Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Date

Shootings, murders and drug-running has made Monterrey, Mexico, a no-play zone as far as Jonas Brothers are concerned.

The brothers canceled their Oct. 21 gig at Monterrey’s Estadio Universitario, according to the Wall Street Journal, mainly because of the growing violence reported to be going down south of the border.

“Due to a 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,” the group said in a statement issued by Live Nation, adding, “Our fans in Monterrey and all of Mexico are some of the best in the world.”

You really can’t blame the siblings for nixing Monterrey. For most of the year the city has been the scene of a turf war fought between drug gangs. A shootout in August ended with two people killed in front of the American School Foundation.

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