Bon Jovi Hosting Opening Act Contest

Bon Jovi is about to make the dreams of 30 bands come true. After taking local and regional acts on the road with the band for its 2006 and 2010 tours, Jon Bon Jovi and the guys are doing it again in 2017.

The band is hosting a contest to find opening acts for “This House Is Not For Sale Tour,” which begins Feb. 8 in Greenville, S.C., and wraps up in Toronto April 11. Each stop will feature a different artist.

“Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time,” Jon Bon Jovi said. “That’s the opportunity we were given and now we want to pay it forward. If you’re ready for the arena stage, submit your audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music.” 

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– Jon Bon Jovi
Performing in New York as part an acoustic music series, Common Thread.

Audition videos can be uploaded now at Bon Jovi’s website, as well as the Facebook pages for Bon Jovi and Live Nation. Tour promoter Live Nation will narrow down 10 finalists for each show and Bon Jovi Management will select the winner.

Here’s the tour routing:

Feb. 8 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Feb. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Feb. 12 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
Feb. 14 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
Feb. 16 – Birmingham, Ala., Legacy Arena At The BJCC
Feb. 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 19 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
Feb. 21 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 23 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Feb. 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 28 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
March 1 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
March 4 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 5 – San Diego, Calif., Viejas Arena
March 8 – Inglewood, Calif., Forum
March 14 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
March 16 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
March 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
March 19 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
March 22 – Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 26 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
March 27 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
March 29 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
March 31 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
April 1 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan *Arena
April 5 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PPG Paints Arena
April 7 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
April 8 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
April 10 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
April 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre

Tickets are available now.

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