Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bon Jovi in Porto Alegre 19/09/17

Bon Jovi began the first of three dates in Brazil, starting with Porto Alegre. I'd be lying if I said I kept detailed records of Bon Jovi's touring history over the past three decades (I haven't even been alive that long, lol), but I've been told this was the band's first ever visit to Porto Alegre. Here's what was played:

Set list: Porto Alegre, Brazil - Estádio Beira-Rio - September 19, 2017

  1. This House Is Not for Sale 
  2. Raise Your Hands 
  3. Knockout 
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name 
  5. Born to Be My Baby 
  6. Lost Highway 
  7. Because We Can
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 
  9. Runaway 
  10. We Got It Goin' On
  11. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic 
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. It's My Life 
  14. Who Says You Can't Go Home 
  15. Roller Coaster
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive 
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me 
  18. Have a Nice Day 
  19. Keep the Faith
  20. Bad Medicine

    encore: 
  21. Olé, Olé, Olé
  22. In These Arms 
  23. Blood on Blood
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Porto Alegre

"It's My Life":

"In These Arms" (includes a few pans to Phil X's epic facial expressions 😜):

If you'd like to share any videos from the show, feel free to link to them in the comments. 🙂

Bon Jovi's next show is Rock in Rio, which will apparently be streamed live at this link. (UPDATE 21/09/17: The band's performance was not cleared for international broadcast, so the live web stream is no longer happening.)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bon Jovi in Bueno Aires 16/09/17

Bon Jovi headed to Bueno Aires on the next stop of their South American tour. Here's what was played:

Set list: Bueno Aires, Argentina - Estadio José Amalfitani - September 16, 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Knockout
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Born to Be My Baby
  6. Lost Highway
  7. We Weren't Born to Follow
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. Runaway
  10. We Don't Run
  11. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  12. Bed of Roses / Cama de Rosas
  13. It's My Life
  14. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  15. God Bless This Mess
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  20. Bad Medicine

    encore 1:
  21. In These Arms
  22. I'll Be There for You
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

    encore 2:
  24. These Days
  25. Keep the Faith

Videos from Bueno Aires






UPDATE 18/09/17: "Captain Crash" and "Bad Medicine", with Jon using the "catwalk" to interact with the crowd:

If you'd like to share any videos from this concert, feel free to link to them in the comments. 🙂

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Bon Jovi in Santiago 14/09/17

Bon Jovi kicked off the South American leg of their This House Is Not For Sale in Chile. Here's what was played:

Set list: Santiago, Chile - Estadio Monumental - 14 September 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Knockout
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Born to Be My Baby
  6. Lost Highway
  7. We Weren't Born to Follow
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. Runaway
  10. We Don't Run
  11. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  12. Bed of Roses / Cama de Rosas
  13. It's My Life
  14. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  15. God Bless This Mess
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  20. Bad Medicine

    encore 1:
  21. In These Arms
  22. I'll Be There for You
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

    encore 2:
  24. These Days
  25. Keep the Faith

First of all, I know they do this every tour... but I must admit, I'm a little disappointed that they've dropped all but three This House Is Not For Sale songs, and one of the ones left is the worst song on the album. 😜

However, despite my bitching, I was actually impressed to see a set list like this, after the stagnant sets of the first leg. I was also anxious to hear how Jon would sound.

Videos from Santiago

"Bed of Roses" (with the chorus sung in Spanish):


"I'll Be There For You":

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night":

UPDATE 17/09/17: Here's "These Days". I'd be lying if I said it sounded amazing but hopefully it gets better each time:


If you'd like to share any videos from Santiago, feel free to link to them in the comments. 🙂

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bon Jovi at Dick's Sporting Goods Open 18/08/17

It's been four months since the end of the first leg of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour, but Bon Jovi came out of hibernation to perform at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. The band started about 90 minutes late due to a storm that left them temporarily stranded in New Jersey, and once the gig got underway, there were comments on social media about the sound being terrible.

