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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The HDNet Concert Series Kicks Off 2009 With 'Bon Jovi - Live From Nokia Theatre in Times Square'

The HDNet Concert Series Kicks Off 2009 With 'Bon Jovi - Live From Nokia Theatre in Times Square'

New Jersey rock legends premiere on HDNet at midnight ET, Wednesday, December 31 with a special encore presentation at midnight PT

DALLAS, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The HDNet Concert series rings in the New Year tomorrow night with "Bon Jovi - Live from Nokia Theatre in Times Square." The concert premieres at midnight ET, with a special encore at 3:00 a.m. ET - just when the New Year arrives on the West Coast.


The concert airs as part of the "Best of HDNet Concert Series Marathon" featuring twenty-four hours of concerts beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET New Year's Eve and ending at 8:00 p.m. ET New Year's Day.

Bon Jovi was the first band to perform at the Nokia Theatre Times Square, celebrating the release of the "Have A Nice Day" album. The band's career has spanned more than twenty years with albums such as "Slippery When Wet," "New Jersey," and "Crush."

"Have A Nice Day," the band's ninth studio album, topped the charts around the world, and gave the band its career-best first week sales of over 202,000 albums.

Bon Jovi also became the first rock 'n roll band to have a number one hit on Billboard's Hot Country chart with the song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home." The song also won a Grammy Award for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals."

The band, helmed by charismatic lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, also features guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres performing their hits "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "It's My Life," and "Wanted Dead or Alive" for a capacity crowd at the Nokia Theatre.

While still a theatre setting, the Nokia delivers the feel of a club because of the multiple balconies that hug the stage, allowing more patrons close to the stage than at conventional theaters.

Don't miss these legends of rock in this intimate setting! "Bon Jovi - Live from Nokia Theatre Times Square" premieres on HDNet tomorrow, December 31 at midnight ET with an encore at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

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HDNet ( provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming.

HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather and "NASA on HDNet" (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010). HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring Major League Soccer, the NASCAR Camping World Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup re-broadcasts, and premiere Mixed Martial Arts from "HDNet Fights;" behind-the-scenes sports news with "Inside MMA;" groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series featuring leading artists and bands including Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer and more; and entertaining and irreverent lifestyle programming including "Deadline!," "Art Mann Presents," and "Get Out!" HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as the Emmy Award winning "Arrested Development," "The Black Donnellys," "Dead Like Me," "Smallville" and the hit series "Torchwood."

HDNet Movies features a wide selection of major studio theatrical releases - all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio so that HDNet Movies viewers get the best possible home theater experience.

Only HDNet Movies' exclusive Sneak Previews bring feature films to viewers before they premiere in theaters! Some of the HDNet Movies Sneak Previews have included the Academy Award nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Toronto Film Festival nominee "The War Within," and "Bubble," the first of six movies by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and produced exclusively for HDNet Films. Other featured films include "Cashback," written and produced by Sean Ellis, "Broken English," from Zoe Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo and Griffin Dunne, the critically acclaimed "Redacted" directed by Brian De Palma, "Flawless," starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore, "Quid Pro Quo," starring Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga, "Finding Amanda," starring Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow, "Red," starring Brian Cox and most recently "Humboldt County," starring Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich and Frances Conroy and "Special," starring Michael Rapaport. Upcoming Sneak Previews include "Great Buck Howard," starring Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Tom Hanks, and "Harlem Aria," starring Damon Wayans.

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