Bon Jovi booked to headline St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center for the 10th time in April

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Jan. 7—Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bon Jovi will headline St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center for the 10th time on April 3.

Tickets, at prices to be announced, go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 through Ticketmaster.

Jon Bon Jovi picked up his first guitar at age 13 and was already playing clubs while still a teen. After his single "Runaway" found regional success in 1983, he formed the first version of Bon Jovi. It featured two members still in the band — keyboardist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres — as well as guitarist Richie Sambora, who left the group midway through the band's 2013 tour, which ultimately visited five continents and grossed $259 million.

Bon Jovi ruled the '80s with a string of smashes: "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You" among them. Unlike most other acts from the era, they have continued to occasionally return to the charts with such songs as "Always," "It's My Life," "Have a Nice Day," "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "We Weren't Born to Follow."

Bon Jovi was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The following year, the group began work on their 15th album, "2020." It features songs inspired by current affairs, including American politics, the pandemic and the murder of George Floyd.