Have you heard of Art Basel? It’s an upscale fancy global art fair with annual shows in Basel, Switzerland, Miami, and Hong Kong. If you can’t make it to Miami Beach tonight for the next event, no worries. Veteran rockers Bon Jovi is rocking the house on Saturday evening, playing a private show for SiriusXM at the Faena Theater for just 200 invited guests and subscribers. It’s one of those events where the worlds of art and music mix together, and Bon Jovi is taking advantage of it.
The timing couldn’t be better for Jon Bon Jovi and company, who have just released their new album This House Is Not For Sale, a collection of 15 new songs. It’s the band’s first record without longtime guitarist Richie Sambora. According to Page Six, Jon Bon Jovi signed his band up to play at the event after he attended a Coldplay SiriusXM event in the Hamptons this past summer.
The show will be carried live on the SiriusXM Bon Jovi channel. On its website, SiriusXM says Bon Jovi Radio will air through Sunday, Dec. 4 on Channel 18, as well as on its app and online. It will return in February, when the band kicks off the tour to support the record
Jon Bon Jovi added, “We’ve played this album for four audiences so far and the response has been really gratifying. These songs are our real stories set to music and they’ve been welcomed as instant classics.”
If you can’t be in the land of pastels and art deco or listen in on the SiriusXM platforms, you’ll be able to at least get a sense of what it sounded like. The band is releasing a quickie follow-up to their studio effort with a live album, This House Is Not For Sale (Live From The London Palladium) on December 16.