Friday, November 16, 2018
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Bon Jovi coming to the Amway Center in Orlando

The next time Bon Jovi comes to Florida, they'll be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

The recent electees will officially be induced on April 14 in Cleveland. Four days later, on April 18, they'll play the Amway Center in Orlando. Tickets to that show start at $29.50 and go on sale Jan. 19.

REVIEW: Bon Jovi, older and wiser, shows Tampa's Amalie Arena lots of Valentine's Day love

Don't hold out any hope that they'll be joined on this tour by former guitarist Richie Sambora. While it seems likely that they'll perform together at the induction ceremony, there are no official plans for anything just yet, Sambora told Rolling Stone.

"I haven't talked to anybody," he said. "I'm sure these conversations will happen. Personally, I'm cool. I'm easy. I'm happy to be there. I'm not worried about what's going to go on, really. I'm just going to say, 'Thanks a bunch.'"

Click here for details on Bon Jovi's Orlando show.

— Jay Cridlin

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