What is Bon Jovi up to these days?
The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked on music for the upcoming Stand Up Guys (starring Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin). Guitarist Richie Sambora also released took the solo path, releasing the warmly-received Aftermath of the Lowdown in September.
Aside from that, Jon and the boys are embarking on their Because We Can world tour, ramping up the release of their 2013 release of their new album, What About Now. So it appears the band has a lot going on. They'll be hitting the Valley on Tuesday, April 23rd at Jobing.com Arena.
Bermuda: With A Past Unknown, Deserters, Those Who Fear, & Avilion, Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., $10. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Bon Jovi: Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., $14.10-$4,443.60. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200.
Deuce: With Hyro Da Hero, Friday, Dec. 21, 9:30 p.m., $9.98. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
El Ten Eleven: Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., $12. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Electric Six: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m., $14-$16. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
The Growlers: With The Vacant Lots, Earthmen and Strangers, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Daniel Johnston: RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 11, Sunday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $21/$23. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.
Oh Guardian: Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., $12. Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Royal Teeth: Saturday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Pub Rock (formerly Chasers), 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.
Silverstein: With Glass Cloud, Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., $15/$17. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.
Elaine Stepter: With Otis Clay, Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.
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Testament: With Overkill, & 4Arm, Friday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.
That 1 Guy: Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $12-$14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222