NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- International superstars Bon Jovi add
another milestone to their multi-platinum career as their latest effort Bounce
debuts at #2 on the Billboard charts. This marks the highest-ever debut for
the band who have earned sales in excess of 93 million albums worldwide.
The new album Bounce is a big rock 'n' roll record that harkens to the
band's roots with powerful songs and the inspiring, optimistic and hopeful
lyrics that Bon Jovi is known for. The New York Times writes, "Bon Jovi has
become a rock 'n' roll institution" and The Associated Press hailed, "The boys
from Jersey are back with Bounce, one of the best hard-rock records of the
year." Fueled by the hit single "Everyday" the album has already topped the
European charts with a number one debut.
Bon Jovi first debuted new material from Bounce at a rousing performance
in front of more than 500,000 fans in New York's Times Square -- and countless
more watching on TV -- at a kick-off event for the NFL season. This feat was
followed by a performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London which was
simulcast live via satellite to more than 20 cinemas throughout Europe, and
webcast live to over 63 different countries and seen by more than one million
music fans. Bon Jovi also recently appeared on the "Today Show," where
thousands of the faithful gathered amidst the pouring rain to watch the band's
outdoor performance, garnering the largest crowd the show has ever had in the
month of October -- rain or shine.
Bon Jovi is slated to mount a worldwide tour in support of Bounce
beginning in December and continuing throughout 2003.
Bounce is the follow up to the incredibly successful album, Crush which
sold eight million copies worldwide (certified double platinum in the U.S.),
spawned the hit singles, "It's My Life" and "Thank You For Loving Me" and
earned the group their first ever Grammy nominations for "Best Rock Album" and
"Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group" for "It's My Life."
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