Bon Jovi is planning to release what’s described as “an album for fans” next month prior to the band’s upcoming international tour. 

According to Billboard, a rep for the New Jersey rockers as saying that the album will be called Burning Bridges and will be available for purchase on August 21.The spokesperson also reveals that Bon Jovi “is hard at work on their next album, which will see a full-scale release in 2016.”

Two tracks from Burning Bridges “We Don’t Run” and “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” are being released to radio in advance of the album.  The first, which you can hear now at RepublicPlaybook.com, was co-written by Jon Bon Jovi and the band’s frequent collaborator, producer John Shanks.  The song is a hard-driving anthem featuring Jon singing in a gravelly voice, accompanied by pounding drums and chanting background vocals.  According to Billboard, Shanks contributed the track’s wailing guitar solo.

Lyrically, the song appears to refer to the band looking ahead to the future and moving forward, perhaps in response to longtime guitarist Richie Sambora’s 2013 departure from the group.

“Not afraid of burning bridges, ’cause I know they’re gonna light my way,” Bon Jovi sings.  “Like a phoenix from the ashes/ Welcome to the future, it’s new day/ We don’t’ run, I’m standing my ground/ We don’t run, and we don’t back down.”

“Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning,” which Billboard reports was released internationally last week, is an upbeat, melodic romantic song featuring soaring harmonies during the chorus.  According to the magazine, the tune was co-written by Bon Jovi, Shanks and Sambora while Richie was still in the group.

Bon Jovi, the band, kicks off its tour on September 11 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the trek is mapped out through to an October 3 show in Tel Aviv, Israel. We hope to see them in Australia!

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