BON JOVI WELCOMES FANS INTO THE CIRCLE WITH
2010-2011 WORLD TOUR
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North American Tour Announced at Bon Jovis Exclusive
New Meadowlands Stadium Performance
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Bon Jovi to be the First Band to Play New Meadowlands Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ October 22, 2009 With New Jerseys New Meadowlands Stadium as their backdrop, GRAMMY Award-winning hometown heroes Bon Jovi performed at a concert and media event today that announced The Circle World Tour. The band is preparing to spend nearly two years spanning the globe, including the kickoff event of New Meadowlands Stadium, scheduled for May 26th and 27th, 2010.
The New Meadowlands concerts will go on sale beginning at 10am on Saturday, October 31st, while additional tour dates go on sale November 9th and 16th. Fans should continue to log on to www.bonjovi.com for the most up to date concert and ticket on-sale information.
The bands Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres performed an exclusive set for a select group of 5,000 lucky contest winners, fan club members, and on-site construction workers currently at work building the New Meadowlands Stadium. Bon Jovi was also joined by New York Jets Chairman & CEO Woody Johnson, New York Giants President & CEO, John Mara, as well as President & CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, Mark Lamping. New Yorks powerhouse radio station WPLJ DJ, Race Taylor, served as emcee. Live footage of the event is available at www.BonJovi.com.
An embeddable player is available at http://iclips.net/widgets/jbj/jbj_embed.html.
Beginning with the bands North American tour launch on February 19th, 2010 in Seattle, WA, Bon Jovi will spend much of the next two years on the road, performing 135 shows in 30 countries. Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world into The Circle, with a residency at Londons O2 Arena in June 2010 before returning to America in the fall for an additional nationwide leg, and further dates well into 2011.
“It is often said that the third time is a charm, and in the case of the Bon Jovi/AEG Live relationship, this axiom certainly holds, said Randy Phillips, President and CEO of AEG Live. AEG Live has been honored to serve as the band’s worldwide tour promoters, from the 2005 ‘Have A Nice Day’ tour to the highest grossing tour of 2008, ‘Lost Highway,’ to the upcoming ‘The Circle World Tour’ in 2010. Bon Jovi is one of the most prolific and exciting live rock bands in the world.”
Having sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, Bon Jovi is at their best when theyre on the move, and thats truer now than ever before. The November 10th, 2009 release of Bon Jovis new album, The Circle, and the bands subsequent world tour, provides a powerful reassertion of Bon Jovis commitment to the hard-hitting rock & roll that has been the bands indelible signature since it began more than 26 years ago.
Bon Jovis 2010 The Circle World Tour North American Itinerary
February 19 Seattle, WA KeyArena
February 20 Seattle, WA KeyArena
February 22 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
February 24 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
February 26 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
March 2Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
March 4Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 6Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 8Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 9Omaha, NE Qwest Center
March 11 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
March 13 Fargo, ND Fargodome
March 15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 17 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 23 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 24 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 29 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
April 7 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center
April 10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
April 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 15 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 17 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
April 21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
April 22 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
May 26 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium
May 27 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium
July 15 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
July 17 Winnipeg, MB Canad Inns Stadium
July 20 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 24 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
July 28 Regina, SK Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
July 30 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
*For more information on BON JOVIs North American tour, visit www.BonJovi.com
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Bette Midler “The Showgirl Must Go On” and Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, The Color Purple and The Pee Wee Herman Show. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney, KISS and American Idols Live. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com http://www.aeglive.com/.
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