Then comes the first batch of American shows. Starting February 8 in Pennsylvania, Bon Jovi and special guests Goo Goo Dolls hit arenas nationwide for three months. Only sixteen dates have been announced and more are on the way.

European shows start May 25 and run through June 26.

American XS members have access to a ticket pre-sale going on now. The general public will get their chance at the tickets starting on the 8th.

Of course, the way to join American XS is to purchase Bon Jovi’s new album, Bounce. Printed on the CD booklet is an access number which lets purchasers into the registration form. The membership is free, not counting the album purchase, and will get cardholders into members only areas of the band’s Web site, as well as the all-important ticket pre-sale.