Bon Jovi Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th February 2017

Fact: Bon Jovi broke the attendance record for capacity at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee during the band's Saturday night (18Feb17) show. More than 18,500 fans turned out for the group's This House Is Not For Sale Tour date.

14th November 2016

Fact: Bon Jovi's new album, which debuted at number one in the U.S. on Sunday (13Nov16), has also topped the charts in Australia and Japan, while landing in the top five in 54 countries around the globe. This House is Not For Sale, the band's 14th studio album, was released earlier this month (Nov16).

29th September 2015

Tweet: "We love you Taiwan and hope to come back soon!" Rockers Bon Jovi are hopeful they will be able to make it up to fans in Taiwan after cancelling their concert in Taipei on Monday night (28Sep15) as Typhoon Dujuan loomed.

18th August 2015

Fact: John Stamos has recruited his longtime friend, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, to guest star on the actor's new U.S. TV sitcom Grandfathered. Stamos took to Instagram to post a photo of himself on set with the rocker in what seems to be a recording studio.

22nd September 2014

Fact: Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal proved his rock 'n' roll credentials by performing a rendition of Bon Jovi's classic You Give Love A Bad Name at a college bar. The retired Los Angeles Lakers hero clambered onstage at a Louisiana State University campus bar in Baton Rouge on Thursday night (18Sep14) to join a local band for the impromptu show. Film footage posted on shows the star jumping up and down with his arms around one of the musicians before grabbing a microphone to holler along to the chorus of the song.

22nd May 2014

Fact: Rock band Bon Jovi are celebrating 30 years in the music business by re-releasing their old material, starting with their fourth album New Jersey, which will be reissued as a deluxe edition with bonus tracks and a documentary Dvd. More reissues are scheduled for release this year (14).

16th December 2013

Fact: Bon Jovi put on the biggest international tour of 2013, playing to more than two million fans across 90 sold-out gigs. The band took $205 million (£136 million) during the tour. The Rolling Stones were the highest grossing British band of 2013, earning $126 million (£84 million) across 23 shows.

11th August 2013

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi have pulled out of plans to perform at the upcoming New York State Fair due to "scheduling conflicts". The Livin' on a Prayer hitmakers had been booked to play at the annual Syracuse event on 28 August (13) but they have since scrapped the gig.

28th June 2013

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi are fronting a scheme to support emerging artists in Australia. The band is supporting the Telstra Road to Discovery campaign, which helps stars of the future crack the music industry.

23rd January 2013

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi will launch a new London music concert line-up in Hyde Park this summer (13) after famous festivals Wireless and Hard Rock Calling were both moved from the central venue to the Olympic Park site in the east of the city. Jon Bon Jovi's band will headline a massive gig in Hyde Park on 5 July (13) as part of the new Barclaycard British Summer Time concert series. Other acts on the bill are yet to be announced.

21st December 2012

Fact: America's Bamboozle Festival has been cancelled for 2013. The event marked its 10th anniversary in New Jersey earlier this year (12) with a line-up that featured Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters and dubstep Dj Skrillex. No reason was given for the annual gig's axe, but it is expected to return in 2014.

4th December 2012

Fact: Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora kicked off his week-long residency as U.S. late night host Craig Ferguson's house act on Monday (03Dec12) by performing the Scottish comedian's theme song with him at the top of his show.

4th September 2012

Quote: "I'm still learning; I still have a guitar teacher and a vocal teacher." Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora refuses to believe he has mastered his craft.

8th November 2011

Quote: "I'm extremely proud of him. It's an amazing thing that he's doing. Everybody's trying to help out, the world is in trouble in a lot of different ways. Jon's always been a philanthropic monster." Rocker Richie Sambora is proud of his Bon Jovi bandmate Jon Bon Jovi for helping to feed the needy with his new charity restaurant in New Jersey.

9th February 2011

Fact: Bon Jovi fans can check out the band's current world tour online - the LIVIN' ON A PRAYER rockers are to stream part of their concert at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania live on Wednesday (09Feb11).

8th November 2010

Quote: "Rihanna was amazing. We didn't rehearse, she just came in for the soundcheck and nailed the song first time. I hear she's learning the guitar but who needs to play the guitar when you can sing like that?" Bon Jovi keyboardist DAVID BRYAN was impressed with the UMBRELLA singer's collaboration on Livin' on a Prayer in Spain on Saturday (06Nov10).

