Bon Jovi will play free Central Park show

Concert will lead up to July 15 MLB All-Star game

New York officials say Bon Jovi will play at a free concert in Central Park on July 12. The concert is billed as a prelude to the July 15 Major League Baseball All-Star game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium.

The event will be announced in the afternoon during a news conference at New York's City Hall and will include details of ticket distribution.

Bon Jovi wraps its North American tour with a July 14-15 stand at New York's Madison Square Garden.