Jon Bon Jovi hates leaving his family at home to go on tour
The 54-year-old musician has been making music with his band Bon Jovi since the 1980s, winning fans over with hits including It’s My Life and Livin’ On A Prayer. He’s also a dedicated family man with wife of 27-years Dorothea and their children, 23-year-old daughter Stephanie and sons Jesse, 21, Jacob, 14, and 12-year-old Romeo, who don’t shower him with attention when he’s back at their New Jersey home.
“I go kicking and screaming,” he sighed to People magazine on leaving his other half and brood at home when he has to perform gigs. “You see my fingernails in the driveway.
"You go from that life of vampires... then suddenly you’re taking the garbage out and the kids to school, going to bed at 10:30. It’s a dramatic change! In a perfect world you’d go to a place like astronauts and decompress for a few days before they let you out into the real world.”
He doesn’t begrudge the laidback way of life though as he admits he’d much rather spend time with his wife and kids than be on the road. In fact, whereas some musicians love playing around the world the star insists he isn’t a “journeyman” or “applause junkie”.
Bon Jovi will be touring once again from February 2017 to promote the band’s new album, This House Is Not For Sale, which marks the group’s first record since guitarist Richie Sambora suddenly left in 2013.
Earlier this week (beg31Oct16) keyboardist David Bryan told Antiheromagazine.com that the rockers have had a new lease of life since Richie departed.
"It's a different thing, but there's new life, and I think when you have new people, you have new energy," David explained. "Of course, we had some wonderful years with Richie, but if he wants to move on in his direction, it's one of those things that you can't avoid."
This House Is Not For Sale is available to buy on Friday (04Nov16).