It was going to be a tour for the ages – Bon Jovi trekking the globe and setting fire to hearts in arenas near and far to support a brand new album for a hopeful 2020.
One beacon of light that was able to shine through, was singer Jon Bon Jovi. In a mere moment of self-reflection while feeding people in need at his JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ the words that have now become song were born out of a photo and social media post; "If you can’t do what you do, do what you can."
Immediately following the onset of the virus, the events of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of police and the national social justice movement, Jon penned the track "American Reckoning."
"I am a witness to history," says Jon in a press release. "I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues that move us."
Today, he’s starting to get back to doing what he does – rock. Their new album 2020, originally set for release on May 15 and now including two additional tracks, has officially been given the go-ahead for October 2.
Here’s the full track listing:
“Do What You Can”
“Story of Love”
“Let It Rain”
“Lower the Flag”
“Blood in the Water”
“Brothers in Arms”