U.S. & Canadian Groups Battle to Become “A SuperBAND Tonight”
LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–
Bon Jovi, who previously paved the way for opening act competitions with their
2006 “Have A Nice Gig” promotions, is raising the bar this year with a new
international opening act contest, “Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” In
partnership with OurStage, the online community-powered, new music discovery
site, “Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” is a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity for new acts to make their dreams come true — 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.
While on their current tour, the GRAMMY Award-winning band hasregularly invited
fans inside their circle with numerous online initiatives. With “Bon Jovi`s
Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” that tradition continues, asfans in each market
will also be eligible to win tickets just by judging (voting) in the
Richie Sambora says,”If you want to open a stadium show for us and think you`ve
got the chops to win – upload a track to `Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND
Tonight!`and we`ll be seeing you on tour!”
Bon Jovi is looking for Rock, Pop and Country groups to submit tracks for fan
voting – entries are accepted on Bon Jovi`s website and Facebook pages
(www.BonJovi.com/ourstage& www.facebook.com/BonJovi) and OurStage`s website
(www.OurStage.com). A blue ribbon panel from Bon Jovi management, OurStage and
AEG Live will pick the ultimate winners from the top 20 fan-ranked artists on
OurStage in each local competition. 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.
Entries & judging begins: April 2, 2010
Entry period ends: April 21 at 11:59 pm EDT
Quarter-Finals/Top 20: April 24 at 12:00 am EDT
Semi-Finals/Top 10: April 28 at 12:00 am EDT
Final ranking/contest ends: April 30 at 12:01 am EDT
Winners announced: May 6 at 12:00 noon EDT
“Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” will be supported in the U.S. with
on-air mentions during the VH1 “Top 20 Video Countdown,” as well as with
graphics on Bon Jovi videos that air on VH1 and VH1 Classic, plus promotional
home page placement on VH1 and VH1 Classic Web sites. The contestwill be
supported in Canada with an on-air campaign on MuchMore`s THE DAILY FIX. There
will be home page placement and a dedicated entry page on MuchMore.ca. Both U.S.
and Canadian contests will be featured on OurStage.com, which receives more than
4.5 million visitors monthly.
In addition to being able to win tickets for judging, Bon Jovi fans who are not
musicians are still invited inside the circle with additional contests. They can
simply upload video of themselves performing (singing, lip-synching, etc.) the
band`s worldwide #1 song “Livin’ On A Prayer” to http://prayer.bonjovi.com, and
they could find their video being played on the tour`s mega-screens while the
band is on stage. Or, by clicking on http://twitter.bonjovi.com/, fans can
receive a chance to win two tickets to see Bon Jovi live in concert at New
Meadowlands Stadium-including $1,000 to get there and more.
The band’s 11th studio album, The Circle, debuted at #1 in numerous countries
including the U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan, with Top 5 debuts throughout
Europe and the UK. Globally, the band has 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’s previous run, the hugely successful 2008 “Lost Highway Tour,”
was Billboard’s top-grossing tour of the year.
Bon Jovi has also announced the addition of three special guests for their
series of inaugural concerts at the soon-to-be-opened New Meadowlands Stadium.
The three home state shows will feature GRAMMY Award-winning rockers Train on
Wednesday, May 26th; platinum-selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw on
Thursday, May 27th; and pop-rock hit-makers OneRepublic on Saturday, May 29th.
2010 “Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” North American Concerts
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
Additional “SuperBAND Tonight” dates will be announced shortly.
For more information on BON JOVI`s tour, visit BonJovi.com.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated
to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of
touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event
divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The
company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The concert tour roster
includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Leonard
Cohen, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears,
Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney, KISS and American Idols Live. AEG Live is
the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically
acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz &
Heritage Festival. For more information, go to
OurStage is an online music destination unlike any other. It`s a meeting space
for music lovers, and the place where tomorrow`s stars get discovered. Artists,
fans and the entire industry come together here to celebrate and influence new
music. Undiscovered artists submit their tracks to monthly music channels, fans
rank their material, and industry professionals keep tabs on who`s rising
through the charts, rewarding the best of the best with priceless opportunities.
Fans and artists are eligible for monthly prizes and life-altering prospects for
success, made possible through OurStage`s partnerships with media giants such as
MTV; key radio conglomerates like Citadel Media and Radio-One; leading Web
outlets like AOL Music; and major music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot,
Noise Pop and CMJ. Founded in 2007, OurStage delivers music and editorial
coverage to over 4 million monthly visitors from more than 170 countries, as
well as development tools to more than 120,000 artists. For more information on
the world`s most authentic online music community, visit www.ourstage.com.
For “Bon Jovi`s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight”:
Scoop Marketing, 213-639-6162
Erik Stein, email@example.com
For AEG Live:
Scoop Marketing, 213-639-6166
Eve Samuels, firstname.lastname@example.org
For BON JOVI:
Sunshine, Sachs & Assoc., 212-691-2800
Ken Sunshine / Tiffany Shipp, email@example.com
Copyright Business Wire 2010