It all started with a simple question – “Who do you want to win Best Tour of the Year?” After 100,000 Demands from you, the fans, we finally got our answer Thursday night.
At the 2013 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards on November 14, Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier presented Bon Jovi with the Eventful 2013 Fans’ Choice Award for Best Tour of the Year. The New Jersey rockers held off strong competition from Blake Shelton and Bruce Springsteen to take home the honor for the second time in three years, becoming the first two-time winner in the history of the award.
Twenty-five of the world’s hottest music acts from across all genres, chosen from Billboard Boxscore data and Eventful Demands, were named finalists for this year’s award, including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Jason Aldean. Eventful empowered fans to Demand it!® and spread the word to their friends and family to ensure their favorite artist won. After two months of intense competition, Bon Jovi emerged victorious.
Accepting the award via video, Jon Bon Jovi said, “Thank you Eventful, thank you Billboard, and especially thank you to our fans. This is our 30th year in the business, and to still have #1 tours and #1 albums is a real treat and a blessing.”
We can’t wait for all the great concerts 2014 brings us – head over to Eventful to find tour dates near you and we’ll see you at the show!