Here's what was eventually played:

Set list: Endicott, NY, USA - En-Joie Golf Club - 18 August 2017
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Knockout
  4. You Give Love A Bad Name
  5. Lost Highway
  6. We Weren't Born To Follow
  7. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  8. Runaway
  9. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  10. It's My Life
  11. Bed of Roses
  12. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  13. Born To Be My Baby
  14. In These Arms 
  15. Bad Medicine
  16. These Days
  17. I'll Be There For You
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. Livin' On A Prayer
I don't know if this show technically counts as part of the tour, but if we say that it does, it marks the tour debut of "Bed of Roses", "In These Arms", "These Days", and "I'll Be There For You".  The tour resumes with five South American dates next month.

Videos from Endicott

This video contains snippets of "These Days" and "In These Arms":


UPDATE: Here's most of "These Days":

UPDATE 20/8/17: Here are some of the other videos that have since been uploaded.

"I'll Be There For You":


"Bed of Roses":

"In These Arms":


If you'd like to share links to any videos from this concert, feel free to include them in the comments below.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Reddit AMA with Phil X

Earlier this week, Phil X participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) to promote the Hired Gun documentary. Naturally, he answered a few questions about Bon Jovi.

When asked if he might have greater input in the next Bon Jovi album, Phil said he'd like to be involved in writing:

[–]bossiecat 2 points  
Phil, I love what you bring to Bon Jovi. Will you be more involved in their next album? Have you and Jon written anything together?
[–]TheRealPhilX[S] 3 points  
that would be great. we haven't yet. we spoke about it for the last record but it was already written. i'm hoping we explore writing for the next one.

Phil also explained that the reason he didn't play on all of This House Is Not For Sale was because the album had already been recorded when the band decided to bring him in:


[–]Matticus84 2 points  
Phil, was there any particular reason you played on a chunk of "This house..." instead of the whole thing? Would love to hear you on a full record with the guys.
[–]TheRealPhilX[S] 2 points  
actually, it was all recorded when the band decided to have me involved so JBJ picked 4 songs where he felt the guitars could be stronger and i went in and did my thing. it was a thrilling experience to just do that and i'm very excited to do more.
[–]TheRealPhilX[S] 1 point  
p.s. me too. thanks.

You can check out the whole AMA, featuring Phil X, Liberty DeVitto, and Rudy Sarzo, at this link.

Here's the trailer for Hired Gun:


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bon Jovi crashes Fairleigh Dickinson's commencement

Bon Jovi (with Lorenza Ponce on violin in David Bryan's usual place) performed an acoustic version of "Reunion" at Fairleigh Dickinson University's commencement ceremony on May 16. Fairleigh Dickinson won the Reunion Contest, which began in March. The ceremony took place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

You can watch Good Morning America's coverage of the commencement, which includes Bon Jovi's performance of "Reunion" in full, at this link. ("Reunion" starts about 2:23 into the video.)



As a side note, Jon's two eldest kids, Stephanie and Jesse Bongiovi, are also graduating this week.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bon Jovi in New York 15/04/17 (night 2)

Bon Jovi wrapped up the first leg of their This House Is Not For Sale Tour with a second show at Madison Square Garden. Here's what they played:

New York, NY, USA - Madison Square Garden - 15 April 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 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. New Year's Day 
  15. Lay Your Hands On Me 
  16. Born to Be My Baby 
  17. Have a Nice Day 
  18. Bad Medicine 
  19. Keep the Faith

    Encore: 
  20. Raise Your Hands 
  21. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night 
  22. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars 
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive 
  24. Livin' On A Prayer 

While the only other Bon Jovi shows that have been announced so far are Rock in Rio and the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, David Bryan tweeted that this was the last show of this leg of the tour, indicating that more gigs should be announced before too long.

Videos from New York, Night #2

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" (with a little false start):

"Keep the Faith":

If you have any videos you'd like to share from the second night at MSG, feel free to link to them in the comments.

Were you at this show?