AceShowbiz - Famous New Jersey Rockers Bon Jovi are set to treat their fans in the U.S. with a free concert and New York is being picked as the place for it. The news was confirmed by the New York City's governor Michael Bloomberg at a press conference on June 30 in the city hall.
The free gig itself will take place at Central Park on July 12 and it is being held as part of the celebration before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which starts on July 15. The concert itself is being labeled the All-Star Concert and is being scheduled to kick off at 8 P.M. with no live TV coverage at all.
Speaking about the upcoming free concert, the band's vocalist Jon Bon Jovi said, "We've gotten the chance to bookend what is the most successful tour in the world this year with a free concert for anyone in New York." He also added, "I just traveled the world again, and New York is still the greatest city in the world."
Meanwhile, although it's a free concert not all fans can watch the concert as according to reports there are only 60,000 tickets being made available for the devotees. People can start looking for the tickets from July 2 as it will be distributed through Baseball parks, such as at the Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees. Besides that, the free tickets can be taken via radio sweeptakes, promotional giveaways, in-store programs and also on MLB.com.
Commenting about the limitation being set for fans who want to watch the concert, Bloomberg said, "Our interest is in keeping the park open and making sure at the same time that we protect the investment the public has made." He also stated that the gig will be "our major stadium production."