Bon Jovi: Full House the Concert From the Boardwalk
|Bon Jovi to Ring in 2004 With a Special New Year's Eve Event on Pay Per View
Bon Jovi's One-Time-Only Unique Performance of Songs From Their New, Critically Acclaimed Album, 'This Left Feels Right - Greatest Hits ... with a Twist'
To Air Only on Pay Per View, Premiering December 31, 2003 at 6:30pm & 9:00pm ET
NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping off an unprecedented year, Bon Jovi will ring in 2004 with a special New Year's Eve performance, "Bon Jovi: Full House, The Concert From the Boardwalk" available only on Pay Per View. After playing sold-out shows to more than two million people in arenas and stadiums on four continents, and garnering Grammy nominations for a third consecutive year, the band went back into the studio to re-record their most beloved songs in an exciting and innovative new way. The result is This Left Feels Right -- Greatest Hits ... with a Twist, an album that debuted in the Top 10 in more than 25 countries and has received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike. Now, for the first time, fans will have a chance to see these songs come to life through a unique performance of the new arrangements available only on Pay Per View.
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Premiering this New Year's Eve on iN DEMAND Pay Per View, "Bon Jovi: Full House, The Concert From the Boardwalk," will be the only televised opportunity to see the band perform songs from the new album live. The 88 minute show will be preceded by 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage leading up to the broadcast of the performance. The concert premiers on New Year's Eve at 6:30pm and 9:00 pm ET -- with a special pre-show beginning at 6:00 pm -- but fans will have the opportunity to order the special throughout January. To order, fans can check with local cable providers for a complete schedule and details on how to order.
This Left Feels Right -- Greatest Hits ... with a Twist is an exciting collection of familiar songs as you've never heard them before. Each song has been broken down to its core elements, then re-discovered and completely reworked, taking it in an entirely new direction. "This set out to be an acoustic record," says Jon Bon Jovi, "but then it became an eclectic record. It took a left turn and never looked back. It became a reinvention, old friends in new clothes."
"Bon Jovi in concert is a great addition to our programming line-up. They have been one of the top music draws for decades. We are pleased to offer their legions of loyal fans the opportunity to enjoy them performing their greatest hits in concert on iN DEMAND starting on New Year's Eve," said Dan York, senior vice president, Programming for iN DEMAND.
Acoustic performances are nothing new for Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora made history when they performed "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive" at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1989 with just two guitars. That performance was voted the #4 All Time Greatest MTV VMA Performance and has been credited as an inspiration for the UnPlugged TV series and the Unplugged movement in music.
More recently, the band selected several cities on their "Bounce" tour to open with a special one-hour acoustic set. These shows were a thrill for the band and that enthusiasm drove them straight into the studio to record their acoustic album. The result was something very unique and entirely unexpected and "Bon Jovi: Full House, The Concert From the Boardwalk," will be the only televised opportunity for fans to see these songs performed live.
2003 has been a tremendous year for Bon Jovi. The band has received its third Grammy nomination in as many years. This Left Feels Right debuted at #3 on the European Chart and in the Top 10 in more than 25 countries. Bon Jovi's year-long tour in support of their last release, Bounce culminated with sold- out shows for a crowd of more than 95,000 in London's Hyde Park and 135,000 in New York's Giants Stadium, and the band is poised to start 2004 with ascension to the 100 million units sold milestone. For more information on Bon Jovi, visit the official website at www.bonjovi.com.
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