After an extended wait, the 21st of 25 Magic Memories from the Lost Highway tour takes us to Stuttgart, Germany. The date is May 29, 2008; the location is Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion (now Mercedes-Benz Arena). Some real surprises popped up in Stuttgart, but I'll let the videos do most of the talking.
ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD - Bon Jovi performed the John Fogerty/Status Quo classic in full for the first time on the Lost Highway tour. Features a Dave Bryan keyboard solo and some great crowd singing.
THE LAST NIGHT - One of the rarer Lost Highway tracks this tour. If you like looking at Jon, you will love this video. ;)
BOUNCE - Not a personal favourite of mine, although the "Me I just don't give a f-f-f-f..." part always cracks me up. But since it's so rare, and was captured on video, I had to share it. And Jon's voice is much better here than it was during the Bounce tour.
DRIFT AWAY - A song made famous by Dobie Gray. This Bon Jovi cover version featured the much-maligned Bobby Bandiera on lead vocals. I think someone held up a sign for this song and they decided to give it a go but Jon couldn't remember the verses. Bobby, who has toured with Bon Jovi as an additional guitarist for the past few years, is often attacked by fans of the band who don't see why he should be there or why he should perform the solo on "In These Arms". I have no window into Jon's head so I can't answer that. But I can tell you Bobby has a beautiful voice and sung the hell out of "Drift Away" in Stuttgart.
WILD IS THE WIND - Played for the first time on the European leg. Great guitar work from Richie Sambora.
ANY OTHER DAY - Another quite rare Lost Highway track and a bit of a fan favourite. Includes an extended jam and band introductions.
Stuttgart, Germany - Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion (29/5/08)
BORN TO BE MY BABY
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME
ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD w/ Mercy + Start Me Up
THE LAST NIGHT
WHOLE LOT OF LEAVIN'
IN THESE ARMS
(YOU WANT TO) MAKE A MEMORY
CAPTAIN CRASH & THE BEAUTY QUEEN FROM MARS
WE GOT IT GOING ON
IT'S MY LIFE
KEEP THE FAITH
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU (Richie on lead vocals)
HAVE A NICE DAY
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME
BAD MEDICINE w/ Shout
DRIFT AWAY (Bobby on lead vocals)
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
LIVING IN SIN w/ Chapel of Love
WILD IS THE WIND
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
ANY OTHER DAY