Bon Jovi is the latest act to be added on the list of tour cancellations. The iconic band announced the decision on April 20, Monday, not to continue with the "Bon Jovi 2020" tour amid the current COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world. 

The North American summer tour was scheduled to kick off on June 10 at Tacoma, WA, and includes shows in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Jose, CA, Dallas, and other cities in its itinerary. The final leg is a 2-night stint on July 28 - 29 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. There are several shows on the road: two in Canada and four in the U.K. All events were canceled.

In the official statement posted on Twitter, Bon Jovi decided to cancel the whole tour due to the ongoing global pandemic caused by the coronavirus. The group clearly understood the current challenging times and further stated the move would allow ticketholders to be granted refunds to "help pay their bills or buy groceries." It also stressed, "These are trying times." Bon Jovi acknowledged the loyalty of the fans who are always behind them and said: "we'll always be there for you."

The "Livin' On A Prayer" rock band assured the fans that it is anticipating the return to the road when "we can all safely be together." Updates and news regarding the tour will be given to the fans in the "weeks and months to come," as the ending statement. Bon Jovi is set to release its new album on May 15, but this apparently will be delayed as well. The concert tour was part of the promotional campaign for its latest project.

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams was tapped to open the concerts for the band on tour.

Jon Bon Jovi in pandemic times

The band's founder and leader, Jon Bon Jovi, had been very busy during the period of quarantine. He has not wasted any time even while in lockdown. In his JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurant in Red Bank, NJ, he helps out five days a week in providing food meals to families who are affected by the crisis.

Recently, he surprised a kindergarten class in Florida by singing for them through Zoom. He is also in the thick of preparations to perform virtually for the "Jersey 4 Jersey" charity event. The show is scheduled to be aired on April 22 at 7 pm ET. Jon Bon Jovi will join Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Puth, Halsey, Kelly Ripa, SZA, Tony Bennett, among others, for the fundraiser. The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund organized it, and it aims to provide support for the medical, social, and economic needs of the Garden State's in-need communities.

Bon Jovi is set to release the new song "Do What You Can," as announced during his conversation on the "Howard Stern Show" on SiriusXM last week. The song was born out of a challenge he posted on his fans on Instagram to provide lyrics to go along with the chorus he wrote.

The COVID-19 situation has created an impact on Bon Jovi as it hit them directly. David Bryan, the band's keyboardist, tested positive in March. On an update, Bryan posted on Instagram that he had recovered from the coronavirus. After five weeks in quarantine, his test came out negative.

Jacob, the 17-year old son of Bon Jovi, also had a mild infection of COVID-19 but stayed home with the family in New Jersey for his recovery.