Monday, June 24, 2019

Bon Jovi in Coventry 23/06/19

Bon Jovi wrapped up its UK tour in Coventry. It was a short set, but here's what was played:

Coventry, England, UK - Ricoh Arena - June 23, 2019 set list


  1. You Give Love a Bad Name
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Born to Be My Baby
  4. This House Is Not For Sale
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Lost Highway
  7. We Weren't Born to Follow
  8. We Got It Goin' On
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. I'll Be There For You
  12. It's My Life
  13. God Bless This Mess
  14. Wanted Dead or Alive
  15. Lay Your Hands on Me
  16. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  19. Runaway
  20. Livin' on a Prayer


Videos from Coventry

"You Give Love a Bad Name" - Got a fresh opener! We get the intro first, and then the song starts at about the one-minute mark:

"Roller Coaster":

"Keep the Faith":

Feel free to share your thoughts, other videos, links, etc. 🙂

Were you at the Coventry show?

Bon Jovi now has a bit of a break before resuming the European leg of the tour in Germany in early July.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bon Jovi in London 21/06/19

The old Wembley Stadium held plenty of great Bon Jovi memories, including the three shows in 1995 that culminated in the Live from London VHS/DVD. Bon Jovi was also the last band to play there in 2000 before it was closed for demolition, and were supposed to open the new Wembley in 2006 but had to change venues due to construction delays. They finally returned to the famous site on their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, where the new Wembley Stadium now stands. Here's what was played:

London, England, UK - Wembley Stadium - June 21, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. Blood on Blood
  14. It's My Life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  21. Always
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from London

Here's the full show:

"Always":

"Bed of Roses":

Feel free to share your thoughts, links, videos, etc. 🙂

Were you at the show?

Extras

Continuing on from the Beatles theme in Liverpool, here's a picture Phil X posted of himself standing outside the famous Abbey Road Studios:

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bon Jovi in Liverpool 19/06/19

After a couple of nights in Dublin, Bon Jovi took their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, performing at the home of Liverpool FC. Here's what was played:

Liverpool, England, UK - Anfield - June 19, 2019 set list


  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. I'll Be There For You
  13. Blood on Blood
  14. It's My Life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore #1: 
  21. These Days
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

    Encore #2: 
  23. Birthday [The Beatles cover]
  24. Twist and Shout [The Top Notes/The Isley Brothers/The Beatles cover]


Videos from Liverpool

"Birthday" in honour of Sir Paul McCartney's birthday the day before:

"Lay Your Hands on Me":

"Blood on Blood"

"Twist and Shout":

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bon Jovi in Dublin (night 2) 16/06/19

After performing in Dublin the night before, Bon Jovi headed back to RDS Arena for Round 2. Here's what was played:

Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena - June 16, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. (You Want to) Make a Memory
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. In These Arms
  14. It's My Life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. We Got it Goin' on
  20. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  21. Bad Medicine

    Encore #1: 
  22. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  23. I'll Be There For You
  24. Livin' on a Prayer

    Encore #2: 
  25. These Days

Videos from Dublin (night #2)

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" - The first two minutes of the video is the crowd waiting for the band to come back on. Song starts at 2:12:


"Make a Memory":

"These Days" - Jon sounds way better on this one than he did the night before:


Feel free to share your thoughts, video links, etc.

Extras

Base Wood Fired Pizza had welcomed JBJ back to Dublin with an offer of free pizza...


A post shared by Jon Bon Jovi (@jonbonjovi) on

... which he claimed before heading to the UK!


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Bon Jovi in Dublin (night 1) 15/06/19

Bon Jovi headed to Dublin for the first of two consecutive nights. Here's what was played at the first show:

Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena - June 15, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. I'll Be There For You
  13. In These Arms
  14. It's My Life
  15. Blood on Blood
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  20. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  21. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  22. These Days
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Dublin (night #1)

"You Give Love a Bad Name":


"Have a Nice Day"


"These Days":

Feel free to share your thoughts, video links, etc.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bon Jovi in Nijmegen 13/06/19

Bon Jovi took its This House Is Not For Sale Tour to the Netherlands, where "Always" was finally performed for the first time since the Sao Paolo show in 2017. Here's the full set:

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands - Goffertpark - June 13, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. I'll Be There For You
  12. In These Arms
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  21. Always
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Nijmegen

"Always" - It may not be perfect, and Jon is squeezing some of those notes out like they're going to kill him, but I still got a little emotional in a good way:


"I'll Be There For You":

"In These Arms":

"Wanted Dead or Alive":

Feel free to share your thoughts, video links, etc.

Bon Jovi have two consecutive shows in Dublin coming up. I don't know if they'll bring any pleasant or exciting surprises but one can hope. 🙂

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bon Jovi in Sønderborg 11/06/19

Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale Tour headed to Denmark and here's what was played:

Sønderborg, Denmark - Slagmarken - June 11, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. In These Arms
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  18. We Got it Goin' on
  19. Blood on Blood
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  21. I'd Die For You
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Yes, you read that correctly. No "Wanted Dead or Alive", but "I'd Die For You" was played.

Def Leppard opened for Bon Jovi on this show, the first time they've played together since 1986. I've seen both bands live, but it would be kind of cool to see them on the same bill (probably more so in their respective peaks though). Def Leppard posted these pics on their social media accounts:

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Fun catching up with #BonJovi. 📸 @rsebastyan

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Videos from Sønderborg

"I'd Die For You" (it's only 26 not-great-sounding seconds, but I had to include it since it was the biggest surprise of the night):

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" (most of it):

"In These Arms" (partial, with the screen oriented the wrong way but you get the idea):

Feel free to share your thoughts, video links, etc. in the comments below.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bon Jovi in Stavanger 08/06/19

Here's what was in the set when Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale Tour headed to Norway:

Stavanger, Norway - Viking Stadion - June 8, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. I'll Be There for You
  12. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  13. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  14. It's My life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. In These Arms
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. We Got it Goin' on
  20. Blood on Blood
  21. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. These Days
  24. Livin' on a Prayer
I believe (now that would've been a cool addition!) this was their first show in Stavanger, though certainly not their first in Norway.

Videos from Stavanger

"I'll Be There For You":

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead":

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Phil X & The Drills video I Want My Money Back

Phil X and The Drills have released the music video for "I Want My Money Back", one of the tracks from Stupid Good Lookings, Vol. 1.

Check out "I Want My Money Back" below:

What do you think of the video and song? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bon Jovi in Stockholm 05/06/19

After starting their European tour in a couple of places they never visit, Bon Jovi headed to Stockholm. Here's what they played:

Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena - June 5, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. God Bless This Mess
  18. Blood on Blood
  19. Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. In These Arms
  23. Livin' on a Prayer


Videos from Stockholm

"This House Is Not For Sale":


"Runaway":


"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night":

Were you at the show?

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Bon Jovi in Tallinn 2/06/19

Bon Jovi performed in Estonia for the first time, as part of their This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here's what was played:

Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival Grounds - June 2, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. These Days
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. God Bless This Mess
  18. Blood on Blood
  19. We Got it Goin' On
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. Livin' on a Prayer


Videos from Tallinn

"Keep the Faith":

"It's My Life":

"Livin' on a Prayer":

Were you at the show? Got any other videos you'd like to link to? Feel free to leave a comment.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Bon Jovi in Moscow 1/06/19

We're back! After a five-and-a-half month break, Bon Jovi resumed their This House Is Not For Sale Tour. And they did it in Moscow, which they last visited back in 1989 for the Moscow Music Peace Festival in the then-Soviet Union, an event organised by then-manager Doc McGhee. Needless to say, plenty has changed in the last 30 years, but here's what was played at Bon Jovi's most recent trip to Moscow:

Moscow, Russia - Luzhniki Stadium - June 1, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. These Days
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. God Bless This Mess
  18. Blood on Blood
  19. We Got It Goin' On
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. In These Arms
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Moscow

You can block out 2.5 hours and watch the full show:

But if you're pressed for time at the moment, here are a few shorter videos.

"These Days":

"In These Arms" (yes, Shanks is still playing the solo instead of Phil but I don't think that's going to change):

"Blood on Blood":

"Bed of Roses":

Bon Jovi next heads to Estonia for the first time.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

New Drills EP Stupid Good Lookings Vol. 1 out now

Way before Phil X was in Bon Jovi, he was making music as the lead singer and guitarist of Phil X & The Drills. And he still is. 🙂 They recently released a new EP, Stupid Good Lookings, Vol. 1.

EP cover of Stupid Good Lookings, Volume 1 by Phil X & The Drills.

It features Daniel Spree on bass and backing vocals, as well as a bunch of notable guest drummers: Taylor Hawkins, Abe Laboriel Jr, Glen Sobel, Randy Cooke, Brent Fitz, and Matt Chamberlain.

You can get Stupid Good Lookings, Vol. 1 on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play. CD and vinyl versions are set to be available soon.

You can also stream it on Spotify:



What do you think of the new EP? Obviously it's different to anything Phil is likely to do with Bon Jovi, but we've always known that. 😉 I'm enjoying it at the moment.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Phil X & The Drills single Something to Say

Every now and then, Jon Bon Jovi comes out of the social media woodwork. This time it was to plug the new single from Phil X & The Drills, "Something to Say".

During Bon Jovi rehearsals, Jon (with Phil by his side, John Shanks videobombing, and Everett Bradley in the background) posted a video on Instagram:


and on Twitter:
Here's the video for "Something to Say":

What do you think?

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Me watching a Bon Jovi tribute...

Slippery When Wet Australia - The Bon Jovi Tribute Show logo.
I'm a little biased since they're from my hometown but I'm a big fan of West Aussie Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet (not to be confused with their namesake in the US). I saw them for the umpteenth time here in Perth over the weekend. Here's a little snippet of the crowd at that gig during "Always", as filmed by their guitarist.

Slippery When Wet at the Camfield


If you know what I look like, you can see me in the front row. Thought I'd share for a bit of fun between tour legs. 😄