Bon Jovi will be the first band inducted into the Air Canada Centre's Hall of Fame, an honour they’ve earned after selling 600,000 tickets and holding 17 shows at the arena -- more than any other band in the venue's history.
A banner depicting the rock band will hang inside the ACC, which hosts the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA's Toronto Raptors, alongside banners of the city's great sports legends like Mats Sundin, Borje Salming and John Bower.
“Since 1984, Canada and especially Toronto have been there for the band and myself,” lead singer Jon Bon Jovi told the Toronto Star in an email.
“We have had so many memories together and look forward to many more.”
The banner goes up on Nov. 1 alongside a special presentation and fan giveaways during the band’s scheduled back-to-back shows on Nov. 1 and 2nd, as part of their Because We Can tour.
Future musical hall-of-famers — chosen based on ticket sales and number of shows performed — are expected to be announced in the upcoming months.
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