Bon Jovi’s new album ‘Forever’ releases amid touring uncertainty

Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi is promoting the band’s 16th studio album, Forever but admits that touring to support it is not an option, according to Despite the album’s critical acclaim as a “big-sounding record designed to be played to big rooms,” Bon Jovi fans may not see it performed live anytime soon.

Jon Bon Jovi candidly discussed the ongoing challenges he faces with his damaged vocal cord, which has not fully healed since his surgery in 2022. “There’s no miracle. I just wish there was a fucking light switch. I’m more than capable of singing again,” he told The Guardian. However, the rigorous demands of a full-scale tour remain beyond reach. “The bar is now: can I do two and a half hours a night, four nights a week? The answer is no,” he admitted.

While regular touring is off the table, Jon Bon Jovi hinted at the possibility of one-off performances. He recently appeared on American Idol, showcasing that his passion for live performance endures. “It lights you up when you’re out there. As long as I have the ability, I will write songs and make records,” he added.

Meanwhile, the four-part docu-series about the band, Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, premiered at the SXSW Conference in March and became available on Hulu and Disney Plus in April, offering fans an in-depth look at the band’s storied career.

The future of live Bon Jovi shows remains uncertain, but the band’s legacy continues to thrive through their new album and documentary series.


  • Featured image: Jon Bon Jovi attends the “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” UK Premiere at the Odeon Luxe West End on April 17, 2024 in London, England/Karwai Tang/WireImage


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