BON JOVI - New Album To Mark A Musical "Evolution"
According to a new interview with Gary Graff
from Billboard, BON JOVI'
s upcoming What About Now? will mark a musical "evolution" for
the band, but not to the point that might be off-putting to group's
worldwide legion of fans.
Guitarist Richie Sambora
tells Billboard that "Jon (Bon Jovi
) and I,
when we get together it sounds like Bon Jovi. It sounds like us. That's
basically the way it is and what comes out comes out." But for What
About Now?, due out this spring, he says the band and co-producer John
Shanks focused on dynamics, and "just basically pushing the production a
bit more or lessening the production so you're a bit more naked. It
goes both ways on this particular record. We've stripped it down, taken
some away and added some different elements."
says the album's first single, 'Because We Can'
which drops January 7, is indicative of the album's upbeat tone to the
album. "The lyrics are very positive - obviously 'Because We Can,'
About Now?,' it's all empowering and that's what we were trying to get
to. We were trying to get some positive lyrics. That's kind of where we
Read more at Billboard.
Bon Jovi recently announced the first set of US dates, taking them
from coast to coast on their Because We Can – The Tour. The tour will
kick off in Uncasville, CT on February 9th, treating fans to
one-night-only performances in US arenas nationwide, plus multiple
stadium shows including a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in the
band’s home state of New Jersey.
Ensuring that there is truly something for every fan, Bon Jovi
offering a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50 (plus
service charges). Tickets will go on sale in select markets beginning
Friday, November 30th. Visit BonJovi.com for up-to-date information.
“As AEG Live embarks on its fourth collaboration with one of today’s
greatest original rock bands, it is no surprise that they are going to
sell out stadiums and arenas around the globe, since Bon Jovi has
consistently delivered the goods to their hardcore and new fans alike,”
said Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live. “‘Because We Can -
The Tour’ will again showcase Bon Jovi’s immense catalog of hits and
some incredible new music from the forthcoming What About Now album and
the signature state-of-the-art production that have become the hallmarks
of Bon Jovi tours.”