The Living on a Prayer hitmakers were slated to take the stage at Nangang Exhibition Hall, but the gig was axed by an order from officials at the city's Central Weather Bureau, instructing residents to cease all school and work as a precaution against the massive storm, which is expected to hit northern Taiwan on Monday evening.

According to the band's official website, Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates decided "with deep regret" to cancel both Monday's show and a second concert planned for Tuesday (29Sep15).

The gigs were poised to be Bon Jovi's first performance in Taiwan in 20 years, having last played there in 1995.

The cancelled concerts were another blow to the band's current Asian tour - the rockers were banned from performing in China for using images of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a 2010 concert.

The stop in Taiwan, as well as an earlier gig in Bangkok, Thailand this month (Sep15), were added on to the tour as a result of the cancelled shows in China.