Bon Jovi Announces Opening Act Contests

Bon Jovi Announces Opening Act Contests

April 5, 2010

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. 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 — entries are accepted at,, and 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

2010 “Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A SuperBAND Tonight!” North American Concerts:
May 19Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
May 26, 27 & 29East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium
July 15Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
July 17Winnipeg, MB – Canad Inns Stadium
July 20Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 24Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 28Regina, SK – Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
July 30Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

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