And The Winner Of The Bon Jovi Opening Band Contest Is...
Drummer Devon Quartullo’s voice sounds like he's living on a prayer.
He is still processing the news: His band
Quartullo received a call from Live Nation on Monday with the news, and Bon Jovi's Facebook page made the announcement on social media two days later. Quartullo still has yet to come down from the cloud he has deservedly perched upon.
“It was probably the best phone call this year,” he says with a laugh.
Only a month and a half into the new year, it seems rash for Quartullo to assume that Luxxe’s 2017 has peaked; it is an undeniably amazing start (or a blaze of glory) to what is sure to be a busy and exciting year for the Scottsdale-based quintet. The group, which also consists of vocalist and Quartullo’s high school friend Seth
The band heard about the contest through a friend of Gessert's. Aspiring bands who wanted to be considered for an opening slot on Bon Jovi’s 30-show tour had to upload a video on the contest’s website. Quartullo admits he did not think Luxxe had much of a chance to win but knew it was worth a shot. The band has created more than one opportunity for themselves by entering contests such as this. In 2015, Luxxe won the Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands, which earned them a spot in the lineup when the festival made its way through Mesa that year.
While winning this contest is huge, Luxxe
“I’ve never been to one of [Bon Jovi's] concerts,” Quartullo admits. “This is going to be so epic.”
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