Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Boston set list

Bon Jovi kicked off March with a trip to Boston. This was an interesting set. They played some awesome stuff including "Love's the Only Rule" from the maligned The Circle, but completely overlooked the new songs from the Greatest Hits. Oh, and in bad news, it looks like Jon's entered another "I Love This Town" phase. :P

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - TD Garden - March 1, 2011
Last Man Standing
You Give Love a Bad Name
Born to Be My Baby
We Weren't Born to Follow
Lost Highway
Love's the Only Rule
Work for the Working Man
It's My Life
Just Older
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]
Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen cover]
I'll Be There For You
Bed of Roses
Who Says You Can't Go Home
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead / Start Me Up [Rolling Stones cover]
Have a Nice Day
Keep the Faith

Dry County
Wanted Dead or Alive
I Love This Town
Livin' on a Prayer

Videos and such on Hath & Co's Circle Tour blog in due course.


  1. is the circle maligned? I thought it was well received in general by the fanbase?

  2. Well, yes and no. It's still a favourite of mine and plenty of others, but the initial shine has gone off for a lot of people and I know there were fans who felt from the beginning that the band was cashing in on the economic downturn. Still, perhaps "overlooked" would have been a better choice of words there.

  3. Ok cut him a break, the East Coast is his favorite places to perform, forgive him maybe he really "Loves this Town"? I don't mind it live, it gets the crowd going. Of course I'm biased I go to the NY shows (where he does love that town)....He better play Just Older on Saturday, My favorite song and I've never heard it live.....How about a plug to Jon, like you did for These Days last week, for a loyal reader of your blog Please PLAY JUST OLDER ON SATURDAY GUYS!....-Linn in Connecticut

  4. Perhaps the album would still have the shine if the band played it's guts out on stage ala LH or KTF albums! I don't think they were cashing in on any economic downturn at all, that situation is gonna spur creativity so they were bound to get writing on the topic.

  5. Linn - I'm not saying Jon doesn't love the towns/cities he's playing in, but just as he can play whatever he wants because it's his set, I'm simply expressing my dislike for the song on my blog. ;) I don't think my shout-out of These Days had anything to do with them playing it but I'll mention it anyway. :)

    Anonymous - I agree completely. The band gave up on the album far too easily.


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