After 14 concert tours, 11 studio albums and 28 years, rock legends Bon Jovi have decided to take a two year break from the rock and roll lifestyle. After the 2011 Circle Tour became the top grossing tour of the year – passing the $50 million mark – the ageing rock band, all in their fifties, have decided to take it easy for a while, but not before they rock out a few old favourites for their fans in their last concert.
The American band’s latest album – The Circe Tour – visited countries across the world, from North America to Europe, and featured their chart topping hits, Superman Tonight and Love’s the Only Rule. In each tour, we hear a new and exciting mash-up of a Bon Jovi classic and a non-Jovi tune. In the past we have heard Bad Medicine, mixed in with Shout, but this year we heard an extra song being squeezed in to make it a first time triple mash-up. The band created a crazy combination of Bad Medicine, followed by Pretty Woman and finishing off with Shout, before the finale of Bad Medicine again.
The band has experimented with many musical genres over the years, which make their music ideal to listen to for any situation, For relaxing at home, the Lost Highway album features many upbeat country themed songs, perfect for background music while you surf the web or play Party poker online. Whereas air guitar and head banging opportunities can be done in their classic rock albums, with songs such as Living on a Prayer, Bad Medicine and Lay Your Hands On Me, which are found on Slippery When Wet and the New Jersey albums.
Before the band announced their break, they had some significant achievements. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Most recently, a special downloadable pack on Rock Band 3 has been created. It is heaven for any Bon Jovi fan, because they can play guitar, smash up the drums and sing along to their favourite hits. They also appeared on the UK singing competition show, The X Factor, after being a mentor to contestants in the US version of the show.