Help Wanted: Openers For Bon Jovi



Bon Jovi‘s been relevant for so long not just because they have a knack for writing hits, but also because they understand marketing. Case in point: “Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A Superband Tonight,” an online contest to select 13 unsigned acts to open for each stop on their new Circle Tour.

We’re sure the opportunity to perform in front of a stadium-sized audience will set off a frenzy of interest among bands in local music markets. (Attention bands: get details and upload tracks at Ourstage). But Bon Jovi is taking it a step further by allowing fans to collectively rank the entries by connecting with their Facebook accounts.

One of the most promising acts to enter the competition right now is Jessie Kirk, who fans have voted to the top of the list in Chicago. Her song “Love Finds You” has a mere 599 listens on her MySpace page. We found this YouTube video of Jessie performing around two years ago, when she was nine years old. She recently turned 12, and we doubt she’ll be unsigned for long.

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  1. Stuart says:

    Bon Jovi always comes up with very cool ways to keep fans engaged with their shows. They just announced that they will be streaming their April 11 Dallas show online for free. The show is sold out so it should be awesome. You can watch at

  2. The Variegated Voice says:

    Mike has got to be the most obnoxious, feeble minded person there is on Sober House! When the group had a night out on the town, Mike was going up to as many people as he could and introducing himself, saying close to this, “Hi, I’m Mike, I’m the lead bass player for Alice in Chains”!… AND NOBODY CARED! Don’t you mean YOU USED TO BE, as in PAST TENSE?! Seriously Mike, if you’ve got to point that out to people, then you’re not very popular. In fact, you’re not only NOT popular, but you’re NOT even recognized. Also Mike, for somebody that can’t STAND having the cameras on himself, you SURE do enough to try to get attention. Sticking your middle finger up at as many people as you can constantly and saying F-U, shows your complete lack of intelligence. I can see why the rest of The Alice in Chains Group DOESN’T WANT TO BE CONNECTED TO YOU IN ANY WAY ANYMORE. You’re an embarrassment to them. Oh and Mike, rather than blowing your money on Drugs or Tattoos, you REALLY ought to get those hideous looking MOLES removed from your back. You’ve got a LOT OF NERVE making fun of Jennifer Gimenez’s face! She’s not only NOT UGLY, as you’ve called her, she has a very interesting looking face and is very interesting pretty as well. Jennifer is EVERYTHING that YOU’RE NOT Mike. She’s strong, {she’d have to be to put up with morons such as yourself Mike}, she’s intelligent, {which YOU SHOWED YOUR LACK OF SO MANY TIMES ON THE SHOW}, and she’s got her life together. You’re all washed up Mike. You’re a “BURN OUT”, {to say the LEAST}! You’re WASTED and You’re NOT COOL! ENOUGH ON YOU MIKE! Heidi Fleiss and the rest of you BACK STABBERS on the show, especialy YOU Shifty Binzer, Do people call you Shifty because YOU SHIFT, or SWING BOTH WAYS? I noticed how you SUPER SUCKED up to Jen when you were Downtown and you said, words similar to, {I’m all for sitting around by a fire or,{do we even have a fireplace}?…Then you said, I’m up for playing board games at Jen’s”! Jen then said, “awww you’re gonna make me cry, because you’re really getting it”! All I can say is, Poor Jen, she gives her all to you people and what do you give her in return?!… Rude, snide remarks, and do you ALL know WHY you give Jen such hateful behavior in return?! I’ll tell you why, because that’s ALL you HAVE to give. Sure, Jen may be a bit on the controlling side, but isn’t that how she’s got to be with all of you? After all, none of you are CAPABLE of taking care of yourselves! You’re all a bunch of has beens at your own Pity Party pretending that you’re incapable of cleaning up after yourselves. Drugs are a crutch for you to use to blame your short comings on. All of you ought to be ashamed of yourselves for backstabbing Jennifer the way you do. Dr. Drew, I don’t know how you could actually tell Mike the Muck Mouth that the only thing he was wrong about was by not cleaning his room. He was CLEARLY using abusive language to Jen while at the same time acting physically threatening to her. He should be reprimanded for his abusive behavior all the way around. If you allow him to get away with how he acted to Jen, then you’re opening the door to allow the other abusers in on the act.