Jon Bon Jovi says that he has no plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bon Jovi's fourth album, New Jersey, this fall. New Jersey, which was certified platinum seven times, topped the Billboard 200 charts for a solid month, produced five Top Ten singles -- including the two chart-toppers "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You."
Bon Jovi, who plays in Milan, Italy tomorrow night (June 29th) told us that saluting New Jersey any more than including songs from the album in the band's show is pushing it for him: "Yeah, that came and went with Slippery (When Wet) and I don't need that kind of stuff. Y'know, I've always just remained in the moment. I know that next summer there was like the 30th (anniversary) of. . . since our first record, and should we choose to. . . I don't really get caught up in that. I don't know why; maybe it's just because we continued to remain current as we do that I don't need to repackage something in. . . I don't know. I just don't really get caught up in it."
Bon Jovi North American tour dates (subject to change):
July 12 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
July 18 - Dearborn, MI - Ford Field
July 20 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
July 22 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 23 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 25, 27 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
October 2 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
October 5 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
October 6 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
October 8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
October 9 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
October 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
October 12 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
October 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
October 25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
November 1 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 8 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
DID YOU KNOW?
Bon Jovi's New Jersey --which was originally slated to be a double album -- had a working title of Sons Of Beaches.
The album marked the band's first ever Number One album in the UK.
New Jersey holds the distinction of being the first album by an American artist to ever be officially released in the Soviet Union.
Bon Jovi's New Jersey was released on September 19th, 1988 and scored a total of five Top 10 hits: "Bad Medicine" (#1); "Born To Be My Baby (#3)"; "I'll Be There For You" (#1); "Lay Your Hands On Me" (#7); "Living In Sin" (#9).