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October 22, 2009

North American Tour Announced at Bon Jovi’s Exclusive New Meadowlands StadiumPerformance

With New Jersey’s New Meadowlands Stadium as their backdrop, GRAMMYAward-winning hometown heroes Bon Jovi performed at a concert and media eventtoday that announced “The Circle World Tour.” The band is preparing to spendnearly two years spanning the globe, including the kickoff event of NewMeadowlands Stadium, scheduled for May 26th and 27th, 2010.

The New Meadowlands concerts will go on sale beginning at 10am on Saturday,October 31st, while additional tour dates go on sale November 9th and 16th. Fansshould continue to log on to www.bonjovi.com for the most up to date concert andticket on-sale information.

The band’s Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres performedan exclusive set for a select group of 5,000 lucky contest winners, fan clubmembers, and on-site construction workers currently at work building the NewMeadowlands Stadium. Bon Jovi was also joined by New York Jets Chairman & CEOWoody Johnson, New York Giants President & CEO, John Mara, as well asPresident&CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, Mark Lamping. New York’s powerhouseradio station WPLJ DJ, Race Taylor, served as emcee. Live footage of the eventis available at www.bonjovi.com. An embeddable player is available athttp://www.iclips.net/widgets/jbj/jbj_embed.html.

Beginning with the band’s North American tour launch on February 19th, 2010 inSeattle, WA, Bon Jovi will spend much of the next two years on the road,performing 135 shows in 30 countries. Following in the footsteps of their hugelysuccessful “Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world intoTheCircle, with a residency at London’s O2 Arena in June 2010 before returningto America in the fall for an additional nationwide leg, and further dates wellinto 2011.

“It is often said that the third time is a charm, and in the case of the BonJovi/AEG Live relationship, this axiom certainly holds,” said Randy Phillips,President and CEO of AEG Live. “AEG Live has been honored to serve as the band’sworldwide tour promoters, from the 2005 ‘Have A Nice Day’ tour to the highestgrossing tour of 2008, ‘Lost Highway,’ to the upcoming ‘The Circle World Tour’in 2010. Bon Jovi is one of the most prolific and exciting live rock bands inthe world.”

Having sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concertsin over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, Bon Jovi is at their bestwhen they’re on the move, and that’s truer now than ever before. The November10th, 2009 release of Bon Jovi’s new album, The Circle, and the band’ssubsequent world tour, provides a powerful reassertion of Bon Jovi’s commitmentto the hard-hitting rock & roll that has been the band’s indelible signaturesince it began more than 26 years ago.

Bon Jovi’s 2010 “The Circle World Tour” North American Itinerary:
February 19 Seattle, WA KeyArena
February 22 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
February 24 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
February 26 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
March 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
March 4 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
March 6 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 8 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 9 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
March 11 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
March 13 Fargo, ND Fargodome
March 15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 17 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
March 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 23 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 24 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
March 29 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
April 7 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center
April 10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
April 13 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 15 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 17 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
April 21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
April 22 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
May 26 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium
May 27 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

*Advanced tickets to the New Meadowlands Stadium go on sale to American ExpressCardmembers beginning at 10am on Monday, October 26th.

*For more information on BON JOVI’s North American tour, visit www.BonJovi.com

Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and www.reuters.com