mexico, gig, a move that comes after an uptick in local gang-related violence.
“Due to the recent series of unfortunate events in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, the Jonas Brothers, in consultation with Live Nation, have decided to cancel their upcoming concert date scheduled for October 21st at Estadio Universitario,” read a statement. “The Jonas Brothers are grateful for the overwhelming support from their many fans in Monterrey and while they wish to apologize to everyone who planned to attend the concert, this difficult decision was made out of their great affection and concern for their loyal fans in the region.”
“Our fans in Monterrey and all of Mexico are some of the best in the world,” Kevin Jonas continued in the statement. “We love any opportunity we have to visit and although we won’t be able to see everyone at the moment, we hope to come back very soon.”
Monterrey-area fans can trek to other parts of the country to check out the JoBros’ show . The boy band will keep Mexican dates in Guadalajara on October 23 and Mexico City on October 24. Concertgoers can swap their Monterrey tickets for either of the other dates or get a refund.
According to CNN, the city has sustained at least three grenade attacks in October, including an incident in which 14 people were injured at a public square. On a separate occasion, four officers were hurt when a grenade was lobbed at a police station.
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