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.
Artists can still submit their videos for April 5-April 11 show dates. The submission deadline is March 6 at 12pm PST.
Head over to www.bonjovi.com/tour to get your tickets to the 2017 This House Is Not For Sale Tour.
FOURTH ROUND WINNERS
March 16 – Memphis, TN
“We are beyond thrilled to be given such a great chance to share a night with an amazing artist,” said Cusses. “We will remember this time for years to come. We would have never thought in a million years to be on the same stage. We are excited to play to such a beautiful city and we’re super stoked to hear ourselves really loud.”
March 18 – Columbus, OH
“To say that we are grateful is an understatement,” said Dominic Frissora of Liberty Deep Down. “We admire how Jon Bon Jovi uses his resources to help others, whether through the JBJ Soul Foundation or by giving new bands the opportunity to share the stage with him. We are honored and humbled to have been chosen. Personally, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning because Bon Jovi was one of my first concerts and favorite bands growing up. Thank you, JBJ and Live Nation, for choosing us. We look forward to an amazing show!”
March 19 – Cleveland, OH
“The Quicken Loans Arena is a far cry from the garage, where we started,” said The Ohio Weather Band. “We’ve traveled to a lot of venues and played with a lot of bands, but this is certainly the biggest opportunity to come our way. Thanks to Bon Jovi, his team and Live Nation for giving us a chance to perform at a legendary venue with a legendary band.”
March 22 – Indianapolis, IN
“We feel incredibly grateful and humbled to have this opportunity,” said Shiny Penny. “Thank you to Bon Jovi, Live Nation, and everyone who’s supported us throughout the years. We highly respect Bon Jovi for giving this chance to so many artists across the U.S., and admire a group who is still strongly connected to their roots. See you on the 22nd!”
April 14 – Denver, CO
“We’ve spent years between basements and bars, staring out van windows and relentlessly running down a rock and roll dream,” said The Patti Fiasco. “This is an incredible honor for our band and a testament to our families, friends, and fans for their unrelenting support. While it’s difficult to express the incomprehensible joy and excitement we’re feeling right now, you’ll feel it radiate through every second of our Pepsi Center performance. To Bon Jovi and Live Nation, thank you for an unparalleled opportunity and a night we’ll cherish forever. “