Bon Jovi Signs with Irving Azoff
Sources say Irving Azoff has inked a management deal with Jon Bon Jovi to represent the artist and his band, Bon Jovi, in all areas.
Bon Jovi remains one of the biggest bands in the world, churning out $937 million in gross and moving 10 million tickets over the course of its past four tours, all produced by AEG Live. The most recent trek, Because We Can in 2012-2013, sold 2,654,172 tickets resulting in a total gross $255,699,527, marking the third time in six years Bon Jovi ranked as the top tour of the year in Billboard Boxscore.
The band is certified at 34.5 million albums sold in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 21.7 million albums since Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991. Bon Jovi has charted 18 albums on the Billboard 200, including five No. 1s, and their last three studio efforts all debuted at No. 1. Bon Jovi’s most recent studio set, What About Now, has sold 220,000 copies, and the band has charted 25 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 17 of which reached the top 40.