If you think F1 has given up on rock music, time to ready yourself for a ticket. Bon Jovi, a band that marks 33 years in existence this year, has been announced as part of the Singapore GP line-up that includes pop-rock band Maroon 5 and former N.E.R.D. member/perpetually happy and ageless singer Pharrell Williams.
Love them or hate them, Bon Jovi has the rare distinction of breaking out of glam rock, a genre forever annexed in the halls of rock next to nu-metal and post-grunge as the most unflattering rock styles ever. They've since become one of the most successful rock bands ever, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and continuing to sell out arenas worldwide.
The band will be performing on September 20 at the Zone 4 Padang Stage, joining reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, who we last saw at Timbre Rock & Roots in 2013, local folk-pop group The Sam Willows and contemporary jazz-fusion trio Dirty Loops as new additions to the line-up.
The organisers behind Singapore GP's concerts every year have never failed to provide acts for a variety of music lovers. They certainly didn't fall short this year either, although we would love to see more discerning acts like the addition of Laura Mvula in 2013 and definitely more local acts as well.
To gain access to the GP concerts, you can purchase walkabout tickets that start from SG$188.