Here is a selection of videos from Montreal (May 4, 2011)...
Some people have said Dry County is the one song that Bon Jovi should not have done without Richie... or that Phil X "murdered" the solo or words to that effect. It does sound noticeably different, but this is my favourite song and I don't feel that the guitar ruined it, but that's my personal view.
In These Arms
Jon hands the lead vocals to David Bryan for the second verse. I love Dave's voice, so it's always a little thrill for me when he gets his moments in the spotlight.
Diamond Ring / Bed of Roses
The video focuses on Jon out on the platform. No Richie harmonies on Diamond Ring obviously, while Bobby Bandiera took lead guitar for Bed of Roses.
And a couple from Ottawa (May 3, 2011)...
Lay Your Hands on Me
To be honest, I prefer Jon singing Lay Your Hands on Me. (But I LOVE Richie singing Homebound Train.) Jon sings an extra part in the middle here before the instrumental break, so for those wondering about the lyrics, this is what I heard:
I need you
I want you
Lay your hands on me
Wrap your lovin' arms around my back
Hold me closer
Tell me everything'll be alright
I'll Be There For You
Jon out on the platform without his right hand man. He adds an extra part here, too, during the "whoa oh ohs". It's similar to the ad libs on Always at Wembley Stadium in 1995 on the Live From London DVD:
I'll be there for youCorrections for those ad libs are welcome.
Through the wind
Through the storm
Through the driving rain
Through that hard walk home
Right beside you now
Yeah, I've got you now
I'll be there
You want me, I'll be there
I'll be right beside you
Carryin' the weight of the world on your shoulders
Check out Hath and Co's Circle Tour Blog for more video links from the shows.