Jon Bon Jovi helped open a housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The 55-unit JBL Soul Homes opened in the Francisville neighborhood after about 18 months of construction. Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex, which he hopes will offer tenants the support they need to get back on their feet.
Bon Jovi said in an interview before the official ceremony:
“This is not a handout, it’s just a hand up. This opportunity for them is special and it’s not easy to come by.”
The four-story building also includes retail and office space. Residents will receive social services from Project HOME, a non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness in Philadelphia.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli are going to be parents!
Haywood and his wife are expecting their first child together and proudly announced the news on the band’s Facebook page, saying:
“So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it’s a boy!!! -Dave & Kelli”
Dave and Kelli were friends for years before they started dating in the spring of 2011. Just months later the couple became engaged and in April of 2012 they married.
Lady A singer Hilary Scott tweeted her excitement for the couple with a big “WOOHOO!!!!!!!!” Scott is a proud new mommy herself, giving birth to her daughter, Eisele Kaye Tyrrell, in July.
Congrats to Dave and Kelli!
Kings of Leon announced Monday that they will embark on the Mechanical Bull tour in the United States this summer and fall.
The tour is set to kick off July 31 in St. Louis and will continue through October 1 where it will end in Concord, California.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 25 via LiveNation.com. Opening acts for the tour are Young the Giants and Kongos.
To see the complete list of tour dates continue on after the jump!
The American Idol summer tour has been set and tickets will go on sale May 9.
The 41-city tour will kick-off on June 24 in Binghamton, NY and will wrap up in Redmond, WA on August 23.
This summer’s tour is smaller than usual. The tour will take the finalists to smaller venues, opting for outdoor venues, casinos and colleges, rather than arenas.
The tour will feature season 13 finalists C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf.
For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to the Melanoma Research Alliance.
Check out the full list of tour dates after the jump!