96.5TICFM To Award One Lucky Band The Chance Of A Lifetime With The “Wanted…Opening Band For Bon Jovi” Contest


Winning band will open for Bon Jovi’s 4th and final show on May 7th.  Finals will be held on April 28th at Black Bear in Hartford, CT

Bon Jovi’s 2011 Tour, promoted by AEG Live, will stop at Mohegan Sun Arena for its 4th and final show on Saturday, May 7th at 8:00pm and one lucky band will get an opportunity to make a name for themselves. From now until April 28th, 96.5TIC’s “Wanted… Opening Band For Bon Jovi” contest will give aspiring unsigned Rock bands a chance to perform for thousands of fans as the opening act for Bon Jovi.
If you are an unsigned band interested in entering, log onto 965TIC.com from Wednesday, April 6th at approximately 7:20am through Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 11:59am and submit two (2) original songs of your band performing in an actual concert setting, including a biography of your band, a JPEG picture of your band plus a YouTube.com link to your band’s performance.
Beginning on Tuesday, April 12th at Noon, twenty randomly selected eligible band entries will be selected by a panel of experts and 96.5TIC. The twenty bands will be posted on 965TIC.com beginning on or about April 15th at approximately 7:20am for voting by the general public. On April 25th, the top four finalists will be announced at approximately 7:20am on “Craig and Company” in the morning.
The final four qualifiers must attend the “Wanted…Opening Band for Bon Jovi” finals on Thursday, April 28th at 7:30pm at Black Bear in Hartford. Any band that does not register by the assigned time at the determined venue on April 27th will forfeit their chance to participate in the event and will not win a prize. 
The “Wanted…Opening Band for Bon Jovi” event requires each band to perform two original songs and a panel of experts of up to five judges will vote to select the grand prize winner. The winning band will be announced on “Craig and Company” on Friday morning, April 29th at 7:20am. For more information and additional rules, please visit 965TIC.com.
Nearing three decades of an incredible career and currently in the midst of their biggest tour yet, Bon Jovi shows no sign of slowing down. Globally, the band has sold more than 125+ million albums to date, and has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.  In 2010, for the second time in just three years, Bon Jovi was named the #1 worldwide touring act, according to both Pollstar and Billboard (an honor which has only been achieved by three acts in history – Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead).  Bon Jovi Greatest Hits debuted at #1 around the world last November, with the band’s three-decade-spanning retrospective charting higher and selling more copies in its first week than their 1994 Cross Road release, which has sold more than 21+ million copies to date.   For more information on all things Bon Jovi, visit www.BonJovi.com.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and thirty state-of-the-art venues.
The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas.  The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.