Bon Jovi is giving its fans another reason to have a nice day.

TheNew Jersey band's Because We Can tour, launching Feb. 9 in Uncasville,Conn., will offer tickets starting at $19.50, a rare bargain forsuperstar acts.

The outing takes Jon Bon Jovi and company toarenas nationwide and several stadiums, including a two-night stand atMetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The group, which has played 2,700 showsin more than 50 countries for 35 million fans, had the highest-grossingtours worldwide in 2008 and 2010. Because We Can, which will introducenew songs from upcoming studio album What About Now, will travel from the USA to Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.

Tickets for the first leg go on sale Nov. 30; for details.

Ticketsare offered at seven price levels (plus service charges): $19.50,$29.50, $49.50, $59.50, $99.50, $125 and $185, plus lavish VIP packagesbundled with such extras as meet-and-greets, parking, dinner andmerchandise.

"Jon is very savvy," says Randy Phillips,president/CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the tour. "He's using the highest10% of the house to finance the rest of the house. It's almost similarto President Obama wanting to raise the upper tax rate. He's an artistwho's fully in control of his own business and who understands thebusiness. He told me he wanted to make sure there was something foreveryone."

Moved by the plight of Hurricane Sandy victims in hishome state, Bon Jovi left his promotional tour in Europe and flew hometo work in a soup kitchen, Phillips says.

"He's been a hugelobbyist for New Jersey," Phillips says. "Because he's so sociallyactive, he never lost touch with what his fans feel and are goingthrough. He does not want to play in an arena full of rich people. Doingthings like this is why this band still matters."

The North American dates:

Feb. 9, Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun

Feb.10, Washington, D.C., Verizon Center

Feb. 13-14, Montreal, Bell Centre

Feb. 17-18, Toronto, Air Canada Centre

Feb. 20, Ottawa, Scotiabank Place

Feb. 21, Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Center

Feb. 27, Atlanta, Philips Arena

March 1, Tampa, Tampa Bay Times Forum

March 2, Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center

March 5, Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena

March 6, Nashville, Bridgestone Arena

March 9, Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena

March 10, Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena

March 13, St. Louis, Scottrade Center

March 14, Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center

March 16, Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena

March 17, Lubbock, Texas, United Spirit Arena

April 2, Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome

April 3, Edmonton, Rexall Place

April 5, Winnipeg, MTS Centre

April 7, St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

April 10, Austin, Frank Erwin Center

April 11, Dallas, American Airlines Center

April 13, Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center

April 14, Des Moines, Wells Fargo Arena

April 16, Denver, Pepsi Center

April 17, Salt Lake City, Energy Solutions Arena

April 19, Los Angeles, Staples Center

April 20, Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena

April 23, Glendale, Ariz., Arena

April 25, San Jose, HP Pavilion

July 12, Chicago, Soldier Field

July 24-25, East Rutherford, N.J., MetLife Stadium

Details are expected soon for stops in these cities:




Portland, Ore.

Raleigh, N.C.

San Antonio


State College, Pa.