A little over two months ago I posted a story about Bon Jovi's search to fill their opening band slot when they perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this Monday, March 27. According to Minneapolis.org, thousands of videos were submitted by bands across the country for a chance at opening for Bon Jovi on their various tour stops. The entrants were then whittled down to the top 10 possibilities, with the band's management having the ultimate decision of choosing the winner. Not only does the winning band get to open for Bon Jovi but they'll get exposure across Live Nation and Bon Jovi's Facebook page.

For this Monday's show, it was local band Step Rockets that were chosen to perform as the opening act. I would guess that this is the biggest venue these guys have performed at but, after checking out some of their music and videos, it probably won't be their last time in the spotlight. Check them out at their website, StepRockets.com, and Facebook page. Make sure you support your local bands, if you're going to the show and you like what you're hearing from these guys, make sure they know it.

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