AXS TV announced today an exclusive sitdown with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and chart-topping music superstar Jon Bon Jovi, airing Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Hosted by Spotify’s Head Of Rock, Allison Hagendorf, AXS TV Presents: A Conversation With Jon Bon Jovi puts the spotlight on the influential icon as he reflects on the creative process behind the band’s latest album 2020, a deeply personal time capsule of the trials and triumphs of the past year; opens up about his experience filming On A Night Like This; and reveals other passion projects to which he has been devoting his time. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit their own questions to the rocker in a sweepstakes, where several will be selected to be answered in a “Fans Ask” segment during the discussion.
The exclusive pre-show event leads into the broadcast premiere of On A Night Like This – Bon Jovi 2020 at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST. The acclaimed concert film captures the band in a unique situation as they perform their 2020 album in its entirety for the first time, during a closed performance in Nashville. Blending intimate sets with candid backstage footage and insightful sit-downs with Jon Bon Jovi, On A Night Like This offers a rare glimpse into how one of the world’s most influential bands is weathering the storm of this global challenge and serves as a powerful testament to the importance of music during difficult times. Highlights include renditions of “Limitless,” “Beautiful Drug,” and “Do What You Can,” among others. This marks the first time ever that the performance will be available on network television.
“We released our new album during such a unique year and without a tour we had to find a different way to perform these songs for our fans. AXS TV has been a great partner and I’m looking forward to everyone getting the chance to watch this special showcasing the band’s first and only time performing 2020 live together,” said Jon Bon Jovi.
“I first interviewed Jon nearly a decade ago in New York, and it is truly an honor to have the opportunity to sit down with him once again,” said Hagendorf, host of the popular Spotify podcast ‘Rock This With Allison Hagendorf’. “It is such a treat for fans—including myself—to hear firsthand about the band’s personal journey during this challenging past year. I was fascinated to learn how these moments, both big and small, culminated into their latest body of work, and I cannot wait to share it with AXS TV’s audience when the interview premieres on March 20.”
Both the interview and the concert will be available across all AXS TV digital platforms immediately following the broadcast premiere, with an encore presentation airing Sunday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET on AXS TV.
“AXS TV has quickly risen as a premier multiplatform brand sought out by acclaimed artists and entertainers. We are proud to be able to offer them strong promotional partnerships such as this, which empower them to share their latest projects directly with a massive audience of dedicated music enthusiasts,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “AXS TV is honored to join forces with Bon Jovi to bring On A Night Like This to television for the first time as part of a multiplatform event—giving our viewers the best seat in the house for an unforgettable evening featuring an exclusive interview with Jon Bon Jovi followed by a unique performance from one of rock’s most legendary bands.”
About Bon Jovi
Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, and extensive catalog of hit anthems, thousands of concerts performed in more than 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and ticket grosses well over $1 billion around the world in the last decade alone. Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band.