Bon Jovi is ready to go back on tour. Sort of.
On May 22, the New Jersey-based rock ‘n’ roll band will appear in a virtual show at approximately 300 drive-in and outdoor theaters nationwide.
Bon Jovi will team up with Encore Live for a May 22 show that will be broadcast at outdoor venues in the United States, Canada and Ireland, along with several indoor facilities worldwide, according to BusinessWire.
Tickets for “Encore Drive-In Nights” will go on sale Thursday at noon at bonjoviconcert.com, according to a news release. Tickets start at $68 per vehicle, and are good for up to six people in a standard passenger car or truck.
“Bon Jovi is a global icon and we’re so happy that the band will be launching our 2021 concert season,” Walter Kinzie, CEO of Encore Drive-In Nights, said in a statement. “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.”
RVs and limousines are not permitted, WABC reported. Gates will open an hour before the show, and general admission parking is based on a first-come, first-serve basis, the television station reported.
Encore Live began offering Drive-In Nights concerts in 2020, “Good Morning America” reported. Some of the featured acts included Gwen Stefani, Metallica, Blake Shelton and Kane Brown, according to a news release.
Check with local venues for gate times and restrictions. A full list of venues can be found at encorenights.com.