Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bon Jovi 12.12.12 Concert recap

As most of you probably know, Bon Jovi was one of the many acts that came together for six-hour extravaganza that was 121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012. It was simulcast on about 60 or so television networks internationally and streamed live on about 30 websites, not to mention covered extensively across social media as it unfolded (which is how I had to follow it from work on the other side of the planet!).

Jon channeled his 13-year-old self, joining Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band on Born to Run, before returning to the stage later with Bon Jovi and playing the following set:

  • It's My Life
  • Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Who Says You Can't Go Home - feat. Bruce Springsteen
  • Livin' on a Prayer

The full set list for all the artists is at Noise11 among other sites. But of course, this is a Bon Jovi blog so here is the video of Bon Jovi's set:

And here's JBJ helping Bruce close his set with Born to Run:

Jon can't wipe the grin off his face. Neither can I. He's living a 70s kid's teenage dream. Hell, he's living one of MY teenage dreams, and I grew up in the 90s. I'd say he probably got the better deal too; I'm not that much of a Who Says basher but really, Jon gets to sing Born to Run while the Boss gets Who Says You Can't Go Home? :P

Did you watch the whole concert? What did you think?

Anyway, you can revisit all the #121212concert social media highlights at as well as download the benefit album on iTunes. Proceeds from the album are being donated to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Here's the track list:

  1. Land of Hope and Dreams (Live) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  2. Wrecking Ball (Live) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  3. Another Brick In the Atlantic Wall (Live) - Roger Waters
  4. Us and Them (Live) - Roger Waters
  5. Comfortably Numb (feat. Eddie Vedder) [Live] - Roger Waters
  6. Hallelujah (Sandy Relief Version) [Live] - Adam Sandler & Paul Shaffer
  7. It's My Life (Live) - Bon Jovi
  8. Wanted Dead Or Alive (Live) - Bon Jovi
  9. Got To Be Better In a Little While (Live) - Eric Clapton
  10. Crossroads (Live) - Eric Clapton
  11. You Got Me Rocking (Live) - The Rolling Stones
  12. Jumpin Jack Flash (Live) - The Rolling Stones
  13. No One (Live) - Alicia Keys
  14. Who Are You (Live) - The Who
  15. Baba O'Riley (Live) - The Who
  16. Love Reign O'er Me (Live) - The Who
  17. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway) [Live] - Billy Joel
  18. Moving Out (Anthony's Song) [Live] - Billy Joel
  19. You May Be Right (Live) - Billy Joel
  20. Viva La Vida (Live) - Chris Martin
  21. Losing My Religion (feat. Michael Stipe) [Live] - Chris Martin
  22. Us Against the World (Live) - Chris Martin
  23. Helter Skelter (Live) - Paul McCartney
  24. Empire State of Mind (Live) - Alicia Keys


  1. I thought Jon put an incredible performance with the Boss, he really let loose, was awesome to see. The whole band itself was pretty tight apart from the malfunction of the talk box...Roll on the new album!


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