BON JOVI DEBUTS AT #1 IN US, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN; TOP 5 IN 54 COUNTRIES WITH 'THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE' ON ISLAND/UMG

ONE OF ROCK’S BIGGEST BANDS PREPARES TOUR WITH NEW, INSTANT CLASSICS AND ENDURING ANTHEMS  

Jon Bon Jovi accepts Billboard’s Legend of Live Award with a speech of inclusivity, implores artist to use voices to heal – “Success can be measured in many ways. It’s not just box-office scores and chart positions, it can also be measured by the impact it has on those you share it with.”
Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale is officially the #1 album in the US, Australia, and Japan and debuts in the Top 5 in 54 other countries on Island/UMG. After thirty-plus years at the top, their 14th studio album now arrives at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with total consumption/album equivalents of 129,211 while iTunes charts place the release at #1 in 25 countries. The album is a triumphant statement of integrity from one of rock’s biggest bands and is available at iTunesApple Music, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, Tidal, Target, among other retailers. 
SINGLE - This House is Not For Sale,” is one of the fastest climbing Top Ten singles on the AC Radio Chart this year.  
CAREER #1’s - This House Is Not For Sale (2016), What About Now (2013), The Circle (2009), Lost Highway (2007), New Jersey (1988), and Slippery When Wet (1986). 
TOUR - In February, the This House Is Not For Sale Tour will be Bon Jovi’s first outing since 2013’s Because We Can World Tour. It was their 3rd tour in six years to be ranked as the #1 grossing tour in the world (accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously). More dates to be added soon, check www.bonjovi.com for announcements.  
MESSAGE OF HOPE - Last week, while accepting the Billboard Legend of Live Award for their touring impact, Jon Bon Jovi delivered a message of hope and empowerment in his speech:  
Music transcends borders and beliefs. We spent our lives traveling to places both near and far to deliver that message to the people who were spending their hard-earned money to hear us tell their stories. We always tried our best to never let them down.  
Success can be measured in many ways. It’s not just box-office scores and chart positions, it can also be measured by the impact it has on those you share it with. We sing songs for those who are threatened by a wall. In fact, we sang songs to a Soviet Union when there was a wall. We now ask artists to sing their songs to the Muslim, and the disabled, for marriage equality and the LGTBQ community. To sing for the empowered, independent woman because equal rights are human rights.
We can all sing to the disenfranchised and the scared who need a bit of optimism. We sing because we can and because we in this room already know that music is a healer. We have the unique ability to deliver that hug, that handshake, that look into the eye of those we serve with our message of healing and we, this diverse music community, can be the ones to start that evolution. This is my hope, my prayer, this is our peaceful revolution
.”  
REVIEWS – Critics have applauded the new album, which Jon has stated is the result of “having something to say and nothing to prove” -  
ASSOCIATED PRESS - "Bon Jovi is still making hit records: title track “This House Is Not for Sale” is as good a song as Jon Bon Jovi has ever written. As he grows older, he mixes a bold defiance (of age, injustice and negativity in general) with a more mature appreciation for love, life and hope."
BILLBOARD - “Bon Jovi opened his soul on record and in the live setting with a fascinating display of honesty and an inside look into what inspired the lyrics, music & story behind This House is Not for Sale.”
USA TODAY – “Nobody writes rock anthems like Jon Bon Jovi. It’s his superpower;” … “It says something about his skill set, 30-plus years into his career, that he was able to play a concert consisting of brand-new songs…and have audiences pumping their fists, clapping and hopping up and down as if he was doing a “greatest hits” show.”
ASBURY PARK PRESS - "So what is the future like for Bon Jovi? Judging by the songs, it’s forceful, righteous and rocking. “House” is prime arena rock and “Rollercoaster” positively bursts with energy. “Born Again Tomorrow” had a screaming solo from Xenidis. “New Year’s Day,” with a Bon Jovi tremolo on vocals, suggests later period Bowie and “The Devil’s in the Temple” is a punky fist pumper, thanks to Xenidis’ crunchy chords."
BBC MUSIC – “Jon Bon was on chatty form between songs, explaining the lyrics and sharing "his stories" with an audience of devoted fans.'”
EVENING STANDARD - "This House Is Not For Sale may prove to be the finest BonJovi album this century." "There were galloping verses and stadium-filling choruses to spare…"
KERRANG - "They still have that irresistible Bon Jovi charm, with choruses bigger than an Airbus."
THE GUARDIAN (UK) - “Stadium ready rock songs and chant friendly choruses”…“An intriguing new vulnerability”…“Labour Of Love is beautiful and sincere.”
DAILY MAIL (UK) - “Chest Beating Anthems”…"Bon Jovi’s vocals are gutsy.”
METRO (UK) - "It is the perfect reminder of why Bon Jovi have sold 130 million albums and packed out stadiums for three decades. And, as JB said in his last emotional monologue, they’ll continue to do so for another three." 
GIGWISE (UK) – “The tracks from the album are stunning in their diversity”… “Rarely will you see such devotion at a rock group in a gig and it's thrilling to witness.” … “..reminds why Bon Jovi are considered one of the greatest live bands the world has ever known.”

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE TOUR DATES -
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Greenville, SC
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Friday, February 10, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Birmingham, AL
BJCC
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Sunday, February 19, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Center
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
San Jose, CA
SAP Center
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, March 5, 2017
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Memphis, TN
FedExForum
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
ABOUT BON JOVI: Over an illustrious career since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, and more than 2,800 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band. Their past three consecutive world tours were the #1 grossing tours in each of their respective years (2013’s Because We Can World Tour, 2010’s The Circle World Tour, and 2008’s Lost Highway World Tour. Their latest album, This House Is Not For Sale, is their sixth to debut at #1 in the US and around the world. For more information, visit www.BonJovi.com.

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