After a successful tour in 2010 which grossed more than $146.5 million and entertained 1.5 million fans, and the release of their Greatest Hits CD, Bon Jovi are now gearing up to begin touring again in February.
But once that tour concludes in July, plans aren’t exactly clear. And as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bon Jovi[/lastfm] drummer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tico Torres[/lastfm] told Billboard.com, it may just be time for the band to take an extended break.
In a conference call with Billboard, Torres said:
I think we need to take a break. It’s a long, extensive tour since last February, not just the tour but putting it together, doing the record ['The Circle']. It’s a long process, and I think it’s important for us to just get away from the audience for a bit. Sometimes you need to get away so people can appreciate you better, and you also have to get away to live your life and create and recharge… So the best thing I can tell you is we’re gonna need a couple years off for sure.
Guitarist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Richie Sambora[/lastfm] agrees somewhat, but doesn’t think they need that long of a break. According to Sambora:
We do need a little bit of a break, but not that much of a break, ’cause what’s going to happen is there’s more songs to be written and… Y’know, guess what? We want to be the Rolling Stones. I know I do.
Jon Bon Jovi is already gearing up to co-star in the star-studded rom/com New Year’s Day along with Robert DeNiro. Maybe the rest of the guys can launch acting careers too during the band’s hiatus!