The single “Legendary” is from the band’s forthcoming new album
UPDATED: Friday, February 2
Bon Jovi fans, rejoice, for new music is on the way.
In October of 2020, Bon Jovi released their politically-conscious LP, simply titled – 2020. Originally slated for release in May, the record ended up being pushed back to October because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
“I don’t think anyone will forget what their lives were like between March and September of 2020,” Bon Jovi told Rolling Stone of their new album at the time. “I think this is the Spanish Flu all over again. But none of us, you and I or our parents, were alive 100 years ago. So this is that moment for us. This song won’t be about shoulder pads and having a hairstyle. This will mark a moment in time.”
The album followed up their 2016 smash hit, This House Is Not for Sale. The record hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart.
According to recent social media posts, Bon Jovi are reportedly set to release a brand new song called “Legendary” in March. Nicole Purcell, the CEO of the Clio Awards, shared photos via Instagram on Tuesday [January 30] featuring herself and Bon Jovi members Tico Torres (drums), David Bryan (keyboards), and Jon Bon Jovi (vocals).
“As a Jersey girl through and through, I’ve been a diehard Bon Jovi fan my entire life,” Purcell wrote. “Today was an absolute dream come true! I was thrilled to get a preview of their [Bon Jovi] new single Legendary – coming out in March. Can’t wait to add this to my Spotify playlist!”
GRAMMY® Award-winning music supervisor (A Star Is Born, Trolls, Pitch Perfect 2) and co-founder of Format Entertainment, Julianne Jordan, also shared a photo on Instagram of herself and Jon Bon Jovi.
“Great afternoon listening to the new Bon Jovi album coming in March,” Jordan wrote. “What a treat!”
Check out both Instagram posts below.
Last week, Hulu announced a new Bon Jovi docu-series ‘Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story.” It is the first documentary about Bon Jovi will full cooperation from all band members, past and present. It is set to premiere on Friday, April 26 exclusively on Hulu.
Back in October, Jon Bon Jovi was named the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year. He will be honored at the annual benefit this Friday, February 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, two days ahead of the 66th annual GRAMMY® Awards. MusiCares is the Recording Academy’s philanthropic organization which provides people in the music industry with health and human services, as well as mental health assistance and addiction recovery.
During a red carpet interview with E! News at the MusiCares Person of the Year event in Los Angeles on Friday, February 2, Jon Bon Jovi confirmed that new music is on the way, but he was being coy about upcoming tour dates.
“Well, I don’t know about the road yet,” Bon Jovi stated, “But the [new] album is coming in June, single in March. It’s called “Legendary.” In fact, I’m gonna play it tonight, so we’re very excited about the record and the film, and everything to go with this 40th [anniversary.]”
Watch the full interview below.
At the benefit, a stacked lineup of performers includes GRAMMY® winners Melissa Etheridge, Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, and Shania Twain, along with GRAMMY® nominees Brandy Clark, Damiano David of Måneskin, Goo Goo Dolls, Sammy Hagar, Jelly Roll, Larkin Poe, Marcus King, Pat Monahan of Train, The War And Treaty, and Lainey Wilson will perform. To top it all off, Jon Bon Jovi himself will hit the stage to join his band for a special performance.
The 33rd annual benefit will be hosted by comedian Jim Gaffigan, along with presenters Gayle King, Lenny Kravitz, and Kylie Minogue.
“I’m looking forward to seeing these talented musicians take the stage for the MusiCares gala. I’m honored they are able to be with us for such a wonderful night,” Jon Bon Jovi in a statement.
This year, Bon Jovi are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their landmark self-titled debut album, Bon Jovi. The band recently revealed a very special reissue of the album. The announcement is the first in a series of upcoming surprises celebrating their four decades as a band.
“We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since we released Bon Jovi – the record that changed our lives forever,” the band said. “We can’t wait to share more with you! Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of our journey so far.”
The limited-edition ruby color vinyl features a new alternate cover design, high-end tip-on jacket, and an exclusive lithograph from an early Ross Halfin photo session of the band. The album has been newly remastered from the original tapes for this release. The exclusive vinyl is limited to just 5,000 pieces.
The limited edition cassette includes for the first time full lyrics and the band photo from the LP sleeve, elements missing from its original release on tape. In addition to the vinyl and cassette, the band has curated a special merchandise collection surrounding the record which includes t-shirts, a long-sleeved tee, tote bags, and a calendar.
Released on January 21, 1984 through Mercury Records, Bon Jovi’s self-titled LP peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard 200. The record’s lead single, “Runaway,” put the New Jersey band on the map. The track gave Bon Jovi a hit on the Hot 100, and would go on to become a staple song in the band’s storied catalog. Since its release, Bon Jovi has been certified double platinum by the RIAA.