After historic visit, Bon Jovi vows to return and rock Cuba with a concert

Posted: 02-Jul-16 10:13

During his first ever visit to Cuba last week, Bon Jovi not only toured the sights, dined at the most popular paladar and partied at the most happening new nightclub in Havana (while meeting up with fellow musicians), he also vowed to return to the island and put on a big show for Cubans. During his time in the capital he was keen to voice his plans for staging a concert in Cuba as part of his next 2017 world tour where he'll be introducing the audience to songs from his new album "This House is Not for Sale".

After historic visit, Bon Jovi vows to return and rock Cuba with a concert

Last week we let you in on the fact that Jon Bon Jovi had made a surprise appearance in Havana, where he was photographed alongside various Cuban fans while dining at La Guarida and chilling out in Fabrica de Arte Cubano.

He was accompanied by his wife Dorothea Hurley during the short three-day trip which was more of an exploratory visit before planning to coming back with his band to play live for a Cuban audience, as he later revealed to Cuba’s official newspaper, Granma.

According to the same source Bon Jovi showed remorse at not being the first internationally famous rocker to wow a Cuban audience as the Rolling Stones had gotten there ahead of him. Still, he promised to come back and bring his band along for yet another historic rock concert in the Cuban capital.

When? Next year, as according to Granma he’ll add Havana to the list of stops in his next 2017 world tour, during which he’ll be supporting his upcoming album “This house is not for sale”. No doubt he’ll also be treating Cuban fans to much-loved oldies of his, like “Always” or “It’s my life” after presenting the new hits.

During their short time in Havana Jon Bon Jovi and his wife wasted no time in getting to know the capital as they toured its historic centre, dined at the number one paladar, La Guarida, where all celebrities in Cuba make an obligatory stop and finally checked out the evening entertainment scene with a visit to the capital’s hippest new venue, FAC.

It was there that the American singer and songwriter met up with various Cuban counterparts including one of FAC’s co-founders X-Alfonso and his wife. As a memento from such encounter he uploaded a picture of the four of them together to his Twitter account with the following caption:

Cuban recording artist an amazing new friend X Alfonso with me, his wife Sandra, and Dorothea in Havana!!!".

In another snap taken during his Cuba visit and tweeted to his fans he made reference to the title of his upcoming album with a witty caption: "THIS house is not for sale…Havana Cuba - JBJ” as he posed in front of a grand colonial mansion badly battered by neglect and the passage of time, like many other crumbling Havana beauties.

While chilling out at FAC and enjoying the artsy ambience, Bon Jovi enthusiastically chatted to fellow Cuban musicians about his upcoming new album and the sad, untimely departure of Richie Sambora, one of his band members who was dealing with personal problems. He even treated his new Cuban friends to a sneak preview of some of his new songs.

While no release date has yet been announced for Bon Jovi’s latest album, the 14th in his long and successful career, one thing is for sure; the American rocker will be landing in Cuba to sing it live to a keen local audience that no doubt will fill the concert space to its maximum capacity.


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