Bon Jovi’s new album to be titled ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ and to feature more “socially conscious” themes
Bon Jovi will be following up their 2016 album This House Is Not For Sale with a record titled Bon Jovi: 2020 that will feature more “socially conscious” themes.
Variety reports as follows:
“Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi revealed the title of his band’s new album on Tuesday night on board the Runaway to Paradise Mediterranean Cruise. Speaking to fans in the Norwegian Pearl’s intimate Stardust Theater, Bon Jovi shared that the new record will be titled: “Bon Jovi: 2020.”
“It’s an election year, so why not?” said the New Jersey rocker. “I couldn’t do any worse.”
The other reason for the title, he explained, was that he has a “clear vision” following the release of the band’s previous album. 2016’s “This House is Not For Sale.”
“‘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.”
Bon Jovi added that the album will feature more “socially conscious” themes, including songs about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas.”
You can read the rest of the article about Bon Jovi at Variety’s website.
Wikipedia reports that This House Is Not For sale sold 600,000 copies worldwide, which is rather low compared to previous studio albums Bon Jovi (1984) with 3.5 million copies worldwide, 7800º Fahrenheit (1985) with 3.0 million, Slippery When Wet (1986) with 28.0 million sold, New Jersey (1988) with 18.0 million, Keep The Faith (1992) with 12.0 million, These Days (1995) with 10.0 million, Crush (2000) with 11.0 million, Bounce (2002) with 5.0 million, Have A Nice Day (2005) with 6.0 million, Lost Highway (2007) with 4.0 million, The Circle (2009) with 3.0 million, What About Now (2013) with 1.5 million and Burning Bridges (2015) with no reported number.