Bon Jovi Maps Out World Tour

Veteran New Jersey rock act Bon Jovi will kick off a world tour next month with a two-night stand at the Yokohama (Japan) Arena. Following five shows in Japan from March 28-April 5, the band will emba

Veteran New Jersey rock act Bon Jovi will kick off a world tour next month with a two-night stand at the Yokohama (Japan) Arena. Following five shows in Japan from March 28-April 5, the band will embark on the first North American leg of the tour April 18 in Phoenix, playing a mix of arenas and amphitheaters.

The trek, which comes in support of Bon Jovi's latest album, "Crush" (Island), will head to Europe in late May for a month, before returning to the U.S. for a handful of dates that will culminate with a July 27 show at New Jersey's Giants Stadium.

A special pre-sale promotion is in place for the U.S. shows, where half of tickets in all price ranges will be available through Ticketmaster.com at least two days before the public on sale date. Fans who register at the band's official Web site by Wednesday (Feb. 21) will have the opportunity to purchase a maximum of four tickets. As a bonus, those who register will be automatically entered into a contest to win a guitar autographed by the band.

Released last June, "Crush" debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200, and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 1 million copies. The album is nominated for the best rock album Grammy, and lead single "It's My Life" is up for best rock performance by a duo or group.

Here are Bon Jovi's tour dates:

March 28-29: Yokohama, Japan (Yokohama Arena)
March 31: Osaka, Japan (Osaka Dome)
April 3: Nagoya, Japan (Nagoya Dome)
April 5: Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Dome)
April 18: Phoenix (Desert Sky Pavilion)
April 20: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
April 21: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
April 23: San Jose, Calif. (San Jose Arena)
April 28: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
April 30: Denver (Pepsi Center)
May 2: Dallas (Starplex)
May 4: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
May 5: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
May 8: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
May 10: Greenville, S.C. (Bi-Lo Center)
May 11: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
May 13: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
May 15: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek Amphitheatre)
May 19: Quebec (Pepsi Coliseum)
May 31: Stockholm (Olympic Stadium)
June 3: Werchter, Belgium (Festival Site)
June 6: Amsterdam (Amsterdam Arena)
June 8: Glasgow (Hampden Park)
June 10: Dublin (RDS Showgrounds)
June 13: Huddersfield, U.K. (Alfred McAlpine Stadium)
June 16: Milton Keynes, U.K. (National Bowl)
June 17: Cardiff, U.K (Millennium Stadium)
June 20: Cologne (Mungersdorfer Stadium)
June 22: Stuttgart, Germany (Canstatter Wasen)
June 24: Hamburg (Trabrenbahn Stadium)
June 29: Vienna (Ernst Happel Stadion)
June 30: Munich (Olympic Stadium)
July TBA: Minneapolis (venue TBA)
July 13: Chicago (the World)
July 15: Detroit (Pine Knob)
July 21: Pittsburgh (Post Gazette Pavilion)
July 22: Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark Stadium)
July 24: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
July 25: Camden, N.J. (E Center)
July 27: East Rutherford, N.J. (Giants Stadium))