19th October 2010

Fact: Bon Jovi will receive a Global Icon award at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The rockers will also perform at the ceremony in Madrid, Spain on 7 November (10).

17th October 2010

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi are heading to the big screen - they're treating their fans in Europe to a one-night-only theatre showing of the sold out concert they played in their native New Jersey earlier this year (May10). Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour will hit cinemas across the continent in November (10), with showings in countries including the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.

17th November 2009

Quote: "They did all sorts of things, they’d come to the house dressed as pizza delivery drivers or strippergrams. One time I was home and there were fans on my roof. I went outside with a baseball bat, I thought they were burglars, I went out there ready to kick some a**." Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora on the band's more outrageous fans.

24th October 2009

Fact: Bon Jovi are to become the latest group to appear on British TV talent show The X Factor. The band will mentor the contestants and sing live on Simon Cowell's programme on 1 November (09). Shakira has also been lined up to appear on the series, while Lady GaGa is in talks with producers to perform.

3rd March 2009

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi are planning to release a tell-all book to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a group. Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, slated for release later this year (09), will give fans an insight into the band's life on-stage and at home.

21st November 2008

Fact: Bon Jovi will top the bill at a one-off Live Earth concert taking place in India next month (Dec08). The rockers will be joined by of the Black Eyed Peas and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters at Al Gore's latest climate change awareness concert, which takes place in Mumbai on 7 December (08).

21st October 2008

Fact: Heather Locklear and ex-husband Richie Sambora reunited on Saturday (18Oct08) night to make daughter AVA's 11th birthday a family affair - complete with the Bon Jovi rocker's new girlfriend. The group celebrated Ava's special day at a hotel in Westlake Village, California.

8th October 2008

Fact: The budget for Broadway's musical adaptation of box-office smash Spider-Man has inflated to a reported $40 million (GBP21.6 million). The show - featuring music by Bon Jovi - will reportedly cost $1 million (GBP540,541) a week to maintain its run on the New York stage.

24th July 2008

Quote: "It's a strange feeling when a person at that level is playing a song that I wrote. It's like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm really here now. Bon Jovi knows that I exist.'" Duffy on hearing Bon Jovi have covered her hit MERCY at recent concerts.

30th June 2008

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi are set to play a free concert for baseball fans next month (Jul08). The band will perform as a prelude to the All-Star baseball game at the Yankee Stadium on 15 July (08).

26th May 2008

Quote: "We don't need meditation tents or anything like that. Just give me a room and I'm there." Richie Sambora insists Bon Jovi never make diva-ish demands before their shows.

26th May 2008

Quote: "Being a rock and roll star does exempt you from any of life's problems." Richie Sambora on life in rock band Bon Jovi.

14th February 2008

Quote: "I got divorced, I was going through a custody battle, I was having alcohol addiction problems, my dad was dying... It was a gang tackle from hell, and crawling out of that wreckage was a very triumphant victory." Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora on his 2007 troubles.

7th November 2007

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa are to headline this year's Royal Variety Performance in Liverpool, England. Also set to perform in front of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in December (07) are pop acts James Blunt and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS.

13th April 2007

Fact: Bon Jovi will be the first act to play a full gig at the reopened Millennium Dome, now called the O2 Arena, on 24 June (07).

9th November 2006

Fact: Prince has been named a late addition to the list of 2006 inductees for the UK Music Hall of Fame. The pop superstar will join Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Led Zeppelin and DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, among others, on the honour role next Tuesday (14NOV06).

24th October 2006

Quote: "TICO says, `You know I love you, I've been staring at your ass for 25 years '" JON Bon Jovi shares an in joke with BON JOVI drummer TICO TORRES

11th July 2006

Fact: Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora and Suzanne Vega were born on the same day. They both celebrate 47th birthdays today (11JUL06).

6th January 2006

Fact: <p>Rocker JON Bon Jovi is to give fans of the Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team he owns, a treat when the team tackles the Los Angeles Avengers at home on 5 February (06) - he'll perform with his band BON JOVI during half-time. </p>

24th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rockers Bon Jovi are taking the money from their next video and instead of making the promo, they're building four houses for US charity Habitat For Humanity. </p>

29th August 2005

Fact: <p>DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star James Denton has been confirmed as the host of the World Music Awards on Wednesday (31AUG05). The event, to be staged at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, will feature live performances from Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Destiny's Child and Bon Jovi. </p>

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