Where will Bon Jovi play the last notes on their Lost Highway World Tour? If the New Jersey rockers have their way, it will be in New York’s Central Park and not at Giants Stadium in their home state where the band always ends its tour, according to Jon Bon Jovi in an interview with SportsIllustrated.com.
“We always end every tour at Giants Stadium, but we’re going to do Central Park this year,” he told the website. “That hasn’t been announced yet, there you go, we’re doing Central Park.” But before any official announcement can be released, there is an approval hurdle with the New York City Parks Department with which they have to pass muster.
There have been many free concerts given in Central Park over the years, including Elton John, the 1981 reunion of Simon and Garfunkel, the rain drenched Diana Ross fiasco/riot in 1983 that was postponed a day after a few songs, Paul Simon, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, and the Dave Matthews Band in 2003. There are two places in the park now for shows: the Great Lawn, which can accommodate about 700,000 fans, and the North Field, which is good for about a quarter of the audience of the Great Lawn. Sting, Crow and Brooks all performed at the North Field.
Bon Jovi finishes up its North American leg that began in February on May 1 in Atlanta, GA. They will then head over to Europe and the UK May 22-June 28, before returning to the U.S. and Canada where only four dates are confirmed: July 6 in Sarnia, ON, July 7 in Auburn Hills, MI, and back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden in New York, July 14-15.