Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tokyo 1 set list

Bon Jovi headed to the Tokyo Dome tonight for the first of two Japan shows. I'm still flabbergasted that they chose to overlook Osaka in favour of an apparently failed attempt to sell out the Dome twice, but I'm no CEO.

Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome - November 30, 2010
Blood on Blood
We Weren't Born to Follow
You Give Love a Bad Name
Born to Be My Baby
Lost Highway
Whole Lot of Leavin'
When We Were Beautiful
It's My Life
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
We Got It Goin' On
Bad Medicine / Oh, Pretty Woman [Roy Orbison cover] / Shout! [Isley Brothers cover]
Lay Your Hands on Me [Richie Sambora on lead vocals]
What Do You Got?
(You Want To) Make a Memory
I'll Be There For You
Something for the Pain
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Work for the Working Man
Have a Nice Day
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Keep the Faith

Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin' on a Prayer

Videos and other media links will pop up on Hath's Circle Tour blog in due course.

It's a week before Bon Jovi hits my town. Frankly I'm not expecting a gem-packed set, but if they keep "Something for the Pain" I'll be very happy. Actually, if they play "Always" and "Bed of Roses" I'll be happy.


  1. I am really surprised they didn't switch up the set. I was expecting at least a couple of changes or surprises.

    You are right, it is nice that they are continuing to play Something for the Pain. Looking back on the Circle tour, seeing SFTP (acoustic) and Richie sing Homebound train are the two most memorable events. When We Were Beautiful is probably third. The rest is just a continuation of the Lost Highway tour... obviously with the exception of the few Circle songs they actually play.

    Did you read the article where Jon complains about being bored to tears? I think I might be too if I sang the same songs, spouted the same lines, danced the same moves every night. It's fine. It is still a great show, but Jon has been on autopilot more this tour than any tour previous. And don't complain when you and you alone have the ability to make things interesting for you and the true fans that are able to see you more than once a tour.

    They have the ability and they certainly have the songs to change things up and still put on an electric show.

  2. VERY Standard!

    I agree with bounce442... Jon has been on autopilot this tour.

    Where are the Bounce songs? Where are the Circle songs? Where are the one/two/three spots each set in which rarities are slotted in?

  3. yeah it's disappointing that Jon feels that way. He gave up on the rarities and The Circle very quickly too. As for Bounce, that's the only album that's not represented on any version of the Greatest Hits. I don't really get it, especially when Everyday actually charted and sold pretty well in several countries, more so than In and Out of Love which is on the Japan, Australia and European releases IIRC.

  4. And Misunderstood was up for a Grammy! Although it is not my favorite, it would have given the greatest hits a little more flavor.... another side of Bon Jovi. I'd have picked it over Born to Follow or Lost Highway any day. But they don't ask me, do they?

    The worst idea was putting It's My Life and Have A Nice Day back to back. The song has the exact same formula and chord progression. The play order needed some work but with custom playlists these I guess it is not too big of a deal.


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