In January, Jon Bon Jovi announced on Facebook Live an exciting opening act contest to give bands the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale Tour. To enter the competition, thousands of bands uploaded audition videos at www.bonjovi.com/2017-opening-act-contest/ and a few other related sites. To pick the winner for each tour date, Live Nation chose 10 finalists and Bon Jovi management selected the contest winner from the shortlist. After an intense competition, LA-based Stellar Revival have been chosen as the winners of Bon Jovi’s opening act contest for Los Angeles. In addition to opening for Bon Jovi on March 8, the band will also be featured across Live Nation and Bon Jovi’s Facebook pages.
“For us, this is the top of the mountain. No other band on earth has inspired us more than Bon Jovi. My first concert was Bon Jovi’s ‘Keep The Faith Tour.’ I was 9 years old and it changed my life. To be asked to share the stage with Jon and the boys at the Forum is absolutely surreal,” said drummer Andrew Koussevitzky. “As excited as we are, we plan on taking this gig extremely seriously and hope to deliver Los Angeles one of the greatest nights of rock it’s ever seen. We’re excited. We’re humbled. More than anything, we are ready to rock the Forum with Bon Jovi and give Los Angeles a night of rock music to remember.”
At Cinema Without Borders, we had the opportunity of interviewing Rino Cerbone, lead singer and Andrew Koussevitzky drummer of the Stellar Revival.
This is the third time in recent years that the Grammy Award(r)-winning band has invited local and regional artists to share the stage (2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour). Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style, and substance to open a Bon Jovi arena show in front of a packed crowd. A different act will open for Bon Jovi on each one of the Live Nation-promoted concerts on the tour.
The This House Is Not for Sale Tour is Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished only by The Rolling Stones previously). On tour, the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan-favorites, and new hits from their newly released 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale (Island/UMG). Tour dates are on sale now at LiveNation.com
Visit www.BonJovi.com for more information.