Bon Jovi adds country flair to opening NJ venue
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
– Bon Jovi is opening the brand new Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. with a country flair. While the band's last CD was country influenced, 4 of the 10 shows will be opened by bona fide country acts.
The Oct. 28 and 30 shows will be opened by Big & Rich.
Shows on Nov. 1 and 3 will feature Gretchen Wilson as the opener.
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