Bon Jovi finally lands back in Tampa on Friday

He's at Amalie Arena where a local band will open the show.

click to enlarge Bon Jovi plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on February 14, 2017. - Phil DeSimone
Phil DeSimone
Bon Jovi plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on February 14, 2017.
Why go to a fancy dinner when Mr. “Bed Of Roses” is in town?

Five years ago, Bon Jovi famously (locally speaking) played to a packed Valentine’s Day crowd at Tampa's Amalie Arena, and he's back in town Friday for another show in the same room.

This time around, it isn’t V-day, but to kick off Easter weekend, the group that graced us with “Livin’ On A Prayer” is back in town with music birthed during the pandemic.
And we give the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group major props for continuing on its tradition of having a local band open the show. This year’s opener is still unknown, but with Tampa Bay’s music scene, you just can’t go wrong.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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