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Bon Jovi announce 2019 UK tour

By | Published on Tuesday 30 October 2018

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Bon Jovi have announced that they will tour the UK for the first time since 2013 next year. They’ll play three whole dates in June. “Those huge shows, tens of thousands of people all together as one, that’s what we do”, says Jon Bon Jovi of the three British stadium dates now in the 2019 calendar.

The tour includes a show at Wembley Stadium, with which Bon Jovi have a history. They were meant to be the first band to play the all new Wembley Stadium in 2006, them having been the last band to play the old stadium on that site before it was demolished. But delays in building the new venue meant that didn’t happen and George Michael was then the first artist to play there the following year.

“We’ve got a few things to put right by playing Wembley Stadium”, Jon Bon Jovi goes on. “We were so excited to be the first band to play that new stadium, I would have helped build it myself to make it happen. So we have a new history to write there”.

Namechecking the other shows, he goes on: “We’ve had some great nights at the Ricoh too. Throw in Anfield as a new venue – OK that’s just us showing off! We’re honoured to play there and the first thing I’m doing is getting that iconic picture under the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign”. Look at all that local knowledge he has there. Say what you like about JBJ, but he sure can ask an assistant to look some stuff up on Google when it’s needed.

The band will be supported at all dates by the Manic Street Preachers. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday. Here are the actual dates:

19 Jun: Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
21 Jun: London, Wembley Stadium
23 Jun: Coventry, Ricoh Arena