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June 15, 2005

Bon Jovi Joins Live 8 - and Announces New Album !!

Performance Scheduled July 2nd at Philadelphia's Museum of Art, for American Leg of Sir Bob Geldof's Worldwide Concert Event "Have a Nice Day" to World Premiere at Radio on July 18th, First Single from New Album
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2005--

100,000,000 Bon Jovi fans ... will be only a fraction of the worldwide audience who will see the Island recording group, when they appear at the Museum Of Art in Philadelphia on July 2nd as part of the American lineup of "Live 8: The Long Walk To Justice." The once-in-a-lifetime all-star event, organized by Sir Bob Geldof on the 20th anniversary of the "Live Aid" concerts, will present concerts in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Philadelphia on the eve of the international G8 Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland. Further information is available at www.live8live.com.
"We're excited to be part of such a great lineup of artists for these shows," said Jon Bon Jovi. "And we're honored to help fulfill Bob's vision. The impact he made in Africa twenty years ago is still the benchmark by which all charitable music events are measured."

The Live 8 news comes simultaneously with Bon Jovi's announcement of the completion of their 14th release, still untitled as of this writing, set to arrive in stores in the U.S. and Canada on September 20th.

The album's first single release, "Have A Nice Day," will enjoy its world premiere at radio on July 18th. The track was produced by John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora; Shanks was voted Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) at this year's 2004 Grammy Awards.

The complete song listing for the album is as follows: "Have A Nice Day," "I Wanna Be Loved," "Welcome To Wherever You Are," "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" "Last Man Standing," "Bells Of Freedom," "Wildflowers," "Last Cigarette," "I Am," "Complicated," "Novocaine," and "Story Of My Life." Further details on the album will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.

The new album is the long-awaited follow-up to This Left Feels Right, Bon Jovi's last studio album, released November 2003. The most recent release is 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong, the deluxe 5-disc box set (4 CDs plus bonus DVD), released November 2004.

For more information, please visit www.bonjovi.com.

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Laura Swanson, 212-333-8533
Ken Sunshine, 212-691-2800

Source: Island

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