Bon Jovi will world premiere a previously unreleased concert on May 22nd in partnership with Encore Live as part of the Encore Drive-In Nights 2021 concert series. Billboard reported, “The never-before-seen concert will be broadcast at venues around the world including approximately 300 drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States, Canada and Ireland, and select indoor cinemas around the globe.” Tickets go on sale April 29th at 12 noon ET.
The Encore Drive-In Nights 2020 series featured concerts by Metallica, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani, among others. For Bon Jovi Encore Drive-in info, log on to: https://bit.ly/3dRtmxz
Encore Drive-In Nights CEO Walter Kinzie said in the announcement:
Bon Jovi is a global icon and we’re so happy that the band will be launching our 2021 concert season! The pandemic has taught us that there are new avenues for live entertainment and this model is one of the safest and most innovative options for world-class, fun events for the whole family.
There are millions of fans who don’t usually attend live shows, whether it’s because they live far away from the big touring arenas or because of the cost. Artists can now connect with these fans in a completely new way.
Co-founding keyboardist David Bryan explained why he feels Bon Jovi's music has been able to span the decades bringing along new fans each and every year: “It's the power of guys that are talented in a lot of different ways. Y'know, the talent pool is pretty deep in our band. It shows: For the live aspect, from writing songs, for making records, and being talented in so many different ways, and then all of us coming together. It's not just a bunch of guys who do the same thing. I think that's one of the reasons for the longevity.”