Bon Jovi Concert in Stavanger for the first time
Bon Jovi returns to Norway in 2019, with their first tour in 6 years! On Saturday, June 8th, one of the world’s largest rock bands visit Stavanger and Viking Stadium for the first time, following massive demand from the locals. The group has played thousands of sold-out shows worldwide and there is no doubt – Bon Jovi equals «One Wild Night».
The popular Stavanger band Skambankt is in support.
“Those huge shows, tens of thousands of people all together as one, that’s what we do,” says Jon Bon Jovi, “There’s nothing better than playing those outdoor shows to thousands of our fans. We can’t wait to see you all.”
The band’s previous successful album, This House Is Not For Sale, debuted at the top of the lists in several places in the world. The album was a result of a stormy period in the band’s three-decade-long history and was launched through a series of intimate concerts in 2016.
This also marked the start of a new era for Bon Jovi.
Their last world tour in 2013, Because We Can World Tour, was the third world tour in six years, ranked the world’s most profitable, something that only The Rolling Stones have achieved before. On that occasion, Bon Jovi visited both the Telenor Arena and Koengen in Bergen. The concert in Stavanger in June is their first in Norway since then.
The band has developed itself and currently consists of original members David Bryan and Tico Torres, bass player, Hugh McDonald, co-producer and co-writer John Shanks, multi-instrumentalist Everett Bradley and guitarist Phil X, who joined the band on the Wee World Tour in 2013, besides Jon Bon Jovi himself.
“We’ve become a new, rejuvenated Bon Jovi,” Jon informs, “A refreshed line up that kills every night. We sound better than ever and we’re enjoying every minute. We are out there as a band, feeding off each other and the fans, having the time of our lives all over again.”
Focus on the music
On this tour, the music and songs are in focus, the entire catalogue that has made Bon Jovi sell over 130 million albums. The band has about 95 songs available and can deliver a unique show every night, but of course, classics like «You Give Love A Bad Name», «It’s My Life», «Wanted Dead Or Alive», «Bad Medicine», «Who Says You Can’t Go Home», «Keep the Faith», «Always», «Have A Nice Day» and – naturally – «Livin’ On A Prayer» are near certainties.
Tickets on sale on November 2nd at 10 am.
The bad news to the fans that were not up bright & early, is that the concert was sold out in a matter of minutes.