Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stormy start to Bon Jovi tour + Uncasville set list 9/2/13

Bon Jovi scraped through a potential PR disaster overnight with the late cancellation of the opening show of the Because We Can tour. The show at Mohegan Sun was set to kick off the widely anticipated tour, but with a severe blizzard in Connecticut, a state of emergency declared and driving bans in place, there was no way most of the ticket holders were going to get to the concert unless they'd somehow had the foresight and finances to arrive at the resort almost two full days beforehand.

Still, reports for most of the day were that the gig was going to take place as planned with no refunds offered to those who couldn't make it. Which would have been both greedy (Fans have already paid the money) and irresponsible (There are always people who are willing to risk their lives, not to mention a fine or jail time for driving during a ban, just to see their boys). The worst snowstorm in over three decades would have been a small gust of wind compared to the shitstorm Bon Jovi was facing if common sense hadn't prevailed, and I'm not sure even the band's most super-ardent defenders could have saved them from that.

Luckily, the right decision was made in the end, even if it took a lot of social media raging to get there. The concert was rescheduled for October 25, 2013 and Bon Jovi performed a free gig for the approximately 2000 people who had managed to get to the venue. And the big kahuna himself, Jon still came out looking like the good guy after being cast as the villain for most of the day.

The set for the free show was as follows:

Uncasville, CT, USA - Mohegan Sun - February 9, 2013
  1. You Give Love a Bad Name
  2. Lost Highway
  3. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  4. That's What the Water Made Me
  5. Because We Can
  6. Wild is the Wind
  7. It's My Life
  8. What About Now
  9. When We Were Beautiful
  10. We Got It Goin' On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. The Fighter
  14. Someday I'll be Saturday night - acoustic
  15. Army of One
  16. We Weren't Born to Follow
  17. What's Left of Me
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  20. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  21. Encore:
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Oh, and Washington DC... You're now officially the first stop on the Because We Can tour. ;)

A couple of videos of new songs from the free concert:


The Fighter

What's Left of Me

1 comment:

  1. This was so great. Shoveled 8 hrs to get little Focus on road. The governor said no but we said, Yes We Can! Took a while to get there but we made it to get a phone call saying the concert was postponed. Heard BJ music from arena and was told it was a free concert for those that made it. The concert is now Oct. Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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