New Jersey-based rock band Bon Jovi will open the environmental building conference Greenbuild Nov. 20.

The band behind such 1980s hits as “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” will appear at opening session of the U.S. Green Building Council-sponsored convention in Philadelphia.

“Bon Jovi is the type of band that crosses all generational lines with its diverse and loyal fan base, and we are thrilled to have such an iconic group take the stage at Greenbuild,” said Kimberly Lewis, a senior vice president at the USGBC. “Year after year, we strive to create the most dynamic, educational and entertaining green building event in the world, and Bon Jovi’s performance will give our attendees even more reason to enjoy this year’s conference.”

Jon Bon Jovi, one of the founders of the 30-year-old band and its lead singer, said the group was looking forward to its performance.

“We’re thrilled to help kick off Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia this year, and to celebrate the environment, the mission of green building and those at the forefront,” he said.

Also scheduled to appear at the Nov. 20-23 event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady and secretary of state under President Barack Obama.

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