Bon Jovi are planning a world tour.

The group release long-awaited new album 'The Circle' in November, and guitarist Richie Sambora has hinted that the LP will be followed by a series of concerts across the globe.

Asked about any plans to tour, the musician replied: "Next year. 2010, probably spring time we'll get going. And we're going to go for a long time. It's going to be a big one."

The rocker admitted they were planning to release a greatest hits compilation before working on any new material, but he and frontman Jon Bon Jovi couldn't help themselves once they started working.

He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "We started having so much fun making this record, that we decided we would do a studio album first. It sounds fresh - I think we reinvented ourselves again.

"Jon and I had a wonderful time making it. We're very proud of it - just getting down to mixing it right now. We hit a very prolific period in our songwriting."