Anything Las Vegas can do, London can do better it seems, as the gambling capital of America is joined in concert residency stakes by none other than the O2 Arena in London! We all know what sadly happened to plans for the Michael Jackson residency, but not one’s to let an opportunity to go to waste, the Arena announced plans for a new residency by rock legends Bon Jovi.
The band currently have 12 concerts planned at the venue, and with two of these new dates, who knows what will happen if demand for tickets continues at the current pace! They will arrive in London as part of their Circle Tour which travels the world for almost two years! As the first act to play the arena back in 2007, it seems only fitting that Bon Jovi will be back to rock the place once again in June, and they will be bringing a special guest with them too!
For the two additional dates at The O2 (June 25th and 26th) they will be supported by Kid Rock. Kid Rock has already sold 25 million albums in the US, and had a hit in the UK with ‘All Summer Long’, so it sounds like Bon Jovi fans are in for a genre-spanning musical treat. This announcement comes off the back of Kid Rock’s appearance at Bon Jovi’s gig in Detriot, where they performed an impromptu version of ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’ which I’m told went down very well with the crowd!
So that’s two million selling American rock legends, both appearing at the O2 in June. Sounds good doesn’t it! Bon Jovi’s dates at the O2 are 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd June, and they will be joined by Kid Rock on 25th and 26th June. There are details on current ticket availability, and further information available on www.bonjovi.com or by calling 0844 775 775. You can also get the low-down on Kid Rock, and his current album ‘Rock N Roll Jesus’ at www.kidrock.com.
All sounds pretty good to me, but I’ll leave the final word to AEG Promoter Rob Hallett: “London is staging one of the great rock n roll shows, night after night this summer. There are very few bands in the world that can sell out this many dates at one venue and we haven’t stopped yet. As a promoter, you listen to the fans, and if the demand is there, you can do something as big as this. We’ve been listening and it’s a deafening roar out there.”