UPDATE: Fans Say 'You Can't Go Home' To Bon Jovi Tour

NEW YORK, NY — (CelebrityAccess Mediawire) – “We’re starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world,” exclaimed Jon Bon Jovi on stage earlier tonight at the grand opening of The Prudential Center in his home state of New Jersey. With that, the band tore into an explosive concert that marked the first of 10 sold-out concerts and the surprise launch of Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway World Tour. Anticipation is running at an all time high as concerts in more than 10 countries have already been confirmed including Canada, the U.S., Japan, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Holland, Austria – and counting.

Bon Jovi, who could've played ten nights anywhere in the NY/Metropolitan area, chose to kick off their next World Tour with ten nights at the brand new Prudential Center in Newark, NJ for a total attendance of over 150,000. The band's sustained presence at the new venue was a conscious effort to support the growth of Newark, NJ, which is currently undergoing a major economic revitalization.

"We applaud Bon Jovi's decision to launch their tour from The Prudential Center in Newark to bring worldwide attention to the redevelopment of this American city, and the economic impact this arena will have in the band’s home state," said Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live, the band's North American tour promoter. "We look forward to the most dynamic Bon Jovi tour yet."

Bon Jovi has set the bar for more than two decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world. Globally, they have sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million fans. Their latest album, the Nashville-inspired LOST HIGHWAY was released June 19, 2007, debuted at #1 around the world and includes the hits songs "Lost Highway" and "(You Want To) Make a Memory." The band's 2005 album, HAVE A NICE DAY, featured the Grammy-Award winning song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," and fueled one of the top-selling tours of 2005.

Tour dates:

25/10/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center
26/10/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center
28/10/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

30/10/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

01/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

03/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

04/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

07/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

09/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

10/11/07 – Newark, NJ – The Prudential Center

14/11/07 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

15/11/07 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

17/11/07 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Bank Place

19/11/07 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre

06/12/07 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

07/12/07 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

09/12/07 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

10/12/07 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre

12/12/07 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

13/12/07 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome

15/12/07 – Vancouver, BC – GM Place

16/12/07 – Vancouver, BC – GM Place

11/01/08 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Dome

13/01/08 – Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, Japan

14/01/08 – Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, Japan

16/01/08 – Kyocera Dome Osaka – Osaka, Japan

18/02/08 – Omaha – Qwest Center

20/02/08 – Detroit – The Palace of Auburn Hills

23/02/08 – Chicago – United Center

24/02/08 – Chicago – United Center

28/02/08 – Washington DC – Verizon Center

02/03/08 – Philadelphia – Wachovia Center

03/03/08 – Philadelphia – Wachovia Center
05/03/08 – Pittsburgh – Mellon Arena

10/03/08 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre

18/03/08 – St. Paul – Xcel Energy Center

31/03/08 – Denver – Pepsi Center

02/04/08 – San Jose – HP Pavilion

04/04/08 – Anaheim – Honda Center

05/04/08 – Anaheim – Honda Center

08/04/08 – Phoenix – Jobing.com Arena

09/04/08 – Los Angeles – STAPLES Center

14/04/08 – Dallas – American Airlines Center

15/04/08 – Oklahoma City – FORD Center

20/04/08 – Kansas City – Sprint Center

22/04/08 – Des Moines – Wells Fargo Arena

24/04/08 – Nashville – Sommet Center

26/04/08 – Ft. Lauderdale – BankAtlantic Center

27/04/08 – Tampa – St. Pete Times Forum

30/04/08 – Atlanta – Philips Arena

— (CelebrityAccess Staff Writers)

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