Bon Jovi in Montreal usually nets at least a decent set, but there was some doubt about that this time given the band is playing with a fill-in guitarist. Some people were worried the sets were going to be stagnant and vanilla for the rest of the month with Phil X on guitar. Others didn't want the band playing something they considered "sacred", that only Mr Richie Sambora should be allowed to play. Well, this is what we got.
Only the three "official" band members in Jon, Tico Torres and David Bryan went out to the circle platform for the ballad/acoustic portion of the evening, with Phil X remaining on the main stage with Hugh McDonald and Bobby Bandiera. Dave also took lead vocals for one verse of In These Arms.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Bell Centre - May 4, 2011
We Weren't Born To Follow
You Give Love A Bad Name
Born To Be My Baby
The More Things Change
It's My Life
We Got It Goin' On
Bad Medicine Roadhouse Blues [The Doors cover] / Old Time Rock & Roll [Bob Seger cover]
Lay Your Hands On Me
Bed Of Roses
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night acc. [acoustic]
Who Says You Can't Go Home
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Rockin' All Over the World [John Fogerty cover]
In These Arms [David Bryan on partial vox]
Have a Nice Day
Keep The Faith
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Livin' On A Prayer
Blood on Blood
Check out Hath & Co's Circle Tour Blog for all the video and media links for the show in due course.