For the first time since January 2006, Bon Jovi will be coming back to Buffalo to perform at the First Niagara Center.

The concert will take place Sunday, February 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. and start at $19.50 (plus fees). Tickets can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at tickets.com or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

Joy VIPs, listen up: You'll get first access to tickets, with a presale on Wednesday, January 23. The code will be in your Tuesday (January 22) afternoon newsletter.

Not a VIP yet? Sign up by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 21 for access to the presale.

We'll be giving away tickets on air all next week (January 21-January 25), too -- but you better start brushing up on your Bon Jovi song knowledge! Listen for the "Bon Jovi Blender" at 7:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., then be the ninth caller at 716-644-9696 and identify all five songs correctly, and you'll win a pair of tickets to the show!

Contributed by Dane Johnson