Bon Jovi announces ‘This House Is Not for Sale’ tour
After a three-year hiatus, Jon Bon Jovi is hitting the road with his band on a U.S. tour to promote his latest album, This House is Not for Sale.
The frontman announced the upcoming tour, which is set to kick off in South Carolina on Feb. 8, while on Wednesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Bon Jovi spoke to DeGeneres about his “tumultuous” three years, and how he took time to “live a life” and then write it all down.
“I was at a crossroad,” he said. “I had to decide if I wanted to do this again, and to do it at the level [to which] I had grown accustomed.”
Bon Jovi said — after performing the album on Oct. 1 at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank — he realized it was time to go back on the road.
“I looked around and I saw the guys happier than they have ever been, and I was happy and the audience was into it,” the New Jersey rocker said.
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“There’s a lot of them… This House Is Not for Sale is as much of a statement as we’ve made before, this heart, this soul, this house is not for sale, it’s about my integrity.”
The two-month tour will be the Bon Jovi’s first extended tour since 2013, when the band went on the road to promote Because We Can, which broke records and became the third consecutive tour in six years to become the No. 1 top-grossing tour in the world. Previously, The Rolling Stones had been the only musical act to claim that achievement.
Bon Jovi’s touring legacy will be recognized on Nov. 9 when he’ll receive the 2016 ‘Legend of Live’ Award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.
In addition to the 2017 tour, the group is currently in the middle of a short tour presenting the new album, due out Nov. 4, in a live setting. The Tidal X: Bon Jovi series will make stops at the London Palladium on Oct. 10, Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Oct. 17 and on Broadway at New York City’s Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 20, for a Tidal Livestream.
Tickets for the This House Is Not for Sale tour are set to begin pre-sales on Oct. 10, and everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a physical copy of the album. Visit www.BonJovi.com for updated tour and sales information.
This House Is Not For Sale Tour dates:
February 8 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
February 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
February 12 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
February 14 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
February 16 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
February 18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
February 19- St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
February 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center
February 23- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
February 25- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
February 28- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
March 1 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 5 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
March 14 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
March 16 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
March 18 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
March 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
March 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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