Bon Jovi's new album, What About Now, is due March 26, and the band says it will include plenty of social commentary, taking on such topics as the economy and unemployment -- but don't worry...it'll still rock.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, at a press conference in London on Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi told reporters that What About Now will be "a big rock record," but that it will document "a post-first-term Obama, where America was and is" moment in time.
"That moment in time almost forced the record to come out, because otherwise the time would pass and the subject matter becomes dated," the singer explained. He went on to say that many of the songs feature the band "telling tales," and cited one track, "What's Left of Me," as an example.
"[It] talks about people coming out of the economic downturn," he said, according to Rolling Stone. "Just because companies are going out of business doesn't mean those people aren't able-bodied parts of the workforce."
Bon Jovi kicks off a tour in support of the new album on February 9, and the group will be on the road for a year. The band's last tour played to more than 1.5 million fans and grossed nearly $143 million in North America and Europe, according to Billboard.
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