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Upcoming concerts: Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm



By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

The concert scene is heating up in Central Florida with new concerts being announced by Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and more.

Bon Jovi is the latest show coming to Orlando, with a date at the Amway Center on Wednesday, April 18.

The newly-announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will kick off in Denver on March 14, and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The Grammy-winning band will also celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale as a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls,” available via all download and streaming partners on Feb. 23.

American Express and Fan Club Ticket presales have already begun. General public ticket sales begin Friday, Jan. 19. Visit for information.

Bon Jovi will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April.

The This House Is Not for Sale Tour was Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour. 2013’s tour was their fourth in six years to be ranked the No. 1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously) with a total of $259.5 million. Bon Jovi also earned the No. 1 grossing worldwide tour in 2010 for The Circle Tour, with $201 million total, and 2008’s Lost Highway tour, which earned $210.6 million. Bon Jovi’s touring legacy was recognized with the “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards prior to the kick-off of The This House Is Not for Sale Tour.

Timberlake also has announced his The Man of the Woods Tour, coming to the Amway Center, Monday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m.

American Express Card Members may purchase tickets before the general public through a series of pre-sale opportunities. For tour dates on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 29, the American Express pre-sale begins Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m.

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Other concerts coming to Central Florida include James Taylor and Rod Stewart.

Legendary singer/songwriter Taylor and his All-Star Band, with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt and her band, play Orlando’s Amway Center on Wednesday, May 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.

As a recording and touring artist, Taylor has inspired people with his warm, baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums and he has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label. His “Greatest Hits” album alone sold more than 10 million copies.

Raitt is more than just a best-selling artist, she is a respected guitarist, expressive singer, accomplished songwriter and has become an institution in American music. The 10-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015.

TICKETS: $66 & $100 (prices subject to change). Buy tickets at

Singer/Songwriter Rod Stewart and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music icon, comes to the Amway Center, Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music with 200 million records sold worldwide. With his signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances, he’s transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career. As a singer and songwriter, his hits include, “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Mandolin Wind,” “You Wear It Well,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation” and the indelible, “Maggie May.” Stewart’s performed for millions of fans on all seven continents, even holding the record for the largest-ever free concert, for an estimated 4.2 million in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve in 1996. In addition to touring, his Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, has remained one of the hottest tickets and best reviewed shows since its launch in 2011. He has earned a myriad amount of the industry’s highest awards. Most recently in 2016, he officially became, Sir Rod Stewart, after being knighted by Britain’s Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.

Lauper is a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist who, after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, “She’s So Unusual,” Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. With a string of unique follow-ups, Lauper has continued to push her own boundaries, exploring electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and with her latest studio album, “Detour,” country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, which features collaborations with some of country music’s most-celebrated artists including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Alison Kraus. In recognition of her ongoing contribution to music, Lauper was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

TICKETS: $56.50, $86.50, $116 & $196 (prices subject to change). Buy tickets at, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at