Entertainment Bon Jovi launch competition for support acts

10:05  11 january  2017
10:05  11 january  2017 Source:   BANG Showbiz

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The opening act competition was announced by legendary Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, revealing the details saying, "If you want to open one of our O2 shows and think you've got the chops to win, upload a track via www.openforbonjovi.com and we'll be seeing you on tour!" The dream prize winners will join the residency's other support acts who include Kid Rock and One Republic and will get to play a 30 minute slot of their own material to a sold-out O2 arena crowd.

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Bon Jovi are holding a competition to find an opening act for their tour.

The 'Livin' On A Prayer' hitmakers - comprised of Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald - are heading out on the 'This House Is Not For Sale Tour' around North American throughout February, March, and April, and are now holding a competition to find a selection of acts to help kick off the shows.

Writing a statement on their website, the band said: "Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time. That's the opportunity we were given and now we want to pay it forward. If you're ready for the arena stage, submit your audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music."

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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is adding to the already-long list of good deeds performed by his JBJ Soul Foundation — and with a little ingenuity, you could help a great cause and take home a big fat check. Added Secretary of House and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, “I want to thank Jon Bon Jovi for … using competition and innovation to advance the cause of ending homelessness.”

When you realise the weight that Bon Jovi as a name carries you know that your performance has to be Three weeks after forming the band we entered into a local Battle of the Bands competition It would be great to see more platforms to support the local music artists in terms of production, live Carl: Red Bull alone have taken the initiative to launch so many indie acts onto the international scene.

To enter the competition - which is being promoted by Live Nation - hopeful acts must upload their audition videos to Bon Jovi's website, or via the Bon Jovi or Live Nation Facebook pages.

Live Nation will then choose 10 finalists, and from those the 'It's My Life' rockers will then pick six winners, one for each block of dates, averaging at each winner playing around five shows.

According to the website: "Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style, and substance to open an arena show."

And this isn't the first time the rockers have enlisted the help of local and regional artists to help them on their tours, as they previously called for local support on 2006's 'Have A Nice Day Tour' and 2010's 'The Circle Tour'.

For one lucky support act, the tour even involves two nights at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York in April.

The competition is open now, and the final set of winners will be picked on or around March 12 2017.

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