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Bon Jovi promises surprises on tour 22 February 2008
Live Daily article

Source: Live Daily

fter decades of playing music, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres still has a smile on his face when his band hits the stage.

"Twenty-five years on the road and 40 years of music. It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," Torres said last week during a teleconference call.

"I feel like I'm a kid up there playing. I'm blessed to have a profession that feels like fun. The traveling and everything else can get you down. Being away from the family is the worst part. The actual playing is spiritual and I'm just enjoying my life. That's why I have such a good time playing."

Torres, singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora and keyboardist David Bryan are looking at touring through July in support of their latest album, the country-tinged "Lost Highway." Before the tour's Monday (2/18) launch, the band was reluctant to reveal anything about the show.

"It's going to involve a lot of media and a lot of visuals," Bryan said during the same conference call. "But it's a surprise. We can't tell you too much. It has pretty amazing screens and the stage is just awesome. It's probably the best stage we've ever had."

Sambora, also on the conference call, was a little more specific about the show without giving away too many details.

"We have a bunch of HD screens that morph into different things," Sambora said. "It's going to be a spectacle and feature things people have never seen before. We're very, very excited about it. From what we know after 25 years of experience, it looks like a 'Holy cow' moment. People are going to walk away going, 'Wow. This is really cool.'"

Bon Jovi hoped fans would have the same reaction to its 10th studio album, "Lost Highway." It worked. The million-selling album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart. Torres explained that the record came about through various visits to Nashville.

"We kind of did it as an experiment and it turned into a real record," Torres said. "Everybody seemed to like it, as well as ourselves. It was something that happened at the time. I don't think it's a genre that we'll follow.


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