Bon Jovi to open new Newark Crack errrr I mean "TheROCK" arena 10.26.2007

MJMANDALAY

Registered User
#1
(AP)New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi will open Newark's new 18,000-seat Prudential Center on Oct. 26, officials said.

Bon Jovi will open Newark's new Prudential Center arena on Oct. 26The band will play at least three shows at the arena, and maybe more, said Nick Sakiewicz, president of AEG New York/New Jersey, part of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which is booking concerts and special events for the Prudential Center.
The $365 million arena, which will be known as "The Rock," will be home to the New Jersey Devils hockey team,

"It's going to be rockin', baby," Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek said. "It's unbelievable. (Jon Bon Jovi) is a Jersey guy. He's at the height of his career on a brand new tour. From day one, we said we wanted to bring the top acts and certainly Bon Jovi is synonymous with the best in New Jersey."

Sakiewicz said landing Bon Jovi proves the Prudential Center will be a premier arena able to attract top acts.

"With a number of Bon Jovi shows, we're off to a great start at this exciting new venue which will play a major role in the revitalization of the city," Sakiewicz said in a statement. "Newark will never be the same."

Bon Jovi, the veteran rock band led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, is a top concert attraction throughout the world, and has an exceptionally strong bond with its home-state fans.

The group has performed at the state's largest concert venue, Giants Stadium, many times - most recently, last summer. Initially known as a pop-metal band in the 1980s, the group became more of a mainstream-rock act in the 1990s, and has recently had some success on the country charts, too. Group members have always taken obvious pride in their Jersey roots, and even titled their 1988 album "New Jersey."

Last year, their hit single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," was used in a state tourism campaign. The band has a new album, "Lost Highway," coming out on June 19, but currently, no other local shows are scheduled.
 

FAngel

I Drink YOUR Milkshake!
#2
I went to two shows over the past year and a half in Philly, one of them at Citizens Bank Park (the Phillies stadium). Unfuckingbelieveable sets, both of them lasting over two hours.

This goddamn Newark arena wants $337 for the best seats. ASSHOLES. And tell that Devils owner to shut his cunt and stop trying to sound relevant. "It's going to be rockin!" No fucking shit.
 
#3
Hockey > Concerts
That is all.
People are nuts for Bon Jovi, I could imagine how expensive these are going to be scalped for.
 

StickyKeyboard

Palms Need a Trimming
#4
I don't think many of the Newark locals will be attending the concert, unless you count the ones cleaning the bathrooms at the arena.
 

demonseed

Lingering since 1999
#5
I don't think many of the Newark locals will be attending the concert, unless you count the ones cleaning the bathrooms at the arena.

The locals will be out in the parking lot, looting the cars.
 

dg124

Registered User
#6
I got tix today for Nov 4 (an American Express pre sale) section B row 19---with shipping and handling 3 tickets cost me $1038.00
 

MJMANDALAY

Registered User
#8
I got tix today for Nov 4 (an American Express pre sale) section B row 19---with shipping and handling 3 tickets cost me $1038.00
:icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek:
 

cosmic cow

RaMoooooone!!!
#9
They have added more shows...............they are now doing 10 shows
 

FAngel

I Drink YOUR Milkshake!
#10
While we're on the subject, I really like the new album. I think it's better than Have A Nice Day, not quite a masterpiece like Keep the Faith but the slight country influence on them worked out well.



But Richie, for Chrissake, ENOUGH WITH THE GODDAMN VOXBOX.
 
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