Bon Jovi & MTVU Announce Contest to Get Band to Play at College Graduation

Jon Bon Jovi
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Phil X, Jon Bon Jovi, and Hugh McDonald performs during Bon Jovi Live presented by SiriusXM during Art Basel at the Faena Theater on Dec. 3, 2016 in Miami Beach, Fla. 

As a father of two college-aged children, Jon Bon Jovi understands the pride parents feel as their kids near the end of their educational journey -- which is why he wants to perform for one lucky graduating class of 2017.

Bon Jovi and MTVU announced Wednesday (March 29) that the band will perform an acoustic set at one lucky graduation ceremony as part of a new contest, which will run through April 23. The band is asking college seniors to tweet pictures of their best college moments and share them on Twitter with the hashtag #JBJReunionContest and tagging their school.

The selected school will be revealed the first week of May across all MTVU platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. The performance will air on MTVU in June.
Bon Jovi's new song “Reunion,” from the Billboard 200 No. 1 album This House Is Not for Sale, was first performed by Jon Bon Jovi in 2015 when he was invited to speak at Rutgers University's commencement.

Bon Jovi is currently on tour. The band is set to appear at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Friday.


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