Bon Jovi has rocked more than a million faces around the world. Now, with a new album coming out, is frontman Jon Bon Jovi ready to do it again?
“No,” said Bon Jovi in an interview with the Extra TV show. “We’ll go out, but not to the extent that historically we have done.”
Bon Jovi has toured the world every year since 2000, except for 2009, 2012 and 2014. Last year, the band toured Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With a new album, “This House Is Not for Sale,” due Oct. 21, and speculation of concert dates in Cuba after the frontman visited there in the summer, it seemed logical that a new world tour was beckoning.
“Perhaps, not necessarily,” Bon Jovi said. “I haven’t honestly decided.”
It’s Bon Jovi in a different gear. The album’s lead single, “The House Is Not for Sale,” is a big, bold statement of defiance and purpose. Perhaps it’s also signal of a break in the routine.
If so, it’s in accordance with former member Richie Sambora’s stance when he exited the band mid-tour in 2013. He was tired of the monster tours.
“I wouldn’t want to go out and do those long tours anymore,” said Sambora to ABC Radio in 2015. “It’s 16-and-a-half months on the road. That was a normal tour for us. There was some breaks, but not significant, you know.”
Bon Jovi also spoke of performing with Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffett at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser Aug. 30 at Buffett’s home in the Hamptons. The performance ended with “Hey Jude.”
“That was especially fun because Jimmy Buffet is a dear friend of mine, it was at Jimmy’s house,” Bon Jovi said. “Paul McCartney, you know Paul, no matter who he is around you become a giddy kid because he’s one of the Beatles and he’s also a great guy, an incredible man. I’ve been blessed enough to know him for a number of years. Any time I get to spend time with him is a treat.”
Bon Jovi was unequivocal in his support of Clinton.
“I think that she’s fabulous. I think she’s the right person for the job,” Bon Jovi said. “Her experience speaks volumes and personally I’m blessed to say I know her and trust her. So for the sake of my kids and the country, I’m supporting her.”