Bon Jovi spins first leg of ‘Circle’ dates for 2010
Bon Jovi will launch a two-year-long world tour in February with a full schedule of arena dates in support of the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Circle.”
The trek gets underway Feb. 19 in Seattle, beginning with a West Coast swing that continues through mid-March before the outing heads east. The tour includes May 26-27 shows in East Rutherford, NJ, the inaugural events of the New Meadowlands Stadium, future home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. Details are below.
Pre-sales for the two New Jersey shows will begin Oct. 26 at 10 am EDT. Check the band’s website for additional ticketing information.
Due in stores Nov. 10, “The Circle” is Bon Jovi’s 10th studio album. The band worked with producer John Shanks (Sheryl Crow, Jane’s Addiction) on the set, which will be available in both standard and deluxe versions, with the latter including a DVD featuring the documentary “When We Were Beautiful,” chronicling Bon Jovi’s 2007-08 Lost Highway Tour.
“There’s going to be some big choruses on there. It sounds like Bon Jovi, but it sounds fresh,” guitarist Richie Sambora told Rolling Stone this summer. “We experimented with a lot of new sounds and had a really good time working with John Shanks, who is also a really good guitar player, so he and I did a lot of ‘weaseling’ with the guitar sounds.
“There are a lot of really good guitar sounds and new kind of atmospheres on the new Bon Jovi record, that I think makes it really modern. I think people are going to dig it, man. And it rocks hard.”
The album’s first single, “We Weren’t Born to Follow,” hit radio airwaves in August. The cut debuted at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the band’s 27th career entry on the singles chart.
The group’s previous full-length effort, “Lost Highway,” debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 in 2007, spawning the hit “(You Want To) Make a Memory.” It was the band’s first chart-topping album since 1988’s “New Jersey.”
February 2010
19 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
22 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
24 – Phoenix, AZ – Arena
26 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
March 2010
2 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
4 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
6 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
8 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
9 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
11 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
13 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
15 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
17 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
19, 20 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
23, 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
29 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
April 2010
7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center
10 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
13 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
15 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
17 – Tampa., FL – St. Pete Times Forum
18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
21 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
22 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
May 2010
26, 27 – East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium
July 2010
15 – Edmonton, Alberta – Commonwealth Stadium
17 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canad Inns Stadium
20 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre
24 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
28 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
30 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field