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 MetallicaBlake 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.

SIDE NOTES

  • Bon Jovi will stream a new HD version of its concert film, Live In New York this week. The show, which will be shown via Qello Concerts, is part of a “three-week showcase comprising an array of live performances across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, featuring Elton JohnMadonna, QueenBruce SpringsteenKiss and many more.”
  • Bon Jovi originally released the Live In New York footage on the 2009 DVD Live At Madison Square Garden — but the new stream features the first time fans can watch it in upgraded HD.

CHECK IT OUT: Bon Jovi on June 25th, 2011 performing “It’s My Life” live at London’s Hyde Park: