Bon Jovi

  1. Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Sonny Rollins To Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the ...

  2. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, ...

  3. VIDEO: Here's How The Music Biz Can Work With Groupon

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Groupon's head of merchant services Greg Rudin was on hand at the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards to discuss how the company is working with the music business. Groupon has already worked with Bon Jovi, Live Nation, Rascal ...

  4. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga topped the winners at the MTV European Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, scooping the awards for best pop, best female and best song for "Bad Romance." Lady Gaga thanked MTV and her fans via satellite from Budapest, where she was pe ...

  5. Bon Jovi Announce U.K. Outdoor Shows

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi have announced that they will play three massive outdoor shows in the U.K. next summer. The veteran rock band will play Edinburgh's Murrayfield stadium June 22, Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground June 24 and the "Hard Rock C ...

  6. Bon Jovi To Receive Prize At MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will receive a Global Icon prize at next month's MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, the music channel said. Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of music and talent at MTV Networks International called Bon Jovi "one of the most beloved a ...

  7. Bon Jovi Heads To European, U.S. Cinemas

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The concert film "Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour" will be screened at cinemas across Europe and the U.S. next month. Omniverse Vision and AEG Network Live will present the film in Europe. It is comprised of footage from the band's four- ...

  8. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Jon Bon Jovi, Primary Wave, Bug and more

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Jon Bon Jovi has renewed an administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, with a new long-term, exclusive worldwide agreement. In addition to overseeing the superstar's extensive catalog, the deal covers future works. -- ...

  10. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fa ...

  11. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  12. Jon Bon Jovi Injures Leg At New Jersey Concert

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maybe he had "Something For The Pain," but rocker Jon Bon Jovi was able to finish a concert in his home state of New Jersey despite tearing a calf muscle toward the end of the show. Bon Jovi injured himself during the band's 2 1/2-h ...

  13. Bon Jovi To Play Stadiums Down Under

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  14. Attendance Down At Rock In Rio Madrid

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at the five-day Rock In Rio Madrid festival fell to 250,000 from the 290,000 who attended the five shows at the 2008 festival. Rock in Rio founder and director Roberto Medina blamed the drop in numbers on bad weather on June 11 and the ...

  15. Bon Jovi Kicks Off O2 Residency

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has launched its London O2 Arena residency - returning to the venue they officially launched three years ago. Rob Hallett, AEG Live president of international touring , is predicting that tickets sales for the band's current tour wil ...

  16. Rihanna, Shakira Draw Huge Rock In Rio Madrid Audience

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock in Rio Madrid broke its own attendance record on Saturday (June 5) with 87,000 fans turning out for Rihanna and Shakira. It was Rihanna's first ever concert in Spain and her only Spanish date scheduled for this year. And Shakira is an ol ...

  17. Social Network Tagged Rolls Out Music Strategy, Offers Bon Jovi Exclusive

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in third isn’t so bad when you’re competing in the Olympics, where it earns you a place on the podium and a medal. But when you’re in third place among U.S. social networking sites, and the first two slots are taken by Facebook and MySpace, ...

  18. Bon Jovi To Stream Dallas Show

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will stream part of its Dallas show this weekend at the band's official Web site. The sold-out April 11 Texas show at the American Airlines Center will begin at 8pm ET. The Webcast will be powered by Ustream and fans will get to see ...

  19. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  20. Bon Jovi Adds O2 Arena Dates With Kid Rock

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has added two more dates to its June 2010 residency at the London O2 Arena. Kid Rock has signed up as support act for the additional June 25 and June 26 shows at the venue. The AEG Live-promoted residency currently runs to 13 dates betwee ...

  21. Lady Antebellum, Bon Jovi See Grammy Sales Boost

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following the Jan. 31 airing of the 52nd Grammy Awards, music merchandisers are saying that tracks by some of the ceremony’s winners and performers are experiencing a pick-up in sales. Merchants like iTunes and Amazing -- which were processing ord ...

  22. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  23. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  24. Bon Jovi To Play O2 Arena Residency

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 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 A ...

  25. Bon Jovi Teams Up With NBC

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig -- artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC, its affiliated cable TV networks, and all its news, information and digital brands. In a deal unveiled by NBC Universal, the veteran rock band will per ...

