Bon Jovi announce world tour

Band kick off with homecoming show

Bon Jovi have announced the first details of a new world tour.

The band will kick off the dates in their home state of New Jersey yesterday (October 25).

According to a statement, the band opted to play Newark instead of New York’s Madison Square Gardens as part of a massive regeneration scheme that has brought jobs to the area and seen crime drop dramatically.

The US leg of the tour is:

Newark Prudential Center (October 25, 26, 28, 30, November 1,3,4,7,9,10)

Montreal Bell Centre (14)

Ottawa Scotiabank Bank Place (17)

London (ON) John Labatt Centre (19)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (December 6, 7)

Winnipeg MTS Centre (9)

Saskatoon Credit Union Centre (10)

Edmonton Rexall Place (12)

Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome (13)

Vancouver GM Place (15,16)

Nagoya Dome (January 11)

Tokyo Dome (13,14)

Osaka Kyocera Dome Osaka (16)

Omaha Qwest Center (February 18)

Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (20)

Milwaukee Bradley Center (21)

Chicago United Center (23,24)

Washington Verizon Center (28)

Philadelphia Wachovia Center (March 2,3)

Pittsburgh Mellon Arena (5)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (10)

St. Paul Xcel Energy Center (18)

Dallas American Airlines Center (April 14)

Oklahoma City FORD Center (15)

Kansas City Sprint Center (20)

Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena (22)

Nashville Sommet Center (24)

Ft. Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center (26)

Tampa St. Pete Times Forum (27)

Atlanta Philips Arena (30)