Bon Jovi invites My Chemical Romance
BON JOVI INVITES MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, BIG & RICH, GRETCHEN WILSON, DAUGHTRY AND ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS FOR 10-NIGHT GRAND OPENING OF NEWARK’S PRUDENTIAL CENTER FROM OCTOBER 25 THROUGH NOVEMBER 10
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 Ticketmaster.com, Charge-by-Phone and at select Ticketmaster retail locations as well as online at AEGLive.com.
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 bonjovi.com
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 prucenter.com