Bon Jovi fans from the Land of Oz may have reason to get excited after a series of social media posts by the band’s tour manager, Matthew Bongiovi, seem to hint at a possible Australian tour. Bongiovi, who is the younger brother of front man Jon Bon Jovi, ignited speculaton on Instagram a couple of days ago by posting a still shot from the movie “Kangaroo Jack” that’s captioned “Want to runaway with me?” (See the post below).
Bongiovi also sparked questions and pleas for a tour Down Under in his Twitter feed on May 31 when he declared, “We’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of..........🤔” Then, on June 3, he followed up that tweet with another saying, “I think it’s about time to plan to runaway as far as I can possibly go.” Let’s see, Australia is over 9,000 miles away from the United States, so, touring there would be a big journey for the New Jersey native band, wouldn’t it?
Bon Jovi recently wrapped their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to support their chart-topping 13th studio album of the same name. The tour started in February 2017 and ended last month in Montreal. The band hasn’t toured in Australia since they played there in support of their 2013 album What About Now. Aussie fans are thrilled at the prospect of Bon Jovi playing there and have enthusiastically voiced their hopes for an Australian tour in replies to Bongiovi’s posts.
Bon Jovi dropped two new songs this year (which JBJ teased on Facebook last November) , “When We Were Us” and “Walls.” The first track was inspired by the band’s long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. “Walls,” keyboardist David Bryan told Billboard, “is about unification, not separation” and both tracks are featured on an expanded release of This House Is Not For Sale.” (Watch a video for “Walls” embedded above). Bon Jovi also enjoyed another huge 2018 accolade when they received the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards Icon Award back in March in Los Angeles.
Although an official Bon Jovi Australian tour announcement has not yet been made, fans in Australia and beyond are already “Livin’ On A Prayer” that their wish will come true. Stay tuned to AXS for Bon Jovi updates.