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...

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

 

By Allison Reitz