Bon Jovi Because We Can tour announces the J. Geils Band will perform at Detroit show

Posted Apr 23, 2013

July 18 at Ford Field, tickets on sale now starting at $19.50

April 23, 2013 – The summer forecast for Detroit is heating up! Bon Jovi has just announced that special guest The J. Geils Band will join them for the first time at select stadium concerts this summer, including the July 18th show at Ford Field in Detroit. “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” kicked off earlier this year and night after night, Bon Jovi has given show-stopping performances to packed arenas across North America. The tour will head overseas in early May and will make its way back to the U.S. in July for the most highly anticipated stadium concerts of the summer.  The July 18th Detroit show is sure to be an epic night of rock n’ roll music.  

Tickets for the Ford Field concert are available starting at $19.50 (plus service charge), and can be purchased now at all Ticketmaster outlets,, or by calling 800.745.3000, and at The Palace of Auburn Hills Ticket Office at 248.377.0100 or visit the Ford Field Box Office. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change. Visit for up-to-date information. #BecauseWeCan

WHAT ABOUT NOW is Bon Jovi’s 3rd consecutive studio album to enter at #1, following Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009. With a focus towards the future, Bon Jovi is also offering fans an unprecedented interactive experience via the free BON JOVI APP at the heart of the WHAT ABOUT NOW album and tour. The mobile application ties together the newest Bon Jovi content and Augmented Reality (AR) software to bring the Bon Jovi experience to life through fans' mobile devices. Once downloaded, open the Bon Jovi app, click on Augmented Reality and point your phone at the WHAT ABOUT NOW artwork wherever it appears, and see the album artwork come alive before your eyes.

For more than 30 years, The J. Geils Band has considered Detroit their second home, with three of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated band’s albums recorded live in front of their diehard Motor City fans (Blow Your Face Out, "Live" Full House, and Showtime!). Known for their legendary live performances, the group’s lengthy discography includes celebrated  hits “Centerfold”, “Freeze Frame” and "Love Stinks,” as well as fan favorites "Looking for a Love," "(Ain’t Nothin' But A) Houseparty," and "Musta Got Lost.”  The J. Geils Band is sure to give fans another unforgettable night. 

Bon Jovi’s return to the road in 2013 launches the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has secured their status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” will continue across North America, South Africa, Europe, Japan, Brazil, and Australia.

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