Jon Bon Jovi Has “No Desire” To Play Super Bowl Halftime
Bon Jovi's online participation in Howard Stern's radio show - The Howard Stern Show / Youtube
Jon Bon Jovi has said that he has no plans in playing a Super Bowl Halftime show, as he had already refused an invitation once – and missed out another chance after spending too much time deliberating on it.
The Bon Jovi frontman admitted that he’d seen some great performances in the event, but explained the reasons on why he didn’t want to be part of it. On Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, the rocker was asked if he’d ever play a Halftime show, to which he responded with, “No desire – I turned it down many years ago. … I didn’t like that you had to team up with other people, that you have these people coming on your stage and all the demands, all the pressures.”
He also said that “it didn’t appeal to me to play at the New Jersey one. It seemed too obvious. The last time, honest to God, that we were at all interested was back when they had it in Dallas, and we didn’t get it. I said, ‘That’s the end of it. … I won’t even talk about it again.’” He also took notice of fellow rockers like Prince and U2, saying, “Some of the performances have been unbelievable. … There’s been some amazing ones over the years. But [it’s] not for me.”
Bon Jovi said that he would be doing his new song “Do What You Can” – which he co-wrote with fans due to the pandemic – on his home-based slot for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraising show on April 22. He also added, “And then, of course, I should do ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, because it’s such an important song for so many people, and it brings us back to happier days.”