BMO Harris Bradley Center

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Bon Jovi Coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center, April 2018


Lindsay Dracca

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concert announcement:

Bon Jovi ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ Tour


dates: April 29, 2018 (or April 30, 2018 if NBA playoffs conflict)


tickets on sale: January 19, 2018


more information:



Show – most likely Center’s last major concert – will celebrate building’s vibrant history and community gift; part of proceeds to benefit charities including Camp Hometown Heroes


Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 19



MILWAUKEE (January 11, 2018)The BMO Harris Bradley Center is excited to announce that global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi will return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a sixth and final time on Sunday, April 29, 2018 (alternate date Monday, April 30.) The concert – very likely the last major show to be held at the Center and part of Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not for Sale tour presented by Live Nation – will celebrate the building’s vibrant, 30-year history and help close it in style.

In recognition of the Center’s three decades of serving the community and Jon Bon Jovi’s long history with the building, a portion of concert proceeds will be donated to charity, including Camp Hometown Heroes, a local program providing caring support to children of fallen U.S. military heroes, said Steve Costello, president and CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.


“We know from experience that fans in Milwaukee and Wisconsin love Bon Jovi, and this concert promises to be a truly spectacular evening of entertainment and celebration,” Costello said. “Bon Jovi first performed here in 1989 during the Center’s first season and has been an important part of the Center’s story. To have the band perform what could be our final concert is a perfect fit, and this show will absolutely be one to remember. The charitable component – which celebrates the Center’s significant community impact and role as a gift to the people of Wisconsin – gives fans even more reason to come see a great, history-making performance.”

While the concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, the Milwaukee Bucks playoff schedule could include a possible home game on that date.  In that situation, Bon Jovi would perform at the Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Costello said. All tickets originally issued for the April 29 concert would be honored.


“The NBA playoffs schedule won’t be known until later this spring, but we want to allow fans the most time possible to make room in their schedules to see such a great performer. We are grateful to Mr. Bon Jovi and his tour for graciously working with us to accommodate this potential date change,” Costello said. “A concert by a world-class, Hall of Fame act and an NBA playoff game are exciting events on their own, and to have both happening here over a 24-hour period would make some truly special final season memories for our fans.”


With this sixth and final performance, Bon Jovi will rank second all-time in number of performances over the Center’s history. Bon Jovi previously took the Center’s stage April 1, 1989; Feb. 27, 2003; Jan. 28, 2006; Feb. 21, 2008; and May 21, 2011.

General public tickets will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Live Nation and BMO Harris Bradley Center presales will be offered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, and American Express and fan club presales are available from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Select online ticket purchases will include a CD of the original This House Is Not for Sale. Visit for updated tour and ticketing information.

Bon Jovi released This House Is Not for Sale (Island Records) on Nov. 4, 2016 which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the rock band its sixth U.S. No. 1. Worldwide, the album hit No. 1 in Australia and Austria; No. 2 in Spain and Switzerland; No. 3 in Canada and Germany; and hit the top 10 in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and the United Kingdom. This House Is Not for Sale was Bon Jovi’s first major release since What About Now (2013), the band’s third consecutive multi-platinum album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 (Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009). The band is celebrating its return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not for Sale as a new version, containing two new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls,” available via all download and streaming partners on Feb. 23.


ABOUT BON JOVI: Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades 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, more than 2,800 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and ticket sales grosses well over $1 billion in around the world in just the past decade, Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band. Bon Jovi will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2018.



For more information on Bon Jovi, visit


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