While rocking singer-songwriter Ryan Star is ecstatic about opening four shows for Bon Jovi, this isn’t his first time. In fact, he opened for the band when he was 15.
Star, now 33, is embarking on a solo career, but between the ages of 14 and 25 he was in the band Stage. It was a group of high-school friends who released several EPs and, in 2003, an album on major-label Maverick Records.
Stage won a battle-of-the-bands competition, earning the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi near their Long Island hometown.