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- Posted on Feb 26th 2010 9:47PM by Benjy Eisen
But what you don't know about their current tour, behind their newest release, 'The Circle,' is that lead singer Jon Bon Jovi is taking advantage of the routing to do some recon work. The one-time lion-maned teen idol has worked for six years with his charitable organization, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, to build affordable housing for those in need and to combat homelessness and hunger.
The singer spent previous Bon Jovi tours going from the venue to the hotel to the next city, day in and day out. This time around, he plans to spend some of his downtime actually visiting homeless shelters, learning about various connected issues and seeing what works.
While the band still plays their arsenal of feel-good anthems like 'Bad Medicine,' Bon Jovi tells the Associated Press that he's finally ready for the other side of being a rock star. "When you're a boy in a rock band, you want to go out and see the world and do all the great things you're supposed to do when you join a rock band," he says. But, at 47-years-old... it looks like he's feeling the Bono within. More power to him.