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Jon Bon Jovi and Jersey all-star rockers to play fundraiser for Gov. Phil Murphy

by Chris JordanAsbury Park Press




ASBURY PARK, NJ — Here come New Jersey's rock 'n roll all stars to give Gov. Phil Murphy a hand.


Jon Bon Jovi, Johny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem, and Brian Kirk and the Jirks will play a fundraiser for Murphy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Suneagles Gold Club in Eatontown, according to an invite from Murphy for Governor 2021 obtained by the USA Today Network New Jersey.


Tickets range from $4,900 for a single to $49,000 for a table of 10. The tickets include open bar and food and represent a “political contribution” to the Murphy campaign.


The host is billed as an unknown “special guest” and Gov. Murphy and wife Tammy Murphy will be in attendance.


Bon Jovi will be backed by his side band, the Kings of Suburbia, whose members include Carl Gentry, Lorenza Ponce and Everett Bradley.


Rzeznik is a Buffalo native who now lives in Westfield and Fallon is Red Bank native.

Bon Jovi, Murphy's neighbor in Middletown, has appeared numerous times with Murphy in public, and has previously hosted campaign events and fundraisers for him. Bon Jovi performed at a Murphy campaign rally inside the House of Independents in Asbury Park of the eve of the 2017 election in which he defeated Republican Kim Guadagno.

The incumbent Murphy is now running against Republican Jack Ciattarelli.



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