Sunday, October 6, 2019

Bon Jovi in Lima 2/10/19

After three years, Bon Jovi's This House is Not For Sale Tour drew to a close in Lima. It was a short set to end the tour; here's what was played:

Lima, Peru - Estadio Nacional del Perú - October 2, 2019 set list


  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born To Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. It's My Life
  12. Lay Your Hands On Me
  13. We Don't Run
  14. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore:
  16. I'll Be There For You
  17. Livin' on a Prayer


Selected videos from Lima

"In These Arms" - I've always loved David singing this over the years so yep, I'm sharing it again:

"Livin' on a Prayer" - Must admit, all the phones made me laugh. I'm not knocking the Lima crowd at all, because it happens everywhere, and I take pictures/videos at gigs too... I just looked at it and thought "that's so 2019" 😜 :

Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general.

What now?

We already know there's a new Bon Jovi album on the way, so there'll probably be another tour starting next year. I'm a little nervous about it all, but that's not a negative thing.

--
Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bon Jovi at Rock in Rio 29/09/19

Bon Jovi played at Rock in Rio in 2017 and returned two years later, still on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here was the set this time around:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Barra Olympic Park - September 29, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Bed of Roses
  12. It's My Life
  13. Lay Your Hands on Me
  14. Wanted Dead or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  16. Always
  17. Livin' on a Prayer

Watch Bon Jovi's Rock in Rio 2019 show

I watched a web stream when it was broadcast, and obviously Jon's voice could be loads better but I was pretty happy with his performance as a front man. He can still put on a great show.

You can check out that show below:


Feel free to share your thoughts!

Only one show left of the tour -- in Lima, Peru. Then we'll see what the future and the new album bring. 😉

--
Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Bon Jovi in Curitiba 27/09/19

The This House Is Not For Sale Tour is winding down, but first, Bon Jovi made a stop in Curitiba for the first time since the These Days Tour. Here's what was played in 2019:

Curitiba, Brazil - Pedreira Paulo Leminski - September 27, 2019 set list


  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. It's My Life
  10. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  11. Have a Nice Day
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. Amen
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. Lay Your Hands on Me
  16. We Don't Run
  17. Wanted Dead or Alive
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  20. I'll Be There For You
  21. Livin' on a Prayer

Next up: Rock in Rio!

Selected videos from Curitiba

"Bad Medicine". Everett and Jon use the same vocal coach, and it pains me to say I think Everett's a better advertisement at the moment:

"I'll Be There For You". I'll never not love a good whoa-oh-oh singalong with the crowd:

Feel free to share any other videos, or your thoughts in general.

--
Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Desmond Child releases Livin' on a Prayer

Bon Jovi fans would know songwriter Desmond Child for his elite contributions to some of the band's most important tracks. Well, Desmond is releasing a live album featuring his renditions of some of the songs he's written for various artists.

The aptly titled Desmond Child Live was recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. It's due for release on October 25 and Desmond has just dropped the first song from it -- "Livin' on a Prayer". You can listen to it below:


Desmond Child Live is available for pre-order now.

What do you think of Desmond's version of "Prayer"?

Here's a snippet of video from his Instagram:

--
Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bon Jovi in Sao Paulo 25/09/19 + more on the 2020 album

Bon Jovi last performed in São Paulo two years ago, on the previous South American leg of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here's what they played this time around:

São Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque - September 25, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Runaway
  10. It's My Life
  11. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  12. Have a Nice Day
  13. Keep the Faith
  14. Amen
  15. Bed of Roses
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. We Don't Run
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

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

Selected videos from São Paulo

"Bed of Roses":

"Keep the Faith":

Update 30/09/19: 

Multicam video of the show:


Feel free to share any other videos, or thoughts in general.

Extras

There was a Runaway Tours trip coinciding with this show, during which Jon discussed the upcoming 2020 album and mentioned some song titles, "Blood in the Water", "Lower the Flag", "Unbroken", and "Let it Rain":

Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bon Jovi in Recife 22/09/19

After a month off, Bon Jovi resumed their tour in Brazil, performing in Recife for the first time.

Recife, Brazil - Estadio do Arruda - September 22, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Runaway
  10. It's My Life
  11. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  12. Have a Nice Day
  13. Keep the Faith
  14. Amen
  15. Bed of Roses
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. We Don't Run
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. Blood on Blood
  22. Livin' on a Prayer
The band's next stop is a return to Sao Paulo.

Selected videos from Recife

If you want to just block out some time and watch the concert, someone's uploaded it:


But here are a couple of individual songs...

David singing "In These Arms". Jon also acknowledged Richie Sambora (and David obviously) as the co-writers when introducing the song:

"Blood on Blood" opening the encore:


Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general.

Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi reveals new 2020 album title

The Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi: Mediterranean cruise is currently taking place but some big news has already emerged from it. Jon revealed the new album, slated for release early next year, will be called Bon Jovi: 2020.

Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi logo featuring a stylised heart and winged dagger and a cruise ship.


Here's what Jon had to say about Bon Jovi: 2020, as reported by Variety:
“It’s an election year, so why not?” said the New Jersey rocker. “I couldn’t do any worse.”
The other reason for the title, he explained, was that he has a “clear vision” following the release of the band’s previous album. 2016’s “This House is Not For Sale.” 
“‘This House is Not For Sale’ dealt with personal matters, and now it’s behind us,” he said during an acoustic set. “Now I have clear vision moving forward.” 
Bon Jovi added that the album will feature more “socially conscious” themes, including songs about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas. 
“I’m very happy with it,” he said. “It’s a different record.”

Okay, sure, but are they going to tour it? Will they name they tour after the album? If the tour stretches across three years like the This House Is Not For Sale Tour, will we get the 2020 Tour in 2021 or 2022? Is the Bon Jovi store going to be flooded with JBJ for President merchandise?

In all seriousness though, I don't care too much what they call the album. I care about its contents, not the title. And I really hope it's a record I dig. But time will tell.

Want to stay connected? You can find us on Facebook @blameitonthelove, Instagram @blameitonthelove and Twitter @bonjoviblog.