In January, Jon Bon Jovi announced on Facebook Live an exciting opening act contest to give bands the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale Tour. To enter the competition, thousands of bands uploaded audition videos at BonJovi.com or the Bon Jovi and Live Nation Facebook pages. To pick the winner for each tour date, Live Nation chose 10 finalists and Bon Jovi management selected the contest winner from the shortlist.
Head over to www.bonjovi.com/tour to get your tickets to the 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour.
FIFTH ROUND WINNERS
March 26 – Chicago, IL
“Wow, what an opportunity,” said 35th and Taylor. “Coming from a small town in the Midwest to the opening act for Bon Jovi in Chicago is well beyond our wildest dreams. We are so excited to have our chance on the big stage and to take our best shot. We can’t thank Bon Jovi enough for giving us the opportunity to put our music out there for the people to hear.”
March 27 – St. Paul, MN
“We are so incredibly grateful and excited for the opportunity to grace the same stage as these living legends,” said Joshua Schmidt of Step Rockets. “Our journey as a band has had its twists and turns but these special moments remind us why we rock and roll! We can’t wait to share our music with all the Jovials.”
March 29 – Detroit, MN
“We are beyond excited to play a show with the legendary Bon Jovi! ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ may be the greatest song ever written,” said Chris Phillips from IAMDYNAMITE. “On top of playing in our hometown with rock idols, we get to play at Joe Louis Arena! Detroit icon itself,” added Chris Martin. “We are prepared to honor Bon Jovi, The Joe, and Detroit with this privilege we’ve been given opening the show.”
March 31 – Philadelphia, PA
“We are at a loss for words,” said Mach22. “We’re eternally grateful to Bon Jovi for this amazing opportunity. On March 31, in our hometown, the City of Brotherly love, we will see about 20,000 faces and rock them all.”
April 1 – Uncasville, CT
“We grew up listening to and even idolizing Bon Jovi, so to have the chance to play on the same stage is a true dream come true,” said Analog Heart. “It’s so awesome that up-and-coming acts from all over the country are getting this chance and to say that we’re honored to be one of them is a huge understatement. We can’t wait to show Bon Jovi and their fans what we’ve got.”