Bon Jovi Add Stadium and Shed Dates to Sold Out 'Bounce' Tour

By | April 22, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Due to popular demand, international superstars Bon Jovi have added more dates to their current sold-out tour in support of their acclaimed CD Bounce (Island Records). This summer, the band returns from their European stadium tour to play arenas, ampitheatres and stadiums (in Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston), returning to many markets where they have already played to capacity-filled crowds. The additional tour dates begin in July and conclude with a hometown, multi-night stand at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on August 7th and 8th. (See below for a full listing of additional tour dates). Tickets for the additional dates will go on sale beginning April 19th through all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone and at participating venue box offices.

Beginning on April 16th, fans who have already purchased Bounce had an opportunity to register for a special Internet ticket pre-sale through the band’s American XS serialization program, available on every CD. Each copy of Bounce contains a unique PIN code which fans register at and are then automatically entered into the program. Registrants then receive a passcode via email from ticketmaster with a link to their site ( which allows fans to purchase tickets per passcode. There is no membership fee for American XS. In addition to the tour pre-sale, the program continues to provide fans with exclusive benefits including unreleased tracks, behind the scenes footage and interaction with the band.

Bon Jovi has garnered tremendous reaction on the road and the additional tour dates reflect a clamor from fans to the new Bounce material, including the hit single “Misunderstood.” Bounce marked the band’s highest chart debut ever (#2 on the Billboard album chart) and the current tour emphasizes current material from Bounce as well as material that spans Bon Jovi’s entire career with hits like “It’s My Life,” “Living on A Prayer,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Bad Medicine,” “Always,” “Bed of Roses,” “Born to Be My Baby” and many, many others.

Bon Jovi has garnered tremendous reviews for the Bounce tour. The New York Post proclaims Bon Jovi “one of the tightest groups in rock,” while the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel declares “Bon Jovi’s sold out show.. still had more bounce per ounce than most of his touring peers, ” and the Boston Globe describes the show as “hard driving music by a hard working band. ” The show mirrors the review for Bounce itself, including The New York Times which stated, “… Bon Jovi has become a rock and roll institution” while The Associated Press praised, “The boys from Jersey are back with ‘Bounce’ one of the best hard-rock records of the year.”

Bounce is the follow up to the incredibly successful album, Crush which sold eight million copies worldwide (certified double platinum in the U.S.), spawned the hit singles, “It’s My Life” and “Thank You For Loving Me” and earned the group their first ever Grammy nominations for “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group” for “It’s My Life.” Bon Jovi has sold more than 98 million albums worldwide and performed more than 2,000 concerts in 47 countries for more than 31 million fans. The band continues to rack up hits and accolades including current singles from Bounce, “Misunderstood” and “Everyday” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.”

The Goo Goo Dolls will be the opening act on all dates July 11-August 4th (with the exclusion of Alpine Valley)

Sheryl Crow will be the opening act at Alpine Valley on July 12th

Both Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls will be the opening acts on the stadium shows in Detroit, Boston and Philadelphia.

No announcements have been made regarding support acts for Giants Stadium (which went on sale earlier in the year).

For a full listing of domestic and international tour dates announced thus far, or for additional information about Bounce visit

Additional Bon Jovi Bounce Tour Dates Are As Follows:

  • July 11th – Tinley Park, IL – Tweeter Center
  • July 12th – Alpine Valley, WI – Alpine Valley
  • July 15th – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
  • July 17th – Toronto, ONT – Molson Ampitheatre
  • July 19th – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
  • July 22nd – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
  • July 24th – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
  • July 26th – Philadelphia, PA – Veterans Stadium
  • July 27th – Washington, DC – Nissan Pavilion
  • July 29th – Columbus, OH – Germain Ampitheatre
  • July 30th – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • August 1st – Cincinatti, OH – Riverbend Ampitheatre
  • August 3rd – Saratoga, NY – SPAC
  • August 4th – Hartford, CT – The Meadows
  • August 7th – East Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium
  • August 8th – East Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium

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