Now I must apologize for getting this one out to you a few days after it first hit but I am super tied up with the happenings over at the 2016 NY Comic Con but here we are now. Just the other day Jon Bon Jovi announced the bands 2017 touring run for the “This House Is Not For Sale” album and I’ll let the press release say the rest.
The Press Release:
October 5, 2016 – Grammy Award®-winning band, Bon Jovi today announced that the This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off in February 2017. Hitting arenas across the U.S., the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan favorites, and new hits from their upcoming 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale (out Nov. 4 on Island/UMG). As an added bonus, fans will receive a physical copy of This House Is Not For Sale with every ticket purchased.
This will be the band’s first outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously). Bon Jovi’s touring legacy will be recognized Nov. 9th with the 2016 “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.
As Bon Jovi rocks October to launch This House Is Not for Sale, the title track is already inside the Top Ten of the AC Radio Chart – it is Bon Jovi’s highest debut on that chart to date. Appearances/features are set with The Ellen DeGeneres Show (airing today), ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, Charlie Rose, Howard Stern, People and Billboard Magazine. On the road, the TIDAL X: Bon Jovi series brings Bon Jovi to four historic venues to perform live listening parties to reveal the album, start to finish, in New Jersey (Count Basie Theatre was held on Oct. 1), London (Palladium London, Oct. 10), Toronto (Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Oct. 17) and for the first time on Broadway for a TIDAL livestream (Barrymore Theatre, Oct. 20). This will be Bon Jovi’s first major release since What About Now (2013), the band’s 3rd consecutive multi-platinum album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 (Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009).
For the This House Is Not For Sale Tour, “Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi” Fan Club ticket presales, including exclusive VIP packages, go on presale on Mon., Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. local time (except Greenville, Sunrise, San Jose, San Diego, Memphis and Cleveland, beginning on Oct. 17). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Mon., Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. local time and ending on Fri., Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. (except Greenville, Sunrise, San Jose, San Diego, Memphis and Cleveland on Oct. 17 through Oct. 21). Live Nation pre-sales will begin Thurs., Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. local time (except Greenville, Sunrise, San Jose, San Diego, Memphis and Cleveland on Oct. 20). Public tickets will be available for purchase on Sat., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. local time (except Greenville, Sunrise, San Jose, San Diego, Memphis and Cleveland on Oct. 22) at LiveNation.com and through participating venue Box Offices. Visit www.bonjovi.com for updated tour and ticketing information.
The Tour Dates:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Friday, February 10, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Center
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Sunday, March 19, 2017 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
** Dates, cities and venues subject to change.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s interesting to notice that there are no proper NJ or NYC shows on this group of announced dates so I am thinking that Jon Bon and the band are going to unveil a bunch more additional shows as time goes on. I cannot imagine him missing this region at all since he is from this neck of the woods and I’m sure that you agree with me. Should additional dates get thrown into the mix, I will either amend this text or if they come a month or so later will just add another tour posting. So what do you readers think about this bit of touring news? I’m rather excited and had to chuckle that despite being a fan of Bon Jovi since the very beginning, have only ever caught him once in concert. I’m hoping to catch him on this run (provided closer shows happen) and bring you a report about it. Let’s see what happens but for the meantime you readers can share your thoughts in the comments section below. Now back to the NYCC stuff I go.
Official Website: http://www.bonjovi.com