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iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018: Bon Jovi Receives Icon Award For 35-Year Career

 

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Bon Jovi was honored with the first-ever iHeartRadio Icon Award at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards held on Sunday, March 11.

The legendary rock band took the stage at the historic Forum in Los Angeles, California to perform their classic hits such as "It's My Life" and "You Give Love a Bad Name."

Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of the band, addressed the fans on Sunday night and thank them for the continuous support.

"I want to thank the three and a half decades of fans that have been listening to Bon Jovi songs," the 56-year-old singer-songwriter stated. "We've been at this game a long time and the only advice I'll tell this incredible generation of incredible talent is just stay true to who you are, and then they're going to make you guys icons too someday."

Bon Jovi was founded back in 1983 in their hometown of New Jersey. However, they did not achieve global success until 1986 with the album Slippery When Wet, which spawned hits such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and the aforementioned "You Gave Love a Bad Name."

Their most recent album was This House Is Not For Sale released back in 2016.

Bon Jovi's Continuous Success

The iHeart Radio Icon award will not be the only accolade that the band will receive this year. Bon Jovi will also be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

The band is expected to perform at the ceremony. Former guitarist, Richie Sambora, said that he is willing to reunite with his songwriting partner and perform with the band during the induction ceremony.

"There's not a lot of malice there, you know. I mean, there's just — it was just time for me to leave at that point." he told Billboard in an interview last year. "So yeah, of course."

He also mentioned that he would like to perform "Livin' on a Prayer," a song that has survived and has remained relevant throughout the years. Sambora also said that he has been in touch "on and off" with the band since his departure.

Bon Jovi On Tour

This year, the band also re-released This House Is Not For Sale with two new singles: "When We Were Us" and "Walls." The album landed on the top of the Billboard 200 this week, overtaking Black Panther: The Album by various artists (at number 2) and Culture II by Migos (number 3).

In addition, the band is kicking off the second leg of their tour in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, March 14. The tour will stop by major cities across the United States including Las Vegas, Houston, Boston, Newark, Chicago, and New York.

The Bon Jovi This House Is Not For Sale Tour Spring 2018 will conclude in Capital One Arena in Washington on May 14. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.

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