BON JOVI’S “THE CIRCLE WORLD TOUR” HEATS UP THIS SUMMER WITH FOURTH SHOW ADDED AT NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM ON FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010 * * * WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST KID ROCK
East Rutherford, NJ – April 5, 2010 – The summer just got hotter as Bon Jovi’s “The Circle Tour,” promoted by AEG Live, adds a fourth concert at New Meadowlands Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey on Friday, July 9th, 2010. The newly added date will include very special guest Kid Rock, who is teaming up with Bon Jovi as they take over stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. The previously announced series of inaugural concerts at the soon-to-be-opened venue feature different special guests including GRAMMY Award-winning rockers Train on Wednesday, May 26th; platinum-selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw on Thursday, May 27th; and pop-rock hit-makers OneRepublic on Saturday, May 29th.
Advanced tickets for the July 9th New Meadowlands Stadium concert will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning Wednesday, April 7th at 10:00AM through Friday, April 9th at 10:00PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 12th at 10:00AM and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849 (automated only self service line) or online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change. Tickets can also be purchased at www.bonjovi.com, which features the most up to date concert and ticket on-sale information.
Critics across the country have been praising Bon Jovi’s recent shows on “The Circle Tour,” with The Arizona Republic raving that “the 27-year old group is playing with renewed focus and power on its latest tour….Fans from age 10 into their 60s stayed on their feet for nearly all of the two-hour-plus show, pumping their fists to such anthems as ‘It's My Life,’ ‘Bad Medicine’ and ‘You Give Love a Bad Name.’” The San Jose Mercury News stated that “Bon Jovi is one of the few acts that manages to come across as both timely and timeless,” while the Las Vegas Sun simply said “Bon Jovi gave until there was no more to give. Electrifying, extraordinary, exciting, enthusiastic and exuberant.”
“The Circle Tour” will find Bon Jovi playing 135 shows in 30 countries throughout much of the next two years. The band announced the two-year global trek with an exclusive performance on the grounds of New Meadowlands Stadium for a group of more than 5,000 lucky contest winners, fan club members, and on-site construction workers who were then building the venue. Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful “Lost Highway Tour”—Billboard’s #1 top-grossing tour of 2008—Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world into The Circle, with a residency at London’s O2 Arena in June 2010 and further dates well into 2011.
The band's 11th studio album, The Circle, debuted at #1 in numerous countries including the U.S., Canada, Japan and Germany with Top 5 debuts throughout Europe and the UK. Globally, the Grammy Award-winning band has sold more than 120 million albums, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.