Bon Jovi has announced its 2021 concert series Encore Drive-In Nights. On May 22, an exclusive performance from the band will be broadcast at over 300 drive-in and outdoor theater locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland. There will also be viewings hosted at select cinemas worldwide.
Tickets for Bon Jovi’s Drive In-Nights show will be available starting April 29 and can be found on the band’s official website.
Speaking of the event, Encore Drive-In Nights CEO Walter Kinzie said: “Bon Jovi is a global icon and we’re so happy that the band will be launching our 2021 concert season! The pandemic has taught us that there are new avenues for live entertainment and this model is one of the safest and most innovative options for world-class, fun events for the whole family. There are millions of fans who don’t usually attend live shows, whether it’s because they live far away from the big touring arenas or because of the cost. Artists can now connect with these fans in a completely new way.”
Bon Jovi’s performance follows Encore Drive-In Night’s 2020 series which included performances by Garth Brooks, Metallica, Kane Brown, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
Our 1st drive-in concert is 5/22! One night only!
Airing at drive-in theaters & cinemas near you.
Presale for The JBJ Experience members is Wednesday 4/28.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) April 26, 2021
The trailer for the band’s performance shows the group making its way to the stage as fans make their way to their cars for the drive-in.
The event will feature music from throughout Bon Jovi’s discography, including its most recent album Bon Jovi: 2020. The project features popular singles “Do What You Can” and “Limitless” and debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200.
The Encore Drive-In acts as a safe stand-in for live music, with Bon Jovi having canceled its 2020 tour with Bryan Adams last spring due to the ongoing pandemic. The event also provides an opportunity for fans who reside outside of traditional touring locations to join in on the fun without having to travel too far.