According to Pollstar, Bon Jovi is the No. 1 touring act worldwide for 2013, scoring the top-grossing spot based on the strength of its wildly successful “Because We Can — The Tour,” which plays the Tacoma Dome on Saturday.
Last summer, the stadium leg of the tour featured a massive stage incorporating an inflatable replica of a big-finned 1959 Buick dubbed “Sofia.” But the fall leg also features a complex stage production incorporating 90 high-speed moving elements, described as “a kinetic sculpture of light and video.”
Among Bon Jovi’s band members is keyboardist David Bryan, who co-wrote the Broadway musical “Memphis” with Joe DiPietro. Other members include bassist Hugh McDonald and drummer Tico Torres, but beloved, longtime guitarist Richie Sambora left (or was fired) last summer and has been replaced on the tour by Philip Xenidis.
7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $19.50-$575 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).
Gene Stout, Special to The Seattle Times