Bon Jovi is looking to pay it forward.

FOX's Michelle Pollino explains:

It's like 'American Idol', but the payoff is immediate, as Bon Jovi is holding a contest to choose bands or singers to open for the Jersey rockers upcoming tour.

(Bon Jovi) "We'll give it a shot!"

If you want to take a shot, you'll have to upload a video performing original music, next up concert promoters Live Nation will select 10 finalists, then it'll be up to the band's management to pick the winners from the finalists to perform 20-minute sets.

The band will begin its "This House Is Not for Sale Tour" Feb. 8 in Greenville, South Carolina, additional dates are expected to be announced, Jon Bon Jovi explained that he was given an opportunity early on to open for huge headliners and he wants to pay it forward.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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