Bon Jovi Announce More Dates For 2013 Tour And Bargain Ticket Prices
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.20.2012
American dates revealed...
Billboard reports that Bon Jovi have announced more dates for their 2013 "Because We Can" tour that begins in February.
The tour will have seven price tiers in most markets, including over 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before service fees in every city. This will be the fourth Bon Jovi tour in a row promoted by AEG Live. Their last tour, 2010-2011's The Circle tour, earned $265 million in ticket sales.
The tour begins on February 9 in Uncasville, Connecticut. They will mostly play arenas, but there are a few stadium shows on the list, including a two-night run at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30 in select markets. Demand for the band's Canadian dates has resulted in shows being added in Montreal and Toronto. There will be new songs debuted from the band's album What About Now, which will be released in the spring.
Offering tickets for under $20 is a priority for Jon Bon Jovi. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said: "Jon's theory is there should be something for everybody. He wants everybody to have the opportunity to buy tickets."
Bon Jovi have had over 500 shows at stadiums and arenas worldwide since 2000. They sold just under 13 million tickets, a gross short of $1 billion. Bon Jovi tours were the highest of the year twice in three years (2008 and 2010). Only The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead have done this before. Footage from those concerts will be shown during the Bon Jovi Inside Out event on November 27 in theaters. Fans in movie theaters will be able to take part in a live Q&A with the band, broadcast from Times Square.
Bon Jovi 2013 "Because We Can - The Tour" North American dates:
Feb 09: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Feb 10: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Feb 13: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Feb 14: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Feb 17: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Feb 18: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Feb 20: Ottawa, ONT (Scotiabank Place)
Feb 21: Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center)
Feb 27: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
March 1: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
March 2: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (BB&T Center)
March 5: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
March 6: Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)
March 9: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
March 10: Columbus (Nationwide Arena)
March 13: St Louis (Scottrade Center)
March 14: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
March 16: Oklahoma City (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
March 17: Lubbock, TX (United Spirit Arena)
April 2: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome)
April 3: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
April 5: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
April 7: St Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
April 10: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
April 11: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
April 13: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
April 14: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
April 16: Denver (Pepsi Center)
April 17: Salt Lake City (EnergySolutions Arena)
April 19: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
April 20: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
April 23: Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
April 25: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
July 12: Chicago (Soldier Field)
July 24: East Rutherford, N.J. (MetLife Stadium)
July 25: East Rutherford, N.J. (MetLife Stadium)
The tour will also hit the following cities, with additional details to come: