BMO Harris Bradley Center to Donate $25,000 Each to Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and Camp Hometown Heroes
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES BON JOVI TO PERFORM MILWAUKEE’S BMO HARRIS BRADLEY CENTER’S FINAL CONCERT
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To Celebrate Milwaukee’s Love for Bon Jovi and Venue’s 30 Years of Community Service, Center to Donate $25,000 Each to Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and Camp Hometown Heroes
MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2018) – When iconic rockers Bon Jovi return to Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sunday, April 29, 2018, the Grammy-winning band’s performance will close the venue in epic style. Bon Jovi has held a special place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center since the band closed out the very first season in April 1989, performing at the Center for five of its 11 Milwaukee shows since 1985. Sunday’s historic concert will be the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ 12th Milwaukee show and its sixth at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The concert – part of the band’s This House is Not for Sale 2018 Tour presented by Live Nation – will put an exclamation point on the building’s vibrant 30 years history.
As Bon Jovi and the venue have dedicated decades impacting music culture and their respective communities, it is fitting that a portion of concert proceeds will be donated to charity including a $50,000 donation from the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Camp Hometown Heroes, a Grafton-based national program that offers caring support to children of fallen U.S. military heroes, will receive $25,000. Another $25,000 will go to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which has helped provide more than 500 units of affordable housing for thousands of people, including youth and veterans across the country.
“The BMO Harris Bradley Center was an unprecedented gift to the people of Wisconsin by Jane Bradley Pettit, and we have worked throughout our history to pay that gift forward,” said Steve Costello, the Center’s president and CEO. “To have Bon Jovi play the final show is a perfect fit, both in terms of the building’s history and the charitable commitment at the core of who we and the band truly are. We are thrilled that this milestone event will support these two wonderful organizations – it’s a terrific way to honor Mrs. Pettit’s spirit and the Center’s legacy.”
Limited tickets are still available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000), or in person at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office.
“It has been our pleasure and honor to be a part of the Milwaukee community for the past 30 years and we are looking forward to a truly spectacular evening on Sunday,” Costello said. “We’ve seen millions of guests walk through our doors over the years, making wonderful memories during sporting events, family shows, world-class performances and more. As we prepare to host this very special final show this weekend, we want to thank our wonderful Milwaukee community for their support. We can’t wait to celebrate one more time – and with this beloved band so rooted in our Center’s history – for what we know will be a night to remember.”
Opening for Bon Jovi at this historic date will be new band Stereo Satellite. Stereo Satellite features members of Adrenaline Mob (Mike Orlando and Jordan Cannata), Tantric (Erik Leonhardt) and Rock Star Supernova (Lukas Rossi).
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.
The This House Is Not for Sale Tour is Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously) with a total of $259.5 million. Bon Jovi also earned the No. 1 grossing worldwide tour in 2010 for The Circle Tour, with $201 million total, and 2008’s Lost Highway tour, which earned $210.6 million. Bon Jovi’s touring legacy was recognized with the “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards prior to the kick-off of the This House Is Not for Sale Tour.
Bon Jovi released This House Is Not for Sale on Nov. 4, 2017 which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the rock band its sixth No. 1. In March 2018, the album once again topped the Billboard 200 chart – now with two new tracks. Additionally, the album’s “When We Were US” is currently in the top 10 of the Adult Contemporary chart. This House Is Not for Sale is 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 Top 200 (Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009).
This is the third time in recent years that the Grammy Award®-winning band has invited local and regional artists to share the stage (2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour). A different act will open for Bon Jovi on each one of the Live Nation-promoted concerts on the tour.
Visit www.bonjovi.com for updated information.
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About the BMO Harris Bradley Center
The BMO Harris Bradley Center, in Milwaukee, Wis., was built through the generosity of the late Jane Bradley Pettit in memory of her father, Harry Lynde Bradley, co-founder and chairman of the Allen-Bradley Company (now Rockwell Automation). The Center is the only major, public assembly facility in North America with construction underwritten through the philanthropy of a single family. Opened in 1988, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is home to the NBA Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles NCAA men’s basketball team. It hosts an estimated 1.5 million people each year and continues to be the No. 1 entertainment destination in Downtown Milwaukee. The Center – celebrating its 30th and final season – will close its doors for good in summer 2018 when the new Milwaukee Bucks arena opens.
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