Just add http:// before the url and it will open those pages in a new tab.
Thanks for helping, but I already had http:// in front of the url.
I think the fix has to be done in logo-bar.php file. I have to put target="blank" somewhere.
Resolved: In the file logo-bar.php I added target="blank" on line 139
echo '<a href="'.esc_url( $social_link ).'" target="blank" class="icon-'.$social_icon.' info" title="'.$social_hover.'"></a>';
Yes, I was going to say you need to add target blank to the link - glad you figured it out and thanks for sharing your solution here!