Bon Jovi just wrapped up a video for “Everyday,” the first single off their
upcoming Bounce, with a performance that can only be called electric.
During the final take, an aerial shot filmed from a helicopter hovering
overhead, a lightning storm hit, forcing all “nonessential” personnel (i.e.
everyone but the producer, the cameraman and the band) to evacuate the set,
according to the band’s spokesperson at Island Records.
The Jersey rockers were shooting in a remote region of Socorro, New Mexico,
surrounded by 27 massive satellite dishes at an installation called the Very
Large Array, one of the world’s largest astronomical radio observatories.
The VLA was chosen for the “global feeling” it provided, as the satellite
dishes were intended to create the illusion of the band’s music broadcast to
all corners of the world, the spokesperson said.
In order to further this universal sentiment, camera crews were sent to said
corners to capture footage later interspersed throughout the video. Bon Jovi
will release “Everyday” later this summer, priming fans for the October 8
release of Bounce, their eighth studio album.
Recorded in the band’s home state of New Jersey, Bounce was
co-produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the same
production team that created 2000′s smash album Crush, which went
double-platinum in the U.S. and sold 8 million copies worldwide. The band
plans an international tour next year.