Bon Jovi at Best Buy Union Square (11/13/09)
Though I had initially thought this would be a performance, it looks like Bon Jovi will just be signing copies of their new CD The Circle on Friday, November 13 at the opening of the new Best Buy Union Square (which is where the old Circuit City used to be). New Jersey’s second biggest musical attraction isn’t thing only going on at BB this week though, the grand opening celebrations will continue throughout the weekend with performances from various other bands you may (or may not) have heard of.
Best Buy seems intent on keeping the Virgin Megastore’s concert tradition alive, even though it’s not moving into the Virgin space (that honor goes to Nordstrom Rack.) According to a flier that has popped up around the neighborhood, the Saturday after opening day will see a performance from Lamb of God at 1pm; Peter Erskine and Friends play at 6pm; and Sunday Anthrax welcomes shoppers at 2pm. The flier also promises something called “Club Beats,” a big section of the store dedicated solely to DJ gear. That should open Thursday, November 19, with special guests Dr. Dre and will.i.am, as well as Diplo, Major Lazer and “other local DJs.” [Racked.com]
Last but not least, Wyclef Jean (who is a national hero in Haiti) will be doing an in-store performance and signing with DJ Drama on November 17, 2009 at 6 PM.
Wyclef Jean at Best Buy Union Square (11/17/09)
Full schedule of events after the jump.
One Union Square South, at the corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Friday, November 13
$20 gift card giveaway
First 50 customers will receive gift cards
Store grand opening
9:30 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Store opens to the public
Bon Jovi appearance and CD signing
First 500 customers to purchase The Circle will receive wrist bands to attend signing
Saturday, November 14
Lamb of God appearance and signing
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Peter Erskine and Friends performance and signing
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15
Anthrax performance and signing
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 or Tuesday, November 17
Wyclef Jean performance and signing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.