NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bon Jovi, who previously paved the way for opening act competitions with their 2006 "Have A Nice Gig" promotions, is expanding on the concept with an international opening act contest, "Bon Jovi's Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!" In partnership with OurStage "Bon Jovi's Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!" is an opportunity for new acts to make their debut by opening for Bon Jovi in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans. Emerging artists will be invited to open for Bon Jovi on each one of the selected AEG Live-promoted "The Circle Tour" dates listed below. Fans in each market will also be eligible to win tickets just by judging (voting) in the competition.
Bon Jovi is looking for Rock, Pop and Country groups to submit tracks for fan voting .One local unsigned band in each market will win an opening slot to perform approximately 20 minutes of original music. Travel and expenses (if applicable) will be awarded to the winners as well. Winners announced will be announced on May 6th.
May 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
May 26, 27 & 29 – East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium
July 15 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
July 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Canad Inns Stadium
July 20 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 24 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 28 – Regina, SK – Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
July 30 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers