Glitter Ball: Sidewalk Driver to play TD Garden in April


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Last month we were super excited to spread word that Huey Lewis & The News are playing Fenway Park this summer. The catch, however, was that they are opening for Jimmy Buffett.

This week we are super excited to spread word that Sidewalk Driver are playing TD Garden next month. The catch, however, is that they are opening for Bon Jovi.

Them’s the breaks, but in the latter case, we find this totally palatable. Sidewalk Driver were selected by Live Nation to open for the Jersey rock dudes on April 2, Bon Jovi’s Boston stop on their This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour.

Hope that glitter can reach the cheap seats.

“Having grown up with Bon Jovi being part of our collective musical vocabulary, we are overjoyed to have been selected to open for them in Boston!” says Sidewalk Driver guitarist/vocalist Kate Murdoch. “To play with a band that has had such an influence on rock music over the years — and that continues to pack in adoring crowds today — is a thrill and an honor.”

Sidewalk Driver will be among 28 local bands to open for Bon Jovi on their North American tour. It’s the third straight tour Bon Jovi has extended this kind of offer, following 2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour.

For those not hip to Sidewalk Driver’s glam rock tornado of sound, fire up their Spotify below. Featured Sidewalk Driver image by Cara DiFabio for Vanyaland.