With last month’s release of their 14th album, “This House Is Not for Sale,” Jon Bon Jovi and his namesake band are returning to the St. Paul arena they’ve made a home in the new millennium. They will roll into Xcel Energy Center again on March 27, a Monday night, with some tickets costing in the vicinity of an average house payment.
Seats to the show go on sale Dec. 10, priced $19.75-$542.50 via Ticketmaster and the arena’s box office. Pre-sale offers begin Tuesday.
This will be the second Bon Jovi gig at the X without original guitarist Richie Sambora, who split with the band in 2013, the year they last performed there. “This House Is Not for Sale” is the group’s first album without him. It debuted at No. 1 in Billboard last month ago riding a decent wave of radio play for its title track.
Still not recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and generally disfavored by music critics – both grievances often voiced by its frontman – Bon Jovi remains one of rock’s all-time top-selling bands with more than 130 million albums sold worldwide off of such '80s radio and roller-rink staples as “Livin' on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” The group’s Circle Tour in 2010 was that year’s top-grossing tour with over $200 million in ticket sales.