Bon Jovi‘s touring plans will come full-circle in the New Year. The veteran rock group, fronted by Jon Bon Jovi, will begin a fresh round of national and international concert dates as part of the Bon Jovi Live 2011 Tour.
The venture launches with a 16-date leg on February 9 at Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA, and continues nationally for at least two months. North American dates have been booked through a March 25 concert at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, but there’s always room for expansion since Bon Jovi’s European venture doesn’t start until early June.
During the North American leg, the Bon Jovi crew will perform a February 24-25 stand at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Other highlights include February 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON; March 1 at TD Garden in Boston, MA; March 8 at the United Center in Chicago, IL; and March 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Bon Jovi’s 2011 international calendar picks up June 8 at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, and is presently booked through July 31 at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, Portugal. The full national and international itinerary, as it stands now, is listed below.
Ticket presales will begin November 1 for fan club members, according to Bon Jovi’s official Web site. A few scattered listings on Ticketmaster.com show public onsales starting in Chicago on November 12. The site also lists ticket prices beginning just under the $20 mark and ranging up to $130 or more.
Bon Jovi toured internationally throughout 2010 on The Circle Tour, which promoted the late 2009 album “The Circle.” The venture launched with a North American tour leg that extended from February through May, and then Bon Jovi returned for a shorter leg of dates in July.
The group and its Circle Tour are up for the two top prizes at this year’s Billboard Touring Awards, to be held November 4 in New York City. AC/DC and U2 are also finalists for the titles of “Top Tour” (for the top grossing tour) and “Top Draw” (for the top selling tour) this year.
Bon Jovi – North America 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 9||University Park, PA||Bryce Jordan Center|
|February 11||Pittsburgh, PA||CONSOL Energy Center|
|February 14||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|February 18||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|February 21||Raleigh, NC||RBC Center|
|February 24 – 25||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden Arena|
|February 27||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|March 1||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|March 2||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|March 4||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|March 8||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|March 17||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|March 19||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|March 22||Salt Lake City, UT||EnergySolutions Arena|
|March 25||Toronto, ON||Rogers Centre|
Bon Jovi – Europe 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 8||Zagreb, CRO||Maksimir Stadium|
|June 10||Dresden, GER||Ostrahege|
|June 12||Munich, GER||Olympiastadion|
|June 15||Oslo, NOR||Ullevaal Stadium|
|June 17||Helsinki, FIN||Olympic Stadium|
|June 19||Horsens, DEN||CASA Arena Horsens|
|June 22||Edinburgh, SCO||Murrayfield Stadium|
|June 24||Manchester, ENG||Old Trafford Cricket Ground|
|June 25||London, ENG||Hard Rock Calling @ Hyde Park|
|June 29||Dublin, IRE||RDS Arena|
|July 8||Istanbul, TUR||Abdi Ipekci Arena|
|July 10||Bucharest, ROM||Piata Constitutiei|
|July 13||Dusseldorf, GER||ESPRIT arena|
|July 14||Zurich, SWI||Letzigrund Stadium|
|July 16||Mannheim, GER||Maimarktgelande|
|July 17||Udine, ITA||Stadio Friuli|
|July 20||Athens, GRE||Olympic Stadium|
|July 22||Vienna, AUT||Ernst Happel Stadion|
|July 24||Bruges, BEL||Zeebrugge Beach|
|July 27||Barcelona, SPA||Olympic Stadium|
|July 29||San Sebastian, SPA||Estadio de Anoeta|
|July 31||Lisbon, POR||Bela Vista Park|