No one can say that football isn't in the Bon Jovi blood. Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi's son, freshman Jesse Bongiovi, has earned a place on Notre Dame's football team as a walk on, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bongiovi was a star athlete at his Brooklyn, High School, Poly Prep, earning letters in both football and lacrosse. Jon Bon Jovi -- who was originally one of the owners of the arena football league team, the Philadelphia Soul -- played Pop Warner football while growing up in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke about Bongiovi, telling Csnchicago.com, "The kids really like him. They respect him. They don't look at him as a rock star's son. They look at him as a kid that loves Notre Dame and wants to play football and help this team."
Jon Bon Jovi explained why he originally got involved with co-owning the Philadelphia Soul football team: "I think every kid aspires to play rock n' roll guitar in a rock band and then, y'know, the other thing is to be a quarterback on a team. But I'm too old to be the quarterback, so I bought one."
Bon Jovi North American tour dates (subject to change):
October 2 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
October 5 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
October 6 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
October 8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
October 9 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
October 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
October 12 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
October 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
October 18 - North Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
October 20 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
November 1 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 8 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre