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Special Guests of Bon Jovi Will Rock for Two Nights Each to Launch Tri-State’s First Major Entertainment Venue in 25 Years

NEW YORK (August 20, 2007) – An incredible array of talent will be special guests of Bon Jovi from October 25 through November 10 as they kick off Newark’s new, state-of-the-art Prudential Center sports and entertainment venue. In an impressive collection of the country’s top talents, multi-platinum acts My Chemical Romance, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Daughtry and All American Rejects will each perform for two nights prior to Bon Jovi, making up one of the hottest concert tickets of the millennium. The Prudential Center, managed by AEG, is the first major entertainment and sports venue to open in the tri-state area in more than 25 years. The concerts headlined by hometown favorites Bon Jovi are expected to draw more than 150,000 fans.

“It will be an honor to share the stage with a band that is responsible for me doing what I do for a living,” said Nick Wheeler of All-American Rejects. “And in their home state, too!”

"It is a double honor to be part of the opening of the Prudential Center and to perform with New Jersey's very own Bon Jovi, who have been a personal inspiration and who we have the utmost respect and admiration for," said Chris Daughtry.

"The fact that one of the most popular rock bands of all times has asked us to help open a couple dates of their monstrous ten-day run at the Prudential Center is quite the honor," said John Rich of Big & Rich. "Kenny and I are going to make sure we give these fans a night they will never forget."

“Growing up in Jersey isn't like growing up anywhere else; there’s an amazing amount of pride involved,” said My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. “To be asked to open up for New Jersey's own Bon Jovi at the grand opening of the Prudential Center is an amazing honor. It’s more than anything a group of kids from the Garden State could ever ask for.”

Bon Jovi’s Prudential Center Grand Opening Concerts

  • October 25-26: w/My Chemical Romance
  • October 28 & 30: w/Big & Rich
  • November 1 & 3: w/Gretchen Wilson
  • November 4 & 7: w/Daughtry
  • November 9-10: w/All-American Rejects

Tickets for all ten shows at Prudential Center are now available for purchase via, Charge-by-Phone and at select Ticketmaster retail locations as well as online at

Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway is in stores now and features the first single “(You Want To) Make a Memory” as well as its follow-up, “Lost Highway.” The new album’s release marked the band’s first #1 debut in the U.S. as well as their highest one-week sales ever, with over 291,000 copies sold in the first week alone. For more on the disc and for the latest news on the band, visit

Prudential Center, as the first major sports and entertainment venue to open its doors in the nation’s top media market in over 25 years, will be managed by AEG Live and will showcase 76 luxury suites, 2,200 club seats, an array of amenities and conveniences for fans, and will be home to the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. For further details on the new Prudential Center go to

August 20th, 2007


  • Frank_Iero_Rocks

    That is really freakin' awsum since my friend is totally obssessed Bon Jovi and im obssessed with mcr

    Frank_Iero_Rocks, February 7th, 2010 at 05:32:24pm

  • xMCRx4xEVA!x


    MCR IS NOT BREAKING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xMCRx4xEVA!x, July 22nd, 2009 at 03:05:19pm

  • bRiTTa

    omg im sooo upset i missed this! that would have been ah-mazing! i <3 bon jovi and i saw him last march. i really want to c mcr now and i really wish i couldve seen them at the same time!

    bRiTTa, December 30th, 2008 at 08:10:14pm

  • DemolitionxxLover


    That is just a rumour......they are just taking a break!

    DemolitionxxLover, October 2nd, 2008 at 08:34:13pm

  • xCarryMeUntilTheEndx

    So lucky for the people that got to go!!!! Missed the last concert (too bad I live in Japan) :( GOD I lyk Bon Jovi too <3 But of course, I'm an MCR fan xoxo

    xCarryMeUntilTheEndx, May 30th, 2008 at 10:05:47am

  • Deaths lil helper

    i went it rocked ass

    Deaths lil helper, April 26th, 2008 at 03:24:46am

  • Angie Dawn

    Wht do u guys mean by if they're gonna break up? It doent say anything bout that in this story? WHT DO U GUYS MEAN! Im literally crying right now reading wht u guys thought...Because if they're breakin up... I'll Cry myself to sleep everyday... Seriously, U guys don't EVEN know how HEART breaking it is to hear tht u guys think they're breakin up... R THEY!?

    Angie Dawn, April 1st, 2008 at 04:20:06pm

  • geewayizwayhot

    dude MCR ain't breakin up!!! are they!? i hope not!!! :(

    geewayizwayhot, March 14th, 2008 at 12:29:48am

  • thexLadyxofxSorrows

    im really getting sick of looking at the same news over and over again...please update

    thexLadyxofxSorrows, March 3rd, 2008 at 03:52:09pm

  • bls245

    Is MCR breakin' up!?

    bls245, November 22nd, 2007 at 12:17:05pm

  • Bleeding; Juliet


    Bleeding; Juliet, November 8th, 2007 at 06:48:18am

  • The Original Bob.

    WOAH WOAH WOAH. MCR is not breaking up, right?

    The Original Bob., November 3rd, 2007 at 09:32:44pm

  • musiklvr

    oh wow! both nights are going to be amazing. tickets are still on sale at ticketmaster. go!

    who's going?

    musiklvr, October 24th, 2007 at 08:59:46pm

  • Bleeding; Juliet

    i heard from a few people mcr is going on thre last tour cuz they wanna break up so i am going its my only chance

    Bleeding; Juliet, October 20th, 2007 at 10:08:42pm

  • TaraIsBack!

    Hey, I am close to there... anyone know of a radio station maybe having a contest to give tickets away or something... PLEASE!!!!!!

    TaraIsBack!, October 4th, 2007 at 07:14:28pm

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