|Bon Jovi To Play Berlin Wall Celebration, Add Dates To Meadowlands Run
Bon Jovi has added a performance at the 20th anniversary celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to what's already a jammed promotional schedule for its new album, "The Circle."
The group is currently slated to be the only entertainment act at the Nov. 9 ceremony, performing "The Circle's" first single "We Weren't Born to Follow." Jon Bon Jovi tells Billboard.com that he "wrote a fan letter, 'to whom it may concern,' stating about how we've had such a relationship with Germany for all these years and how relevant the song is to the situation and how I was there chipping away a piece of the wall 20 years ago when it came down."
The German government responded with an invitation. "They heard the lyric and got it and said 'yeah,'" Bon Jovi notes. "It's a pretty big deal."
With "The Circle" coming out Nov. 10, Bon Jovi is also gearing up for its Artists in Residence partnership with NBC, which will kick off with a Nov. 4 "Today" show interview from London, where the group is currently promoting the album. The quintet will appear on the show Wednesday during November, with outdoor plaza performances on Nov. 11 and 25 and an in-studio interview on Nov. 18.
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