  26. Bon Jovi Documentary Set For Showtime

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Showtime has acquired "When We Were Beautiful," a documentary about rock band Bon Jovi. It will premiere Oct. 24. Directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin and produced by @radical.media, the documentary was filmed on the road ...

  27. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazzfest Attendance

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April ...

  28. Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Honorees

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, who will be honored at the organization's annual dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. On that day, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct Fe ...

  29. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  30. Bon Jovi Added To Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced per ...

  31. Green Ball Sells Out In 12 Minutes

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, Will I. Am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder ...

  32. The Year In Music & Touring: Jersey Bands Lead The Year's Top 25 Tours

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Where else but in the world of touring would Miley Cyrus and Leonard Cohen be on the same short list? This year's tally of Top 25 Tours comprises many artists long familiar to concertgoers, but the list is not completely dominated by veterans ...

  33. Bon Jovi Scores 2008's Top-Grossing Tour

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour tops the list of the biggest tours for 2008, based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 14, 2007, through Nov. 11, 2008. The trek, promoted in North America and Europe by AEG Live, grossed $210.6 milli ...

  34. Live Earth India Canceled After Attacks

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday, has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people, organisers said. American musician Jon Bon Jovi, British rocker Roger Wate ...

  35. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  36. Bon Jovi, Widespread Panic To Be Honored At Touring Conference

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation and Widespread Panic will be honored with special awards at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Widespread Panic will play the intim ...

  37. Bon Jovi Unveils Clips From New Documentary

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi showed off footage for the first time in public from the upcoming Phil Griffin-directed documentary about his band during a question-and-answer panel today (Sept. 25) as part of Advertising Week in New York. The clips showed the Bon J ...

  38. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  39. Virgin Mobile Onboard With Free Bon Jovi Concert

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA will sponsor a free Bon Jovi concert designed to celebrate the Philadelphia Soul's ArenaBowl XXII win earlier this month. Jon Bon Jovi is a majority owner of the Philadelphia arena football team. Along with the sponsorship, ...

  40. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. And, with major tours underway after the cutoff dates for our midyear charts, more h ...

  41. Bon Jovi Performs For Thousands In Central Park

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi rocked Central Park, New Jersey style. The rock group gave a free concert Saturday night on the park's Great Lawn, delighting tens of thousands of fans who sang along with the lyrics on a glorious summer evening. The band opened with ...

  42. Bon Jovi Playing Free Central Park Show

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York officials say Bon Jovi will play at a free concert in Central Park on July 12. The concert is billed as a prelude to the July 15 Major League Baseball All-Star game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium. Bon Jovi wraps ...

  43. PBS's 'Soundstage' Unveils Summer Lineup

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PBS's "Soundstage" is kicking off its sixth season summer lineup with a performance by Josh Groban on June 26. As the show runs through August, "Soundstage" will feature performances by Bon Jovi, Matchbox Twenty, Kenny Che ...

  44. Dave Matthews Band Joins Cancer Benefit Series

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca ...

  45. Bon Jovi Central Park Concert Plans Underway

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi is planning a date in New York's Central Park this summer. In a new interview with SportsIllustrated.com, Jon Bon Jovi -- a big sports fan and co-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul -- says, "We always end eve ...

  46. Bon Jovi To Launch Cancer Benefit Concert Series

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Andrea Bocelli, among others, will perform in various New York City venues throughout 2008 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cance ...

  47. Bon Jovi Calls For Fan Videos

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help promote the U.S. leg of its upcoming Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi is asking fans to upload short videos to bonjovilovesmytown.com for the chance to have the segments featured on large video screens throughout the trek's 38 dates. The B ...

  48. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  49. Bon Jovi To Headline Charity Concert

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi fans will have a chance to see the group's frontman perform at a charity concert next month. New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi will headline "The Hope Concert III" on Dec. 21 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, the theater ...

  50. Touring Panel Spotlights Best Promotion Strategies

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Raising awareness for concerts and music-related events among fans is an ongoing challenge for those in the music business. A discussion about how to best reach concertgoers was the topic of yesterday's (Nov. 15) "You Oughta Know" p ...

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