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Tickets to Bon Jovi's March 16 Oklahoma show on sale at 10 a.m. Friday

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 3, 2012
In this Nov. 29, 2012, photo, rock band Bon Jovi, from left, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres pose for a portrait in the Brooklyn Borough of New York.
In this Nov. 29, 2012, photo, rock band Bon Jovi, from left, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres pose for a portrait in the Brooklyn Borough of New York.

Bon Jovi Because We Can Tour Oklahoma City, OK

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Bon Jovi’s March show at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena, the venue announced today.

The rockers recently announced the first set of U.S. dates of a busy 2013 that will take them from coast to coast on their “Because We Can” tour. The tour will include a March 16 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

For the tour, Bon Jovi is offering a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50, plus service charges. Prices for the Oklahoma City show will range from $19.50 to $189.50.

Tickets can be purchased starting Friday morning at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster Express at (866) 448-7849 (automated-only self service line) or online at Ticketmaster.com.

The band will kick off the “Because We Can” tour Feb. 9 in Uncasville, Conn. The trek will include one-night-only performances in U.S. arenas nationwide, plus multiple stadium shows, including a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey.

The tour will showcase new music from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album, “What About Now,” due out early next year, along with hits from the group’s 30-year catalog, including “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Bad Medicine,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “It’s My Life.”

“Because We Can” will be the fourth consecutive Bon Jovi tour promoted by AEG Live. The band’s last tour, “The Circle” in 2010-2011, grossed $265 million in ticket sales, according to Billboard.

The rock act has sold almost 13 million tickets, resulting in a gross just shy of $1 billion at the box office, according the trade publication. Bon Jovi tours finished as Billboard’s highest-grossing tour of the year twice in three years, 2008 and 2010, a feat only accomplished by the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.

“It is no surprise that they are going to sell out stadiums and arenas around the globe, since Bon Jovi has consistently delivered the goods to their hardcore and new fans alike,” said Randy Phillips, president and CEO of AEG Live, in the tour announcement.

Overwhelming demand for the band’s previously announced Canadian dates has already led to second shows in Montreal and Toronto, according to the tour announcement. The band will expand its current tour schedule with additional North American dates including Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., Ford Field in Detroit, and more.

The group’s return to the road in 2013 will launch will continue its ongoing blockbuster run: Bon Jovi has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, according to the announcement. After its North American trek early next year, the tour will make its way across the globe with dates in Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.

For more information on the Oklahoma City show, go to www.chesapeakearena.com.

-BAM


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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