“We’re talking about it. I don’t think there’s any reason not to at this point.”
“Jon [Bon Jovi] was having a hard time with his voice a little bit there and he needed to take a little bit of a breather.”
“I don’t know when Jon’s going to get his voice together and [when the Bon Jovi reunion is] going to happen, but we have to get out there and do it for the fans, really. I feel a second obligation.”
He also added the following about the possibility of recording new music with Bon Jovi:
“Oh, if he doesn’t let me, he’s crazy. I’m on a tear. Actually, I did write that other [Bon Jovi] stuff, too. It’s a misnomer when people go just because his name [Jon Bon Jovi] is on [the band] that’s the name. We just couldn’t think of anything else really. People think that I just come up with the guitar parts and something like that. But songwriting is conceptual. You have to have a concept. It’s a story. And it can sometimes just come from looking out the window and observing and a lot of times it comes from your own life and for the most part of Bon Jovi, my life was a lot [more] colorful than everybody else’s in the band.”
Sambora also confirmed that he has remained on good terms with Jon Bon Jovi:
“You know what, there’s no malice. I mean, we did something… there’s not a lot of bands that did what we did. I mean, obviously, bands like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 [have].”
During a recent interview with Metro, Richie Sambora was asked if he would be open to reuniting with Bon Jovi for a performance at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival next year. The guitarist, who had a “cheeky smile” on his face, responded by saying that “it’s a possibility” and that they are “talking a bit.” The band have yet to be confirmed for the festival, but it would be cool to see it happen.
Original Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such has sadly passed away at the age of 70. The band commented:
“We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such. He was an original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. To be honest, we found our way to each other thru him. He was a childhood friend of Tico and brought Richie to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today those special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly.”
Bon Jovi has announced an April U.S. tour. Pre-sales will launch on January 11 and tickets will be available to the general public on January 14.
04/01 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
04/03 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
04/05 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
04/08 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
04/09 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
04/11 GreeNville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
04/13 Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena
04/15 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
04/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena
04/19 Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
04/21 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
04/23 Austin, TX – Moody Center
04/26 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
04/28 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
04/30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
According to Variety, Jon Bon Jovi was unable to perform at yesterday’s (October 30) “Runaway With JBJ” event in Miami Beach, FL after testing positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, a representative said that the musician “is fully vaccinated and feeling fine.” 7News also reported that fans were already at the venue when the cancellation was announced. The backing band, Kings of Suburbia, all tested negative, but they chose not to play out of an abundance of caution.
Bon Jovi will be kicking off this year’s “Encore Drive-In Nights” concert series. The never-before-seen concert will broadcast in nearly 300 drive-ins across the United States, Canada and Ireland, as well as select indoor cinemas around the world on May 22. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 29 and a list of participating venues can be found HERE. Encore Drive-In Nights CEO Walter Kinzie commented:
“Bon Jovi is a global icon and we’re so happy that the band will be launching our 2021 concert season! The pandemic has taught us that there are new avenues for live entertainment, and this model is one of the safest and most innovative options for world-class, fun events for the whole family. There are millions of fans who don’t usually attend live shows, whether it’s because they live far away from the big touring arenas or because of the cost. Artists can now connect with these fans in a completely new way.”
Jon Bon Jovi has released a new holiday EP titled “A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas.” The effort, which can be streamed below, features covers of Tom Petty’s “Christmas All Over Again,” Elvis Presley’s “If I Get Home On Christmas Day,” and The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York.” Music videos for the tracks are also available to members of “The JBJ Experience.”
Foo Fighters and Jon Bon Jovi are among the artists set to perform at tonight’s (October 25) “I Will Vote” concert in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. That event will be hosted by George Lopez and Ana Navarro and it will also feature: A$AP Ferg, Sara Bareilles, Aloe Blacc, Black Eyed Peas (with Jennifer Hudson), Cher, Ciara, Darren Criss, Andra Day, Macy Gray, John Legend, Dave Matthews, P!nk, and more. The show will start at 8:00 p.m. ET. and fans can gain access to it by donating at joebiden.com/concert.
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