Bon Jovi may have outgrown the raucous hair-metal days of yonder, but the New Jersey rockers are still promising wild nights on their upcoming U.S. tour.
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and crew will launch the 22-city One Wild Night Tour in support of last year’s hit album Crush on April 18 in Phoenix, Island Records announced Thursday (February 15).
Bon Jovi are honoring their fans on the tour by making half of the tickets for each show available through an Internet presale at www.bonjovi.com/presale. Special passwords, sent via e-mail on Wednesday to those who have registered for the presale, will allow fans to buy as many as four tickets through Ticketmaster.com a minimum of two days before the general on-sale dates.
Fans who register can also purchase Crush or the upcoming live DVD/VHS “The Crush Tour” at a discount price, and will be automatically entered to win an autographed guitar from the band.
First-time Grammy nominees Bon Jovi will compete for two of the honors on Wednesday: The band is up for Best Rock Album, for Crush, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, for “It’s My Life.” Crush, their seventh album, has been certified platinum in the United States and has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, according to Island.
“Thank You for Loving Me,” the band’s latest single, recently hit radio and video outlets.
Baltimore rockers SR-71 will join Bon Jovi on the tour. Though they’re still promoting Now You See Inside, which includes last summer’s hit single “Right Now,” SR-71 plan to remix and reissue their independent debut album, Grow, for summer release on their own label.
One Wild Night Tour dates, according to Island:
4/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
4/20 – Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
4/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
4/23 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
4/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
4/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
5/2 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex
5/4 – Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena at the Jerome
5/5 – Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
5/8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
5/10 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
5/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
5/13 – Washington, DC @ MCI Center
5/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
6/TBA – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
6/13 – Chicago, IL @ The World
6/15 – Detroit, MI @ PineKnob
6/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
6/22 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
6/24 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ E Center
6/27 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium