Bon Jovi's tour 'Because We Can' to land in Chicago

2013-07-10T18:45:00Z 2013-07-10T18:57:09Z Bon Jovi's tour 'Because We Can' to land in ChicagoEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

Soldier Field will surely be the place for music fans to congregate Friday when Bon Jovi opens the new North American leg of the "Because We Can" Tour.

Jon Bon Jovi and his hit-making band, minus guitarist Richie Sambora, will perform a lion's share of the band's catalog. The current tour, in support of Bon Jovi's latest album "What About Now," will hit major arenas across the country after the Chicago stop and later in the year will travel to Japan.

The New Jersey-bred group performed in various cities in Europe recently and at the beginning of the year brought their show to select American cities. A new state-of-the-art stage and standout production elements are set to debut for the Chicago show.

In addition to new tunes from "What About Now," fans will, no doubt, hear favorites such as "It's My Life," "Livin' On A Prayer," "Bad Name," "Who Says You Can't Go Home," and others.

Opening for Bon Jovi at Soldier Field is the J. Geils Band, featuring original members Peter Wolf, Seth Justman, Danny Klein and Magic Dick along with Duke Levine and Tom Arey. Doors open at 6 p.m. with The J. Geils Band taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. and Bon Jovi performing at 9 p.m. For ticket information and more details on the tour and Bon Jovi, visit bonjovi.com.

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