This is a great opportunity for local bands. How would you like to be up on stage, opening up for a major recording star that will be on tour this spring?

Bon Jovi is looking for local bands to open for them on their tour dates. They currently have shows scheduled for the month of April. (The closest concert to Grand Rapids will be the show in either Milwaukee on April 5th or the show in Indianapolis two weeks later on April 19th.)

To get a chance to be their Opening Act, you just need to submit a video of your band performing some original music. The video needs to be at least 30 seconds long, but not more than three minutes in length. You can submit an entry for each stop on the tour. One band will be selected for each tour stop.

More information about being Bon Jovi's opening act can be found here. Here is the link to upload your video.

How cool would it be if one of these local bands hit the big time because of this opportunity?

The tour will help promote Bon Jovi's latest album, 2020, which was released in October 2020. It was originally scheduled to be released at an earlier date, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let's hope that Bon Jovi adds a West Michigan show to one of the upcoming tours. The band has performed in Grand Rapids in the past. You can check out their set list from their concert at Van Andel Arena in May of 2001. They also performed at the old Welsh Auditorium back in July of 1985.

If you can't wait to see Bon Jovi in person, you can watch their Rock in Rio concert from 2017...


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