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Jon Bon Jovi take United We Serve on the Circle World Tour

Concert to Feature President Obama’s Call to Service
At the St. Pete Times Forum April 17
TAMPA BAYJon Bon Jovi, in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service, will be the first artist to take President Obama’s United We Serve initiative to a mass audience by bringing the message of service out on the road and engaging millions of fans on the band’s “The Circle World Tour.” The tour hits the St. Pete Times Forum on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Jon Bon Jovi will debut a concert video that will make a call to service to millions of fans. The video will be shown at each venue on the US-leg of the tour. Bon Jovi also headlined a 60-second television PSA that includes images of President and First Lady Michelle Obama serving, and will be distributed nationally to broadcast stations and used in online promotions.
“Just as Jon Bon Jovi’s music moves millions around the world, his dedication to service will inspire even more to make a difference in their own communities,” said Patrick Corvington, the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership is an amazing opportunity to encourage people from every corner of this country to take action and do their part to help those in need.”
Bon Jovi, a longtime service advocate and philanthropist, calls on Americans in the concert video and PSA to use their energy and passion to help tackle our nation’s challenges. As an individual who focuses his efforts on issues surrounding homelessness, Bon Jovi’s highlights what he calls the “power of we.” The video and PSA intersperse music from some of Bon Jovi's hit songs with a direct call to service. “The reality is – we’re all in this together. It’s time for you to raise your hand, go to and get involved in something you believe in.”
This is the first-ever collaboration of this scale and magnitude between the Corporation, the federal agency that leads the nation’s service sector and a musical artist. The video and PSA featuring Bon Jovi are part of the Corporation’s broader campaign to encourage more Americans to volunteer through the United We Serve initiative. At the Corporation’s 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Bon Jovi and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the initiative with the Entertainment Industry Foundation before the largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.
President Obama has made service a central cause of his administration. Since calling on Americans to serve in his inaugural address, the momentum for service has soared and support for the Corporation's service programs has skyrocketed – more than five million Americans volunteered with the Corporation in 2009, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. The United We Serve initiative challenges all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service to help meet our national priorities. The initiative has successfully bolstered civic engagement nationwide, helped to better our communities in priority issue areas, and leveraged partnerships with non-profits, U.S. corporations, and celebrities to foster a greater sense of purpose among Americans through service.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit
Tickets: Tickets for this event are on sale now at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $26.75, $46.75, $66.75, $96.75 and $126.75. Channelside Club Tickets are available for $225 which includes a ticket in the luxurious Channelside Club, gourmet food and beverage. To order Channelside Club Packages call . Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call .  For more information please call or visit Advanced parking passes are available at and the Box Office.



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