Bon Jovi is set to kick off its 15-date spring tour in April, bringing a little more rock to America’s arenas.
The New Jersey-based band has been a staple of rock and roll since the 1980s, making hits like “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Bad Medicine.” While they haven’t completely abandoned their roots in 80s-style rock n’ roll, they’ve always managed to keep it fresh and relevant.
It’s been over two years since the ’80s-era rockers last toured, and they’re looking to get back on the road in 2022. The 15-date run will begin on April 1 in Omaha, Nebraska and wrap up on April 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tickets for the Bon Jovi tour are on sale now, but you’ll want to act quickly because this is one of the hottest tickets in town! The group is playing at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on April 19, with the opening bands being Grand Rapids, Michigan, rockers The American Hotel System and Indianapolis’ own The Swordsmen.
Jon Bon Jovi, the frontman for the enduring rock band, has been receiving some heavy criticism over his vocals at recent shows. It’s been suggested that his voice has become strained, and that his timing is off.
Those comments have prompted many fans to question whether the singer is still up to par, and if he is, whether it’s worth paying for the concert. It’s a valid concern and there’s no denying that Bon Jovi hasn’t had the easiest time in the past few years, particularly on tour.
But the band is a top-notch operation, and guitarist Phil X (who replaced Richie Sambora in 2013) does a fine job injecting life into the anthems and ballads while remaining razor sharp. The rhythm section of founding drummer Tico Torres and bassist Hugh McDonald are tight, too.
The show also features a number of songs that pay tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, such as the song “Bounce,” which was written as a celebration of resilience. The song also encourages tolerance.