Wednesday, October 30, 2013

David Bergman interview on Silverman: On Sports

Bon Jovi tour photographer David Bergman was interviewed on Silverman: On Sports recently. He talked about Tico Torres's recent medical scares; rumours in the media (touching on the Richie Sambora saga and Jon's hoax death); Branka and Gonzo's wedding; Jon's love of football; and why photographing Bon Jovi is his dream gig despite his sports background.

You can listen to the interview here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wanted Dead or Alive + JBJ's tribute to Phil X in Uncasville

Jon Bon Jovi reflected on the ups and downs of the tour this year and paid tribute to Phil X in his speech following Wanted Dead or Alive at Mohegan Sun.

Wanted Mohegan Sun 2013 Welcome to the world Xavier

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bon Jovi Uncasville set list 25/10/13 (and congrats Phil X!)

Some changes to the set for Bon Jovi's concert in Uncasville, which was supposed to be the first show of the tour back in February until severe snowstorms forced the gig to be rescheduled. A couple of new songs from What About Now made a reappearance, as well as a classic in Bed of Roses.

Were you at this show?

Uncasville, CT, US - Mohegan Sun - October 25, 2013
  1. Lost Highway
  2. That's What The Water Made Me
  3. You Give Love A Bad Name
  4. Born To Be My Baby
  5. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
  6. Superman Tonight
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  11. Keep The Faith
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick As Thieves
  15. (You Want To) Make A Memory
  16. Army of One
  17. We Weren' t Born To Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison cover
  20. I'll Sleep when I'm Dead
  21. Encore:
  22. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  23. Livin' On A Prayer

In other news, Phil X's wife Lindy gave birth to their son Xavier Joshua Xenidis the day before this show. Congratulations to the family!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Richie Sambora performs Lean on Me at #CostOfCarbon event

Richie Sambora and his solo band performed Bill Withers' "Lean On Me" as part of 24 Hours of Reality, a live-streamed multimedia event to raise awareness of the effects of carbon pollution. Check out the performance below.

Bon Jovi Chicago set list 23/10/13

It's only been a little over three months since Bon Jovi's last concert in Chicago. And I suspect that oversaturating the market over the past few years has more to do with the reportedly poor ticket sales this leg than the continuing absence of Richie Sambora, but I've heard mixed reviews about this show. Were you there?

Chicago, IL, USA - United Center - October 23, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Diamond Ring
  15. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  16. Born to Be My Baby
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine
    / Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - Bob Seger cover

  21. encore:
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Work for the Working Man
  24. I'll Be There For You
  25. Runaway
  26. Have a Nice Day
  27. Livin' on a Prayer

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bon Jovi Green Bay set list 22/10/13

A few nice change-ups for Bon Jovi's Green Bay show. Were you there?

Green Bay, WI, USA - Resch Center - October 22, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
  6. Lost Highway
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Diamond Ring
  15. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  16. Born To Be My Baby
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive cover / start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  21. Encore:
  22. Happy Now
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive
  24. Blood on Blood
  25. Livin' on a Prayer

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bon Jovi Lincoln set list 20/10/13

Were you at this show?

Lincoln, NE, USA - Pinnacle Bank Arena - October 20, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Runaway
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. It's My Life
  7. Because We Can
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got it Going On
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Someday I'll be Saturday Night - acoustic
  13. Diamond Ring
  14. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  15. Born to be my Baby
  16. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Bad Medicine

  19. Encore:
  20. Wanted Dead or Alive
  21. Have a Nice Day
  22. Livin' on a Prayer
  23. Always

Bon Jovi Little Rock set list 18/10/13 + It's Only Make Believe video

Bon Jovi's show in Little Rock featured a cover of Conway Twitty's It's Only Make Believe dedicated to Arkansas native and former President Bill Clinton. Were you at this show?

Little Rock, AR, USA - Verizon Arena - October 18, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Runaway
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. It's My Life
  7. Because we can
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty cover
  12. Someday I'll be Saturday Night - acoustic
  13. Diamond Ring
  14. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  15. Born to be My Baby
  16. We Weren't Born to Follow
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Dancing in the Street - Bowie/Jagger cover (originally Martha & the Vandellas)
    / Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  20. Encore:
  21. I'll Be There For You
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Have a Nice Day
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

Here's a video of It's Only Make Believe, followed by Saturday Night.
Bon Jovi - Little Rock, AR 10/18/2013 - "It's Only Make Believe" "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bon Jovi Dallas set list 16/10/13

Dallas got a similar set list to the show in San Antonio, but it's nice to see Blood on Blood make a comeback in the encore. Were you at this show?

Dallas, TX, USA - American Airlines Center - October 16, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot Of Leavin'
  6. It's My Life
  7. Because We Can
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Keep The Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  13. Diamond Ring
  14. (You Want To) Make A Memory
  15. Born To Be My Baby
  16. We Weren't Born To Follow
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  20. Encore:
  21. Runaway
  22. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  23. Have A Nice Day
  24. Livin' On A Prayer
  25. Blood on Blood

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bon Jovi San Antonio set list 15/10/13

Diamond Ring was perhaps the surprise inclusion at Bon Jovi's San Antonio concert. Were you at the show?

San Antonio, TX, USA - AT&T Center - October 15, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot Of Leavin'
  6. It's My Life
  7. Because We Can
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Keep The Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  13. Diamond Ring
  14. (You Want To) Make A Memory
  15. Born To Be My Baby
  16. We Weren't Born To Follow
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  20. Encore:
  21. In These Arms
  22. Runaway
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  24. Have A Nice Day
  25. Livin' On A Prayer

Sunday, October 13, 2013

JBJ walks fan down the aisle + Bon Jovi Las Vegas set list 12/10/13

In the weeks leading up to this concert in Las Vegas, Australian woman Branka's dream of having Jon Bon Jovi walk her down the aisle at the Graceland Chapel (where Jon married Dorothea in 1989) began to gather momentum. Well, it really happened... Jon did turn up to be part of Branka and Gonz's big day, before doing his scheduled gig.



