EvntLive streaming service serves up Bon Jovi tour leg finale
Streaming startup EvntLive makes the leap into arena events this evening with a webcast of the final night of Bon Jovi's North American spring tour.
The show winds down a string of dates that featured Phil Xenidis in the lead guitar slot, replacing longtime band member and onstage foil Richie Sambora, who stepped away from the band just before the current leg of dates to deal with what all side are saying is a "personal matter" at home in California.
The band is supporting their 12th album, "What About Now," which was released in March. Following this month's North American dates, the band hits South Africa and Europe before swinging back through the U.S. for a sprinkling of stadium dates in July.
EvntLive has made a big splash in a short time, co-founded by Silicon Valley veteran Judy Estrin and riding a $2.3 million investment round that included Troy Carter, better known in music circles for being Lady Gaga's manager.
The company works with artists and venues to produce online streams of concerts, some free and some requiring a virtual ticket purchase for access.
Bon Jovi's event is a free one and kicks off at 8pm PT/ 11pm ET at evntlive.com.
7 - Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town Stadium
11 - Johannesburg, South Africa - FNB Stadium
14 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Levski Stadium
17 - Vienna, Austria - Race Course Krieau
18 - Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
21 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin
22 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen
24 - Stockholm, Sweden - Olympic Stadium
26 - Tampere, Finland - Ratina Stadium
6 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
8 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Etihad Stadium
9 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Villa Park
12 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - City Stadium
13 - Sunderland, United Kingdom - Stadium of Light
15 - Dublin, Ireland - Slane Castle
16 - Newport, United Kingdom - Isle of Wight Festival
18 - Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
19 - Gdansk, Poland - PGE Arena
21 - Stuttgart, Germany - Wasen
22 - Cologne, Germany - Rheinenergie Stadion
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Synot Arena
26 - Lisbon, Portugal - Parque da Bela Vista
27 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Vicente Calderon
29 - Milan, Italy - San Siro
30 - Berne, Switzerland - Stade de Suisse
3 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Hampden Park
5 - London, United Kingdom - Barclaycard British Summer Time
12 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
18 - Dearborn, MI - Ford Field
20 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
24, 25 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
20 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Rock In Rio
25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena