Shot Through The Heart: Bon Jovi coming to Tampa on Valentine's Day

Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. EDT

UPDATE: Your band could open up for Bon Jovi at their Tampa show — seriously. A press release says the band is taking video auditions and will announce a winner for the Amalie Arena show around January 27, 2017.

"Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time," Jon Bon Jovi said. "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."

Submissions are being taken on the band's website and Facebook page plus Live Nation's Facebook page. You can read the official rules here.

Ditch the dinner reservations, Bon Jovi are coming to Tampa — on Valentine's Day.


The Grammy Award-winning outfit announced that their This House Is Not for Sale Tour will stop at Amalie Arena on February 14. A release says that the show in support of their 14th studio LP (due November 4 via Island/UMG) will find the 1980s rock icons playing "anthems, fan favorites, and new hits."

Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. EDT. There are special presales for the fan club and American Express Card Members, which start at 10 a.m. on October 10. Ticket prices are $33.50-$549.00.

It's the first time Bon Jovi has been out on the road since 2013. More information on the show is available at Watch some sexi-ness below. 


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