Bon Jovi: 2020 follows 2016’s This House Is Not For Sale
Jon Bon Jovi has revealed the title of Bon Jovi’s next album. It’ll be called Bon Jovi: 2020 and is expected to be released sometime next year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer made the announcement during an intimate fan Q&A on board the Runaway to Paradise Mediterranean Cruise, according to Variety.
“It’s an election year, so why not?” the New Jersey rocker told fans in Norwegian Pearl’s intimate Stardust Theater. “I couldn’t do any worse.”
Bon Jovi also explained the other reason for the title is he has a “clear vision” following the band’s This House Is Not For Sale which was released in 2016.
“This House is Not For Sale dealt with personal matters, and now it’s behind us,” he said during an acoustic set. “Now I have clear vision moving forward.”
The gray haired superstar also revealed that the album will have “socially conscious” themes, including songs about Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas.
“I’m very happy with it,” he said. “It’s a different record.”
The cruise is the final of two the superstar hosted this year as part of his Runaway To Paradise immersive fan experiences. It set sail from Barcelona to Palma earlier this week where guests were treated to back to back acoustic sets by Jon Bon Jovi after his headlining main stage performance was moved inside due to threatening storms.
Inside, fans experienced reworked versions of “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “It’s My Life,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” a rare performance of “Thank You For Loving Me,” a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “I Will Drive You Home.” The songs were performed during a fan Q&A and storytelling performance where Bon Jovi spoke about the These Days record and answered what songs he wished he wrote.