|BON JOVI TO OPEN THE NEW PRUDENTIAL CENTER IN NEWARK|
|The First Major Sports/Entertainment Venue To Open In Tri-state Area In Over 25 Years
"AEG is proud to announce that Bon Jovi will make history when they rock 'The Rock', opening Newark's world-class Prudential Center," says Nick Sakiewicz, President of AEG New York/New Jersey. "The Bon Jovi shows will get this venue off to a great start, and play a major role in the revitalization of the city. Newark will never be the same."
"We are going to light up the Prudential Arena with a blaze of glory," said Newark Mayor Cory Booker. "The oldest and greatest city in New Jersey will open the newest and greatest arena in the nation, energized by the talent of Bon Jovi, the vision of our partners in this project, and the power of Newark's residents."
Prudential Center is the first major sports and entertainment venue to open its doors in the nation's top media market in over 25 years, and will showcase 76 luxury suites, 2,200 club seats, and an array of amenities and conveniences for fans.
"Since the day construction began we have consistently said our objective was to bring the best in first-rate entertainment to this venue," comments Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman and President of Devils Renaissance Development, the affiliate company of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils responsible for operating and maintaining the team's new home. "And we could not be more excited about Bon Jovi opening the Prudential Center! Jon is synonymous with the best of New Jersey."
Tickets for Bon Jovi's performances at Prudential Center will go on sale mid-June. For more information go to www.bonjovi.com or www.prucenter.com
Bon Jovi's new CD Lost Highway will be in stores on June 19th featuring the single "(You Want To) Make a Memory". Go to www.bonjovi.com to preorder now. Watch this week for the debut of the new video on AOL First Look, VH1 and CMT. Bon Jovi to OPEN THE NEW Prudential Center IN NEWARK(put at heading)
About AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, is dedicated to all aspects of live entertainment and multi-media production. AEG LIVE, the nation's second largest concert promotion and touring company is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, eight regional offices and numerous state of the art venues nationwide. The company's national promotion arm is currently producing tours and productions including Celine Dion A New Day…Presented By Chrysler now appearing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and upcoming promoted concert tours have included artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Prince, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, American Idols Live and So You Think You Can Dance, . Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The company operates Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas) and the Nokia Theatre Times Square, a 2,100-seat concert venue in Times Square. The Prudential Center, with a seating capacity of 16,500+ for concerts, the venue will be a prime location for booking AEG Live's popular roster
About DEVILS ARENA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Devils Arena Entertainment is an affiliate company of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, responsible for the leasing, operating, and maintaining of Prudential Center, the team's future home. The New Jersey Devils are currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won the Stanley Cup Championship on three occasions: 1995, 2000, and 2003.