Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bon Jovi in Oklahoma City 21/2/17 #THINFStour

Bon Jovi brought their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Oklahoma on February 21. Here's what was played:

Set list: Oklahoma City, OK, USA - Chesapeake Energy Arena - 21 February 2017 

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love A Bad Name
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. We Weren't Born to Follow
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  11. It's My Life
  12. We Don't Run
  13. God Bless This Mess
  14. Scars on This Guitar
  15. The Devil's in the Temple
  16. Lay Your Hands On Me
  17. Born to Be My Baby
  18. Have A Nice Day
  19. Bad Medicine
  20. Keep The Faith

    Encore:
  21. Because We Can
  22. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  23. Livin' On A Prayer



According to a fan in attendance, Jon stuffed up "Bad Medicine":
They restarted the song, by the way.

As for the set list... I know Jon tends to string together "boring" sets in many cities in North America (which kind of punishes diehard American fans for the "sins" of casual fans, but that's a whole other story). The fact remains that we've only heard 29 songs over the course of eight shows on this tour so far. And I can't believe "Because We Can" is an encore song now, lol. "Work for the Working Man" (which I don't mind but most fans seem to hate) did get dropped though. 😉

Since I'm yet to find any complete videos from the 2017 OKC show, I thought I'd share one from the previous Bon Jovi concert there. It was also at Chesapeake Arena, on the Because We Can Tour. The date was 16 March 2013... which would turn out to be Richie Sambora's second last gig with Bon Jovi.

This is "Always" from 2013:

 

If you have links to videos from this concert, or any others on the THINFS Tour, please let us know. 😊

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Bon Jovi in St. Louis 19/2/17 #THINFStour

After playing in Nashville the day before, Bon Jovi headed to St. Louis for the next show of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here's what was played:

Set list: St. Louis, MO, USA - Scottrade Center - 19 February 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Work For the Working Man
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  11. It's My Life
  12. We Don't Run
  13. God Bless This Mess
  14. Scars On This Guitar
  15. The Devil's in the Temple
  16. Lay Your Hands On Me
  17. Born To Be My Baby
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Bad Medicine
  20. Keep the Faith

    Encore:
  21. Raise Your Hands
  22. Because We Can
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive
  24. Livin' on a Prayer
"Raise Your Hands" was played for the first time this tour after being listed as an audible at previous shows.

Videos from St. Louis

"Lay Your Hands on Me" has made a return this tour after not being played since The Circle/Greatest Hits Tour, and I'm finally sharing a video of it:

"Wanted Dead or Alive":

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bon Jovi in Nashville 18/2/17 #THINFStour

Bon Jovi headed to Nashville as they continued their This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Hugh McDonald's stepson Jake Johnson was the opening act, while Bon Jovi reportedly set an attendance record for the venue.

Here's what they played:

Set list: Nashville, TN, USA - Bridgestone Arena - 18 February 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Work for the Working Man 
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  11. It's My Life
  12. We Don't Run
  13. God Bless This Mess
  14. Scars on This Guitar
  15. The Devil's in the Temple
  16. Lay Your Hands On Me
  17. Born To Be My Baby
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Bad Medicine
  20. Keep the Faith
    Encore:
  21. Blood on Blood
  22. Because We Can
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

I was kind of expecting "I Love This Town" given the song is supposed to be about Nashville, although I'm not exactly crying that it wasn't played. I was, however, hoping for "Always" or "Bed of Roses", both of which were played in Nashville on the Because We Can Tour.

Here's Jon talking about the stories behind the album and some of their other songs, before performing "God Bless This Mess":


This is "Whole Lot of Leavin'" from Nashville:

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UPDATE 20/2/17:

"We Don't Run" from the Nashville show (with a decent view of the messages on the big screens):


And here's a photo of Bon Jovi with the Jake Johnson Band (on Jake's Instagram, originally posted Bon Jovi's Facebook).

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bon Jovi in Birmingham 16/2/17 #THINFStour

Bon Jovi continued their This House Is Not For Sale Tour with a trip to Birmingham, Alabama for the first time since the New Jersey Tour, if I'm not mistaken.

Here's what was played in 2017:

Set list: Birmingham, AL, USA - Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex - 16 February 2017

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Work for the Working Man 
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. We Got it Going On
  10. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  11. It's My Life
  12. We Don't Run
  13. God Bless This Mess
  14. Scars on This Guitar
  15. The Devil's in the Temple
  16. Lay Your Hands On Me
  17. Blood on Blood
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Bad Medicine
  20. Keep the Faith
    Encore:
  21. Born To Be My Baby
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

I was happy to see "We Weren't Born to Follow" dropped for reasons previously stated, but it's still not a terribly exciting set on paper. I do hope Jon stands his ground and keeps playing lots of songs from This House Is Not For Sale... though I feel like they could've rotated through the entire album by now instead of only playing the same few songs. (They repeated the live listening party four times so it's not like they haven't performed the other tracks before.)

Here's a video of "Born to Be My Baby":

UPDATE 20/2/17: Here's a video of Jon exchanging some banter with the crowd before the band plays "The Devil's in the Temple":


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bon Jovi in Tampa 14/2/17 #THINFStour

Bon Jovi headed to Tampa, Florida for Valentine's Day on their This House Is Not For Sale Tour. I'm a bit disappointed there was no love song for the occasion -- like "Always" or "Bed of Roses"... or even "Real Love", which is easier on Jon's voice and has the benefit of promoting the current album. I don't expect Bon Jovi to be Bruce Springsteen, but the Tampa set list is exactly the same as what was played in Atlanta a few days ago...

Set list: Tampa, FL, USA - Amalie Arena - 14 February 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love A Bad Name
  4. Born To Be My Baby
  5. We Weren't Born To Follow
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Roller Coaster
  8. Work For The Working Man
  9. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  10. We Got It Goin' On
  11. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  12. It's My Life
  13. We Don't Run
  14. God Bless This Mess
  15. Scars on This Guitar
  16. The Devil's in the Temple
  17. Lay Your Hands On Me
  18. Blood on Blood
  19. Have a Nice Day
  20. Bad Medicine
  21. Keep the Faith
    Encore:
  22. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive
  24. Livin' on a Prayer
Here's Jon talking about old radio stations before kissing a woman in the crowd:
 

And a video of "Scars on this Guitar", which I guess is technically a love song, albeit to a guitar. While I like the song, I think my favourite part of the video was watching Everett Bradley in the background 😜:


"Roller Coaster" from behind the stage:


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Bon Jovi in Sunrise 12/2/17 #THINFStour

The next official stop on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour was Sunrise, Florida. But between the last show and this one, Bon Jovi did a Runaway Tours gig in Fort Lauderdale. During the Q&A in Fort Lauderdale, it was revealed that we can expect tour dates in Canada later this year, and other countries in 2018. (Extra time to save money, folks. 😉)

Here's what was played in Sunrise:

Set list: Sunrise, FL, USA - BB&T Center - 12 February 2017

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born To Be My Baby
  5. We Weren't Born To Follow
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Work for the Working Man
  8. Roller Coaster
  9. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  10. We Got it Goin' On
  11. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  12. It's My Life
  13. We Don't Run
  14. God Bless This Mess
  15. Scars on this Guitar
  16. New Year's Day
  17. Lay Your Hands On Me
  18. Blood on Blood
  19. Have a Nice Day
  20. Bad Medicine
  21. Keep the Faith
    Encore:
  22. Someday I'll be Saturday Night
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive
  24. Livin' on a Prayer
After previously being touted as a possible show opener, "New Year's Day" made its tour debut. Also, Jon really really really likes "Working Man". (I actually don't mind it, despite the hate it gets from most fans, but as I've said in the past, I would much prefer to hear "Love's the Only Rule" from that album.)

Here's a video featuring part of "We Don't Run", all of "God Bless This Mess", and part of "Scars on this Guitar", as well as Jon talking about the album:

"You Give Love a Bad Name":

"It's My Life":

 

UPDATE 14/2/17: The tour debut of "New Year's Day" is also on YouTube now:


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bon Jovi in Atlanta 10/2/17 #THINFStour

Bon Jovi headed to Atlanta, Georgia for their second show of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. The set list was similar, though not exactly the same, as that of the opening night in Greenville. "Because We Can" got dropped (hopefully forever) but so did "Always" (unfortunately).

Set list: Atlanta, GA, USA - Philips Arena - 10 February 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love A Bad Name
  4. Born To Be My Baby
  5. We Weren't Born To Follow
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Roller Coaster
  8. Work For The Working Man
  9. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  10. We Got It Goin' On
  11. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  12. It's My Life
  13. We Don't Run
  14. God Bless This Mess
  15. Scars On This Guitar
  16. The Devil's In The Temple
  17. Lay Your Hands On Me
  18. Blood On Blood
  19. Have A Nice Day
  20. Bad Medicine
  21. Keep the Faith
    Encore:
  22. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  24. Livin' On A Prayer
Here's "Livin' on a Prayer" from this concert:

Like the Greenville show, there's been a lack of decent YouTube videos from Atlanta. I'm guessing that people who might be inclined to take videos have been live streaming instead. I prefer not to use up my battery and data that way, but that's just me.

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UPDATE 14/2/17: "Blood on Blood" from this show is now on YouTube. It includes Jon kissing Phil X after the latter messed up:

Phil went on to explain this moment on Instagram:



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