Jon Bon Jovi Open Act Contest - Photo by Norma Jean Roy

Jon Bon Jovi Announces Opening Acts Contest for Upcoming Tour

Jon Bon Jovi has announced on Facebook Live an opening act contest that allows bands to upload an audition for the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi’s upcoming 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour.

It is the third time in recent years that the Grammy Award®-winning band has invited local and regional artists to share the stage (2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour). Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style and substance to open an arena show. A different artist(s) will open for Bon Jovi on each one of the Live Nation-promoted concerts listed below.

Jon Bon Jovi said, "Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time. That's the opportunity we were given and now we want to pay it forward. If you're ready for the arena stage, submit your audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music."

TO ENTER: Bands will upload audition videos beginning now at bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest or the Bon Jovi and Live Nation Facebook pages. Submissions will be displayed in a live gallery for viewing and sharing. Live Nation will choose 10 finalists, and Bon Jovi management will select the opening act contest winner for each tour date. All musicians who are selected as tour openers will be featured across Live Nation and Bon Jovi’s Facebook pages. For rules, visit livemu.sc/OACRules.

Winners will be notified they have won on the following dates:

First round of participating dates - winners announced on or about Jan. 27:
• Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC - concert on Feb. 8
• Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA - concert on Feb. 10
• BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL - concert on Feb. 12
• Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL - concert on Feb. 14
• BJCC in Birmingham, AL - concert on Feb. 16
• Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN - concert on Feb. 18
• Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO - concert on Feb. 19

Second round of participating dates - winners announced on or about Feb. 4:
• Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK - concert on Feb. 21
• American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX - concert on Feb. 23
• T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV - concert on Feb. 25
• Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA - concert on Feb. 28

Third round of participating dates - winners announced on or about Feb. 8:
• SAP Center in San Jose, CA - concert on March 1
• Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ - concert on March 4
• Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA - concert on March 5
• The Forum in Los Angeles, CA - concert on March 8

Fourth round of participating dates - winners announced on or about Feb. 26:
• Pepsi Center in Denver, CO - concert on March 14
• FedExForum in Memphis, TN - concert on March 16
• Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH - concert on March 18
• Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH - concert on March 19
• Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN - concert on March 22

Fifth round of participating dates - winners announced on or about March 7:
• United Center in Chicago, IL - concert on March 26
• Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN - concert on March 27
• Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI - concert on March 29
• Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA - concert on March 31
• Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT - concert on April 1

Sixth round of participating dates - winners announced on or about March 12:
• PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA - concert on April 5, 2017
• Madison Square Garden in New York, NY - concert on April 7, 2017
• Madison Square Garden in New York, NY - concert on April 8, 2017
• Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON - concert on April 10, 2017
• Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON - concert on April 11, 2017

Photo by Norman Jean Roy

For more information, visit bonjovi.com.

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