Local Act Selected to Perform Opening Set at Bon Jovi’s

‘This House Is Not For Sale Tour’ at SAP Center on March 1


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (FEBRUARY 15, 2017) – In January, Jon Bon Jovi announced on Facebook Live an exciting opening act contest to give musicians the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi‘s This House Is Not For Sale Tour. To enter the competition, thousands of musicians uploaded audition videos at or the Bon Jovi and Live Nation Facebook pages.  To pick the winner for each tour date, Live Nation chose 10 finalists and Bon Jovi management selected the contest winner from the shortlist. After an intense competition, hometown hero Thadeus Gonzalez has been chosen as the winner of Bon Jovi‘s opening act contest for the SAP Center at San Jose.  In addition to opening for Bon Jovi on WednesdayMarch 1, Thadeus Gonzalez will also be featured across Live Nation and Bon Jovi’s Facebook pages.

“The band would like to thank Bon Jovi, Live Nation and most of all the artists, musicians, and fans that support the local arts and music communities here in the Bay Area,” said Thadeus Gonzalez. “We can’t wait to bring our brand of rock & roll to the SAP Center in San Jose.”

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). Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style, and substance to open a Bon Jovi arena show in front of a packed crowd.  A different act will open for Bon Jovi on each one of the Live Nation-promoted concerts on the tour.

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 only by The Rolling Stones previously).  On tour, the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan-favorites, and new hits from their newly released 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale (Island/UMG). Tour dates are on sale now at and through participating venue Box Offices. Bon Jovi Fan Club tickets, including exclusive VIP packages are on offer now as well.

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