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Bon Jovi will offer local bands opening slots on the 2022 tour


Bon Jovi has opened audition slots for its upcoming tour.

The group encourages local groups to submit an audition video original music for a chance to top the charts. One winner will be selected for each tour date in April.

The pandemic has put many performances on hold over the past two years, and it’s not just big headliners who have suffered. Local bands have also lost opportunities, and Bon Jovi hopes to help some of these bands make up for lost time with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform on a major tour.

“We’ve all missed the tours, and we know nothing can replace the energy of a live show for the fans or the band,” frontman Jon Bon Jovi said in a statement.

Bon Jovi’s last tour was in 2019 in support of their 2016 album, This house is not for sale. In 2020, the band released the aptly titled 2020 and had planned to tour alongside this record but was forced to cancel due to the pandemic.

They’ll be back on the road this spring for a ride that kicks off April 1 in Omaha, Neb., and ends April 30 in Nashville.

The set list for the new tour is under wraps so far, but Jon Bon Jovi has dropped some clues on reading the material from the most recent album. “If it was up to me, I’d have all 10 songs [from 2020] on the show,” the singer told UCR in 2020. “And obviously I want to play ‘Living on a Prayer’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ every night, but my fans are accepting new records.”

Tickets for the Bon Jovi 2022 tour are on sale now via the artist website.

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