Last October before an audience of 5,000 lucky contest winners, fan club members, and on-site construction workers at work building the New Meadowlands Stadium, Bon Jovi put on a show to announce their 2010-11 tour plans in promotion of their latest album, The Circle. While this show took place in the parking lot of the unfinished stadium, Bon Jovi assured that they would be back to greet the stadium come summer time. The tour in its entirety is planned to exceed two years and span the globe, including the kickoff event of New Meadowlands Stadium, scheduled for May 26th and 27th, 2010.
The band’s North American tour launched on February 19th in Seattle, WA, the first of 135 shows in 30 countries. Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world into The Circle, with a current residency at London’s O2 Arena in June 2010 preceding the happy homecoming to East Rutherford kicking off the nationwide tour leg for the end of the summer. Following up their 2008’s Lost Highway Tour, the highest grossing tour of year, Bon Jovi is looking to raise the bar.
For many Jersey natives, catching a Jovi show at the Meadowlands has become a summertime tradition, and part of their shared heritage. In total, Bon Jovi will be playing at Meadowlands four times this summer. The venue is quite sentimental since the band first played at the Giants’ stadium in 1989, winning themselves the right to welcome audiences to the new stadium before even the home team Giants get to do so.
Having sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, Bon Jovi is at their best when they’re on the move. The November 2009 release of Bon Jovi’s new album, The Circle, and the band’s subsequent world tour, provides a powerful reassertion of Bon Jovi’s commitment to the hard-hitting rock & roll that has been the band’s indelible signature since it began more than 26 years ago. Needless to say, Bon Jovi is one of the most prolific and exciting live rock bands in the world. The last summer date at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford is July 9th, to be opened by Kid Rock. Although the last appearance at the stadium for the summer, its suggested that it may not be their last ever, with a hint at possibly playing the 2014 Super bowl Halftime show.