Contest will pick opening acts for Bon Jovi tour
New Jerseybased platinum-selling rockers Bon Jovi are holding a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour.
Artists will upload videos of themselves performing original music, and concert promoters Live Nation will select 10 finalists.
Bon Jovi management will then pick winners from the finalists to perform 20-minute sets.
“Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time,” Jon Bon Jovi said Tuesday in a statement. “That’s the opportunity we were given, and now we want to pay it forward. If you’re ready for the arena stage, submit your audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music.”
The band will begin its “This House Is Not For Sale” tour Feb. 8 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Entries will be judged on entertainment value, creativity and originality. No-nos include profanity, nudity, violence, drug or alcohol use, commercial endorsements of products, and disparagement of any group of people.