When you're a 50-year-old musician with a $290 million fortune, majority ownership of an arena football team, and a chummy relationship with President Obama, you're definitely not "Livin' on a Prayer" anymore.
Life is good for Jon Bon Jovi. So the feathery-haired frontman and his band of New Jersey arena rock 'n' rollers want to give back to their fans. And this morning, Bon Jovi announced the Because We Can tour, a 42-date North American jaunt coming to the BB&T Center in South Florida on March 2.
Check out the complete tour schedule after the cut.
Bon Jovi's Because We Can Tour Schedule
February 9 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
February 10 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. -
February 13 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
February 14 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
February 17 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
February 18 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
February 20 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
February 21 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
February 27 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
March 1 Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, FL
March 2 BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 5 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
March 6 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
March 9 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
March 10 Nationwide Arenas, Columbus, OH
March 13 Scottrade Center, St Louis, MO
March 14 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
March 16 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
March 17 United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX
April 2 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
April 3 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
April 5 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
April 7 Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, MN
April 10 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
April 11 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
April 13 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
April 14 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
April 16 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
April 17 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
April 19 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
April 20 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
April 23 Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
April 25 HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
July 12 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
July 24 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
July 25 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
*Information for shows in Memphis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Portland, and Raleigh, N.C. should be available in the near future.
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According to Billboard, Bon Jovi's Because we Can tour will allow people in virtually every economic bracket to attend the show. More than 1,000 tickets will be priced under $20 in each city, meaning that people living on mediocre blogger salaries will finally get a chance to see Bon Jovi in person!
"Jon's theory is there should be something for everybody," says AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, explaining the decision to lower prices. "He wants everybody to have the opportunity to buy tickets."
Bon Jovi. Saturday, March 2. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $15.75 to $571.25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-835-8000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.