Jon Bon Jovi teased fans with a new Instagram Live video showing the band back in the recording studio, creating what appears to be new music in an exciting new setting. The quick clip panned each member of the band as they worked together in a Nashville recording studio.
The Asbury Park Press reported that Bon Jovi members including Tico Torres, David Bryan, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald are currently working at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios. This will be the second time in the band's history that they will be working in Music City. The last was for their successful crossover album Lost Highway, released in 2007. At that time, the album was recorded at Blackbird Studios.
In an Instagram story video posted by Jon Bon Jovi on Saturday, March 9, the group was seen in the facility, which is located in a former church.
Jon said to the fans who viewed the short clip, "Day one, song one. A new record, see ya!"
During the video, he was holding a guitar pick in his mouth.
This will be the band's first new music since their last album This House is Not For Sale, which was released in November 2016. For that album, the band embarked on a tour that packed houses from coast to coast throughout most of 2017 and 2018.
Bon Jovi will be heading overseas for some select tour stops in that will begin the end of May and last through to September of this year. These dates will take the band to Moscow, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, England, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Romania, and Israel. The band will end the tour at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro in September. This will be the fifth appearance of Bon Jovi at Rock in Rio.