Goodbye Bruce, Hello Jon.
Just weeks after Hall of Fame rocker Bruce Springsteen closed out Giants Stadium with a five-night gig at the Meadowlands swamp, the New York Daily News is reporting that another famed Jersey rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, will open up the new stadium with his own show next year.
It certainly seems to make sense: If Bruce is the king of New Jersey rock, then Bon Jovi is certainly the prince.
(photo courtesy of the Associated Press/Jeff Zelevansky)
Obviously, the football Giants and Jets are still playing out the season at the old stadium. But Springsteen’s shows were slated to be the last performances there. And it was quite a send-off.
The NY tabloid says the Bon Jovi show will be sometime in the spring, but no confirmation or dates yet.
According to the Giants Stadium website, the new $1.4 billion field, which will have a capacity of 82,500, is due to be completed on Aug. 1, 2010, and will house both the Giants and Jets games for quite a few seasons to come.
No doubt Springsteen will hardly be a stranger to the new venue, and I’d bet a couple of dollars that if the Bon Jovi show gets off you could very well see the Boss pop up on stage at some point.
But first thigns first: Let’s see if the gig happens.
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