Bon Jovi will play stadiums across Australia this December when "The Circle" world tour visits these parts.

Dainty Consolidated Entertainment will promote the Australian tour, which begins Dec. 8 at Perth's Subiaco Oval, then moves east to play Melbourne's Etihad Stadium, Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium and wraps Dec. 17 at the Sydney Football Stadium.

The rock veterans' most recent album release "The Circle" (Mercury) became Bon Jovi's 11th ARIA top 10 album when it bowed at No. 4 on the ARIA albums chart last November. Prior to that, "Lost Highway", hit No. 2 Down Under in January 2008.

The Circle tour will see the band spend much of the next two years on the road, during which time they will deliver 135 shows in 30 markets.

Bon Jovi is currently playing its AEG Live-promoted O2 Arena residency in London. Kid Rock joined them as support last night (June 22) and returns tonight.