Due to high demand, veteran rock band Bon Jovi unveiled additional concerts in several U.S. and Canadian markets for its previously announced Live 2011...

Due to high demand, veteran rock band Bon Jovi unveiled additional concerts in several U.S. and Canadian markets for its previously announced Live 2011 Tour.

In the States, three cities will now host the rock group for newly extended stands. Bon Jovi will take the stage February 11-12 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and March 8-9 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. Meanwhile in New York, NY, the original February 24-25 stand at Madison Square Garden will be followed with a later March 5 return to the venue.

A couple concerts have also been added north of the border in Canadian markets. Two-night spreads are now confirmed for February 14-15 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and February 18-19 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.

Public ticket sales for many dates on the Live 2011 Tour schedule began last week on November 12. According to press from the band, high demand in select cities led to same-day unveiling and onsales for the new concert dates, with the exception of the March 5 show in New York City, which went on sale today, November 15.

Bon Jovi’s official Web site is offering a limited number of presale tickets for each tour market. While allotments have already sold out for most of the previously announced show dates, presales are still on-going for the newly added concerts.

Exact ticket prices vary depending on the market and venue. However, in most cities, prices start at or just under the $20 mark and extend upwards of $150, according to Ticketmaster.com listings. At Madison Square Garden, the top face value is $304.50 for floor, pit and loge seating.

The Live 2011 Tour is an extension of Bon Jovi’s highly successful Circle Tour, which spanned most of 2010 and was nominated for the two top titles at this year’s Billboard Touring Awards — “Top Tour” and “Top Draw” — though both categories ultimately were claimed by U2’s 360° Tour.

Bon Jovi – North America 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 9 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
February 11 – 12 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center *
February 14 – 15 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre *
February 18 – 19 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 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden *
March 8 – 9 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

* new concert date

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 – 30 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