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Bon Jovi rocks them all: Decades into career, band still loves the show 6 February 2011
Centre Daily Times article

Source: Centre Daily Times

It’s pretty amazing that Bon Jovi has been together recording and performing since the first Reagan administration. What’s even more impressive is that they haven’t perished to the pratfalls that claimed a lot of their 1980s hard-rock contemporaries, nor have they been relegated to the often desperate and demeaning rotation of reality TV and county fairs. If anything, Bon Jovi is more popular now than they were during their initial glory years a quarter of a century ago.

“There is a lot of new faces out there, two or three generations of people since we started,” drummer Tico Torres said. “From the beginning, we’ve always toured as many continents as possible, and that gives you longevity because a lot of times when it’s not working in a certain area, you go away from that area and you build up. By touring so much, you get a lot of new fans.”

Having solidly established themselves as American rock royalty, Bon Jovi is coming off the top grossing concert tour of 2010 (their second in three years) and they are kicking off their 2011 world tour, which runs through July, at the Bryce Jordan Center next week. Despite typically playing in larger cities, the band is looking forward to playing in a college town.

“Our production team is getting everything together and everybody gets a great show,” guitarist Richie Sambora said. “And you know what? Honestly it’s very, very spontaneous and fun and it’s a special thing.”


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