I promised videos from Richie Sambora's concerts at the Melkweg in Amsterdam... and there's a truckload of them in this post, given they were the first two shows of the Aftermath of the Lowdown tour and there were songs were being performed live for the first time. Apologies to everyone with slow internet connections!
If you want to take a look at the set lists from both nights, links are as follows:
Burn the Candle Down - Every Road Leads Home to You
Includes Richie and band's entrance... Solid two-shot to open.
Fallen from Graceland
This was probably the biggest surprise of the 2nd Amsterdam show... Great track from the hugely underrated Undiscovered Soul.
You Can Only Get So High
This song pulled me in the moment I heard it and hasn't let go.
Midnight Rider / Wanted Dead or Alive
Love the Midnight Rider intro. Ride Cowboy Ride or Stick to Your Guns would be great too. ;)
Taking a Chance on the Wind
Richie looks pretty cool here. Nice to hear people singing this one back.
Stranger in this Town - Nowadays
Thought this video ended up being an interesting juxtaposition of old and new. Nowadays is no Stranger, not by a long shot, but it's grown on me.
Weathering the Storm
I know this was co-written by Bernie Taupin but this could be my least favourite song on Aftermath of the Lowdown at the moment. The performance is nice enough but it didn't move me... Would have been nice if the shouts of "Rosie" had come true. ;)
This a bit of a polarising song among Bon Jovi fans and I've been in two minds about it since I first heard the leak. I think I like the song better live but I'm still not really sure about it.
Learning How to Fly with a Broken Wing
This was/is another grower for me.
Hard Times Come Easy
Richie is lapping up his front man role... Looks like he's having a lot of fun.
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis cover
Wasn't sure what to expect with this cover but I do like the song.