Bon Jovi has signed up to a summer residency at London's O2 Arena venue starting next June.
The run of shows is part of the band's Circle Tour, named after their new set, out via Mercury on Nov. 2 in the U.K. The actual dates at the O2 Arena, operated by AEG, have not yet been confirmed but tickets go on sale Oct. 30.
The tour is promoted by AEG Live and Rob Hallett, president of international touring, is in New York today for the announcement and he welcomed the return of the band to the venue they opened in April 2007.
"When Jon Bon Jovi opened the O2 with the words, 'Hello London, welcome to your new home,' little did he realize that we were already plotting to make it his new home," he said in a statement. "Bon Jovi are the best live band in the World. This one could run and run."
Bon Jovi announced their two-year world tour today, including the strongly rumored opening show at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey on May 26 and 27.
The O2 Arena has a maximum capacity of 23,000 although many shows are configured at 16-17,000.