Livestream takes place Thursday, Oct 1st
In celebration of their new album, Bon Jovi will perform a livestream concert on Thursday, October 1st at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT via radio.com. The Music Universe will also be streaming the show on this page, so check back for the live embed.
The virtual event will be held remotely and include a special interview Q&A. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi will discuss the band’s new album Bon Jovi 2020 — due the next day via Island Records — and also discuss what the band’s been doing to help communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally set for release on May 15th was a completed album with a breadth and depth of songwriting, titled for a challenging and pivotal election year. Inspired by events that transcribed throughout the first half of the year, frontman Jon Bon Jovi wrote two new songs in his home studio: “American Reckoning,” inspired by George Floyd’s death and the ensuing national movement for racial equality; and “Do What You Can.” The latter, he enlisted fans to co-write to give their views on the COVID pandemic, and shared their stories on social media.
In the midst of the pandemic, the band convened at producer John Shanks’ LA studio to record the new tracks. It was after these recording sessions when Bon Jovi decided to capitalize on the success of their 2005 duet with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?,” that earned the band and Nettles a GRAMMY and made history as the first rockers to have a No. 1 country single. A country version for “Do What You Can” followed via BMLG Records. A new video featuring a masked JBJ and Nettles on the streets of New York City was also released.