Bon Jovi Is About to Rock Their First Drive-In Concert

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Bon Jovi performs during a Biden-Harris Drive-In event at Dallas High School on Oct. 20, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Bon Jovi have announced a brand new drive-in experience slated for May 22. The band has teamed up with Encore Live for the production company's Encore Drive-In Nights 2021 concert series. The never-before-seen concert will be broadcast at venues around the world including approximately 300 drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States, Canada and Ireland, and select indoor cinemas around the globe.

Bon Jovi’s show follows the Encore Drive-In Nights 2020 series, which hosted global superstars Metallica, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Kane Brown and safely entertained nearly a million fans across North America.

“Bon Jovi is a global icon and we’re so happy that the band will be launching our 2021 concert season!” Encore Drive-In Nights CEO said Walter Kinzie in a release. “The pandemic has taught us that there are new avenues for live entertainment and this model is one of the safest and most innovative options for world-class, fun events for the whole family. There are millions of fans who don’t usually attend live shows, whether it’s because they live far away from the big touring arenas or because of the cost. Artists can now connect with these fans in a completely new way.”

The drive-in series was created as a way for fans to enjoy live performances during the pandemic, but Encore Live believes the events have a place in the post-COVID world as well. Encore Live hopes these shows will enable fans who live outside of traditional touring stops to enjoy concerts by their favorite acts in ways that were never before possible.

Encore Live has partnered with drive-in and outdoor theaters across the globe. Artists can broadcast their performance to a new global network of indoor theaters as well, thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement between Encore Drive-In Nights and Trafalgar Releasing, allowing fans that do not have an outdoor venue nearby to have an amazing concert experience at their local cinema. International screening dates outside of the U.S. and Canada will be announced soon.

Tickets for the Bon Jovi show go on sale Friday at 12 p.m. ET. Head here for more information and check out the event trailer below.