Bon Jovi will be the first band to rock the new Nokia Theatre Times Square with a live launch of their new album, “Have a Nice Day.” The Sept. 19 performance will be the centerpiece of a massive multimedia event produced by Network Live, the newly formed joint venture between America Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG.
A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of making the album will precede the live performance. Network Live will broadcast the entire event to AOL.com users and XM Satellite Radio subscribers, while the show will be simulcast live in High Definition and 5.1 audio to more than 100 Regal, United Artists, Edwards, and Georgia Theatre Company movie screens in 50 U.S. markets.
National CineMedia entertainment services will present the entire program in 50 U.S. markets as a part of its Big Screen Concerts series. Advance tickets will be available at participating movie theatre box offices nationwide and online at BigScreenConcerts.com on a date to be announced shortly. Tickets to the Nokia Theatre event will also be available to the public.
As previously reported, “Have a Nice Day” is due Sept. 20 via Island Records.
On the same day, the label will issue a DualDisc edition of the group’s iconic 1986 album “Slippery When Wet.” The DVD side will boast a 5.1 Surround Sound mix and videos for “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Never Say Goodbye” and “Wild in the Streets.”
The band is eyeing a fall tour that will be promoted by AEG Live/Concerts West.