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July 09, 2008

Bon Jovi Nears End Of Tour And Looks To Next Projects

Bon Jovi is in the final stretch of its Lost Highway tour, which wraps with a two-night stand at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden on July 14th and 15th. Before that, the group will perform a free show at New York's Central Park this Saturday (July 12th). The New Jersey rockers have been out supporting their 2007 album, Lost Highway, which debuted at Number One, according to Billboard, and has sold more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. Guitarist Richie Sambora says he's thrilled about the band's latest success: "We're the number one tour in the world this year, and that's crazy after 25 years of being out, you know? We've been together for 25 years now."

Sambora tells us he's grateful for Bon Jovi's dedicated fans: "We have built such an amazing live fan-base over the last 25 years because we've just toured and toured so much. And I think people can really rely on us to put on a great concert. They're going to walk out entertained, feeling good, you know, optimistic, hopeful. People leave happy when they go to Bon Jovi shows."

Now that Bon Jovi is nearing the end of its current tour, the guys are looking ahead to their next projects. And by the sound of it, they're not slowing down anytime soon. They've been working on a film documentary, which commemorates Bon Jovi's 25 years as a band. It may coincide with a second greatest hits compilation that also features some new tracks. Sambora says with the end of the Lost Highway tour will certainly come a new chapter. Sambora said that Bon Jovi remains the "number one priority." Singer Jon Bon Jovi told Billboard.com, "I'm not quite sure where to go -- "Is it 'Greatest Hits, Vol. 2'or is it time for a solo record -- or is it time to walk away? I don't know what it'll be yet. I'm thinking about it but not thinking about it, you know? I'm still too caught up in this touring process to think."

Sambora recently lent his guitar work to a new LL Cool J song called "Baby." He's also working on music for a blues movie.

Bon Jovi's next show is set for tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9th) in Boston.

Posted by riesambo at July 9, 2008 06:35 AM