Bon Jovi announce UK residency for 2010
Bon Jovi are set to return to the O2 Arena, the London venue they helped launch in 2007, for a multi-night residency which will be the only European dates on their 2010 world tour.
The first dates announced are June 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13, with tickets going on sale on October 30.
The band recently released the single We Weren’t Born to Follow, ahead of new album The Circle which is due out on November 10. A biopic of their career, When We Were Beautiful, is released on November 2 with a book the following day, and a live DVD of their legendary Madison Square Garden shows becomes available on November 23.
Bon Jovi have announced a world tour starting with US shows next spring, but have said the O2 Arena gigs will be the only ones they play in Europe that year. The tour is expected to last around two years, so there’s the possibility of a return to the continent in 2011 – and it’s almost certain more London dates have been reserved to extend the residency.
Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres have sold more than 120m albums, played over 2600 live shows and played to more than 34m fans. We Weren’t Born to Follow is their eleventh studio album.
A spokesman for the UK venue says: “When Jon Bon Jovi opened the O2 with the words, ‘Hello London, welcome to your new home’, little did he realise we were already plotting to make it his new home. Bon Jovi are the best live band in the world – this one could run and run.”