Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bon Jovi Tampa set list 1/3/13

Bon Jovi headed to Florida to kick off Spring and streamed the first 10 songs online. If you missed the webcast, you can watch it here or catch the re-broadcast on on March 9.

After the official broadcast ended, a Bon Jovi diehard named Ridge Collins picked up the slack with a highly entertaining Ustream from his phone. Between knowing every word (and identifying each song within a couple of seconds), counting the "alrights" in Who Says You Can't Go Home (there were 50, by the way) and narrating all the action ("air clap, air clap"), he showed us all exactly how to enjoy a Bon Jovi concert even when the set list isn't as mindblowing as we wished it could be.

Were you at this show?

Tampa, FL, US - Tampa Bay Times Forum - March 1, 2013
  1. You Give Love a Bad Name
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Because We Can
  5. That's What the Water Made Me
  6. It's My Life
  7. Runaway
  8. What About Now
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Keep The Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. I'll Be There For You
  14. Captain Crash
  15. We Weren't Born To Follow
  16. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  20. Bad Medicine

  21. Encore:
  22. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  23. In These Arms
  24. Born To Be My Baby

  25. Encore 2:
  26. Have a Nice Day
  27. Livin' on a Prayer

  28. Encore 3:
  29. Blood on Blood
  30. I Love This Town

Bon Jovi heads to Fort Lauderdale for Jon's 51st birthday tonight, and our man Ridge will be there too.


  1. minus the new stuff.....same songs, different tour.

  2. I loved watching the Live Stream BUT... as said above "same songs, different four". OK, they did play some of the new stuff but personally I'd like MORE.

    My dream set list would be something like this (not necessarily in this order):

    All songs from the new album (I love them all so far) and then:

    - Lay Your Hands on Me
    - Brokenpromiseland
    - Learn to Love
    - Love's the Only Rule
    - No apologies
    - What do you got?
    - Little Bit of Soul
    - Bells of Freedom

    I'm thinking of others like Dry County and Wild is the Wind, which I'd like but don't care enough to care whether they are played or not. Which begs the question... why would I pay 295€ for a ticket for Diamond Circle to see what I've seen before so much cheaper? Now, if they said it was only new stuff...

    1. I agree about why pay so much to see the same show. I'm only going this time around because a friend's hubby won free tickets from a radio station and when he found out what a huge fan I am, he offered to let me go in his place. I thought that was really nice, so off we head in a few hours to tonight's show. I would LOVE to get "Loves the Only Rule" in a show as I didn't get it on the 2010 tour sadly. So many great songs from "Crush" that I wish they'd play too like "Mystery Train". They show is always solid and it's nice that fans who have never been to a Jovi show get to hear their faves, but those of us in it for the long haul have very different interests.

  3. in looking at recent tours their collection of songs from previous albums rarely chnges. i hate that they neglect so many of their better albums and songs. i think these sets are solid but nothing at all to excite the long time fan.

    1. I agree 100% which what you said here. Solid sets, but nothing for the long-time fans to get excited about. I guess if I had front row it would be different, but I'm not keen on the crazy ticket prices they have going now. Don't they realize the economy is still crap?? Sure, sell cheap tickets, but they'll be in the nosebleed section. Yeah, I'm a little bitter. LOL I could have gotten a 3rd row seat recently, but I am NOT paying over $500 for the priviledge.

  4. I understand you Shannon. Every right to be bitter. I love them and, at this stage, I think it's fair to say that I always will. BUT, the price tickets are for people making big bucks. I don't do the nosebleed section because I panic if I am surrounded by people (friends laugh that I face crowds for Bon Jovi). But, I always tend to stay near the barriers (Golden Area - and in the old days we could access the pitch easily as BWJBJ members), so never a problem.

    I believe deeply (and this could be something Lee-Ann may want to check later in the year) that there is a particular show in Europe that'll have to be cancel, unless they want very few people in the Golden & Diamond areas. In fact, I don't even believe it'll sell much anyway - even General Admission. People are struggling to put food on their table and the prices they are asking just makes people go "what? seriously?".

    I prefer not to go, if I can't afford Golden Fast Track. I am not staying at the back. I love them but I am not happy paying so much even to get to a show to stare at the big screens or panic that I have a panic attack. It'll break my heart but the prices are obscene.

    1. I don't think they'd cancel but they will end up selling tickets super cheap and/or giving them away as the date approaches to try to make up numbers, maybe rearrange the setup so that it doesn't look too bad on camera, etc. I think most fans in Europe realise now that you can swoop in for tickets at the last minute there and get yourself a much better deal.


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