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Bon Jovi Selects Dashboard Confessional to Appear As Special Guest at Tampa Concert on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at St. Pete Times Forum

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TAMPA BAY - Bon Jovi has tapped rockers Dashboard Confessional to appear as special guest on select North American dates of their 2010-2011 “The Circle World Tour,” promoted by AEG Live.  Fresh off the success of the November Interscope release of their sixth album, Alter the Ending, Dashboard Confessional will perform the opening set at Bon Jovi’s Tampa concert at St. Pete Times Forum on April 17, 2010, as well as at shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia and more. 

Dashboard Confessional, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, is one of the most acclaimed acts of the last decade.  The group’s 2000 debut , Swiss Army Romance, was followed by gold-selling records The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001), A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (2003), and Dusk and Summer (2006), as well as 2007’s The Shade of Poison Trees. In addition, 2002’s MTV Unplugged 2.0 achieved platinum status as it broke the band through to a more mainstream audience.  Dashboard Confessional’s latest opus, Alter the Ending, was released through Interscope Records on November 10, 2009, as both a standard version and a two-disc deluxe edition containing acoustic versions of the album’s 12 songs, including first single, "Belle of the Boulevard".  Rolling Stone praised the album with a four out of five rating, saying "The emo godfather's sixth album proves he's also gotten better in that span."

Upon the announcement of Bon Jovi’s 2010-2011 “The Circle World Tour,” the GRAMMY Award-winning band sold more than 500,000 tickets on the first day of sales.  Bon Jovi will spend much of the next two years on the road, performing 135 shows in 30 countries.  Following in the footsteps of their hugely successful “Lost Highway Tour - Billboard’s #1 top-grossing tour of 2008—Bon Jovi will draw fans around the world into The Circle, with a residency at London’s O2 Arena in June 2010 before returning to America in the fall for an additional nationwide leg, and further dates well into 2011. 

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