Bon Jovi Talks 'Tumultuous' 3 Years, Announces Tour on Ellen
Bon Jovi is hitting the road in 2017, frontman Jon Bon Jovi announced today (Oct. 5) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The This House is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, is set to kick off at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greensville, South Carolina, Feb. 8.
The group is currently in the midst of a short tour presenting the album, due Nov. 4, in a live setting. The Tidal X: Bon Jovi series is set to make stops at the London Palladium on Oct. 10, Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Oct. 17, and -- for the first time on Broadway -- at New York City's Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 20, for a TIDAL Livestream.
The two-month tour will be the band's first extended outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can world tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the No. 1 top-grossing tour in the world -- a feat previously only accomplished by The Rolling Stones. Bon Jovi’s touring legacy will be recognized on Nov. 9th with the 2016 “Legend of Live” award, at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.
Speaking to DeGeneres, Bon Jovi talked about his "tumultuous" three years, and how he took time to "live a life" and then write it all down.
"I was at a crossroad," he said. "I had to decide it if I wanted to do this again, and to do it at the level [to which] I had grown accustomed."
He also revealed that after presenting the album last Saturday (Oct. 1) at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, he realized it was time to go back on the road.
"I looked around and I saw the guys happier than they have ever been, and I was happy and the audience was into it," he explained.
After performing "This House is Not for Sale" -- which currently sits at No. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart -- and the new anthem,"Knockout," the New Jersey rocker surprised the audience with the announcement that everyone in the audience would be getting tickets to the group's upcoming show at the Forum in Los Angeles, and would receive copy of the record.
Tickets are set to begin pre-sales on Oct. 10. Everyone purchasing a ticket will also receive a physical copy of the album. Visit www.bonjovi.com for updated tour and ticketing information.
Here are the dates for the upcoming This House Is Not for Sale Tour. Watch the Ellen interview and live performance below.
DATE CITY VENUE
2/8 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
2/10 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
2/12 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
2/14 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
2/16 Birmingham, AL BJCC
2/18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
2/21 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
2/23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
2/25, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
2/28 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
3/1, San Jose, CA SAP Center
3/4 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
3/5 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
3/8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
3/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
3/16 Memphis, TN FedExForum
3/18, Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
3/19 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
3/22 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse