We may be living in the 2020s — but the 1980s are still alive and well.
In case you needed any evidence, a new tour uniting two of that decade’s biggest rock acts is about to fill arenas across the nation. Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams are hitting the road together for 16 dates this summer that span North America, hitting major cities including New York, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.
Bon Jovi announced the tour, which will be called “Bon Jovi 2020,” on Twitter this week. The band said tickets will go on sale to the general public on Jan. 24, while American Express cardholders and official fan club members will have early access on Jan. 21.
We’re excited to announce that our #BonJovi2020 Tour across America starts in June! Backstage with JBJ Fan Club & AMEX cardholder pre-sale begins Tuesday, January 21 at 10am local time. Public on-sale begins Friday, January 24. Check out https://t.co/wNInwz20gt for dates & info. pic.twitter.com/ygscjyyJny
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) January 15, 2020
The tour kicks off on June 10 at Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome and wraps up at New York’s Madison Square Garden with a pair of dates, on July 27 and 28. The tour announcement from Bon Jovi’s website includes 18 dates but indicates Adams won’t be with them for two of the stops: Las Vegas on June 20 and Toronto on July 10.
The band also said it is releasing a new record called “Bon Jovi 2020” and that everyone who buys a ticket to one of the tour dates will get a free copy of the album on CD. They didn’t reveal any other details about the new record, but it would be Bon Jovi’s first studio album since 2016’s “This House Is Not for Sale,” which topped the Billboard album charts when it was released.
Again, the ’80s aren’t going anywhere.
For his part, Adams has also been doing plenty to keep his legacy fresh. He’s touring in support of his 2019 album, “Shine a Light,” which saw him working stars like Ed Sheeran and Jennifer Lopez.
The album topped the chart in Adams’ native Canada, showing he’s still got a ton of drawing power on this continent as well.
This won’t be the first time Adams and Jon Bon Jovi have performed together. If you haven’t had enough of an ’80s fix hearing about this new tour, just check out this fan video taken from a 1988 concert in Vancouver, where Adams welcomed Bon Jovi on stage to sing the classic rock anthem, “Born to Be Wild.”
The hair may be slightly smaller now, but the energy is going to be just as big.
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