Congratulations and all the best to the happy couple. :)

Were you at the Vegas show?

Las Vegas, NV, USA - MGM Grand Garden Arena - October 12, 2013
  1. Last Man Standing
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. That's What The Water Made Me
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. It's My Life
  7. Because We Can
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Keep The Faith
  11. (You Want To) Make A Memory
  12. Superman Tonight - acoustic
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Fire - acoustic, Bruce Springsteen cover
  15. Born To Be My Baby
  16. We Weren't Born To Follow
  17. Who Says You Cant Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) - Rolling Stones cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover
  20. encore:
  21. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  22. Have A Nice Day
  23. Livin' On A Prayer

Bon Jovi Los Angeles set list 11/10/13

It seems like a long time ago but the last time Bon Jovi played in Los Angeles (in April -- six months ago) there had been a bit of speculation that Richie Sambora, who'd only left the tour at the start of that month, might make a return in his home city. No such whispers this time around, with Phil X still on guitar and Richie on a promotional tour with Nikki Lund for their clothing line. I think a lot of fans lost interest in the drama one way or another a while ago... but who knew back in April how this saga would have panned out?

Anyway, were you at this show?

Los Angeles, CA, USA - Staples Center - October 11, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Goin' On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick As Thieves - acoustic
  15. (You Want To) Make A Memory
  16. Born To Be My Baby
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Rockin' All Over The World - John Fogerty/Status Quo cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  21. encore:
  22. In These Arms
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  24. Have a Nice Day
  25. Livin' on a Prayer
  26. Always

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bon Jovi Anaheim set list 9/10/13

Were you at this Bon Jovi show?

Anaheim, CA, USA - Honda Center - October 9, 2013
  1. That's What The Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love A Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot Of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep The Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick As Thieves - acoustic
  15. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  16. Captain Crash And The Beauty Queen From Mars
  17. We Weren't Born To Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine

  21. Encore:
  22. In These Arms
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  24. Have A Nice Day
  25. Livin' On A Prayer

Bon Jovi Fresno set list 8/10/13

Bon Jovi's concert in Fresno, California marked the return of Tico Torres to the stage after surgery on his appendix and gall bladder last month. It was also the day after his 60th birthday. "Amen" and "Working Man" both returned to the set, replacing "Make a Memory" and opening the encore respectively.

Were you at this show?

Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center - October 8, 2013
  1. That's What The Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love A Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Born To Be My Baby
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot Of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep The Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick As Thieves - acoustic
  15. Fire - acoustic, Bruce Springsteen cover
  16. Captain Crash And The Beauty Queen From Mars
  17. We Weren't Born To Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine

  21. Encore:
  22. Work For The Working Man
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  24. Have A Nice Day
  25. Livin' On A Prayer


Bon Jovi Spokane set list 6/10/13

Bon Jovi's second Washington show in as many days. Were you at this concert?

Spokane, WA, USA - Spokane Arena - October 6, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  12. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  13. Thick as Thieves - acoustic
  14. Fire - acoustic, Bruce Springsteen cover
  15. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  16. We Weren't Born to Follow
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine

  20. encore:
  21. Born to Be My Baby
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Have a Nice Day
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bon Jovi Tacoma set list 5/10/13

Last Man Standing opened Bon Jovi's show in Tacoma, while Thick as Thieves and Fire stayed in the set following their tour debuts at the previous show in Vancouver. Were you at this concert?

Tacoma, WA, USA - Tacoma Dome - October 5, 2013
  1. Last Man Standing
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. That's What the Water Made Me
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick as Thieves - acoustic
  15. Fire - acoustic/Bruce Springsteen cover
  16. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine

  21. encore:
  22. Runaway
  23. Wanted Dead or Alive

  24. Have a Nice Day

  25. Livin' on a Prayer


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bon Jovi Vancouver set list 2/10/13 + Thick as Thieves and Fire videos

Some changes to the set in Bon Jovi's Vancouver show, including the live debut of "Thick as Thieves" and a cover of "Fire", the Springsteen song made famous by the Pointer Sisters. "It's My Life" was dedicated to six-year-old fan Kaden, who's been in and out of hospital since he was born premature. Violinist Lorenza Ponce joined the makeshift Bon Jovi on stage, having done a private gig with Jon and Bobby Bandiera the night before.

Were you at this concert?

Vancouver, BC, Canada - Rogers Arena - October 2, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick as Thieves - acoustic
  15. Fire - acoustic/Bruce Springsteen cover
  16. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover
  21. encore:
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Have a Nice Day
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

Here are videos of Thick as Thieves and Fire.

Bon Jovi - Thick As Thieves 2 October 2013 - on the "circle" with JBJ, David Bryan, Bobby Bandiera and Lorenza Ponce. I'd be lying if I said I loved Thick as Thieves, but it was cool to get something different, especially after the monotony of the previous few sets.


Bon Jovi - Fire - Vancouver - Oct 2, 2013


Friday, October 4, 2013

Bon Jovi Mexico City set list 29/9/13

Were you at Bon Jovi's Mexico City show?

Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol - September 29, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Runaway
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison cover
  7. Born to Be My Baby
  8. It's My Life
  9. Because We Can
  10. What About Now
  11. We Got It Going On
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  14. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  15. We Weren't Born to Follow
  16. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
  18. Bad Medicine
    / Shout! - Isley Brothers cover

  19. encore:
  20. In These Arms
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  23. Have a Nice Day
  24. Livin' on a Prayer