Thursday, April 4, 2013

Phil X returns to Bon Jovi + Edmonton set list 3/4/13

There's still plenty of speculation and not much information about what caused Richie Sambora to suddenly take leave from the Bon Jovi tour. But Phil X, who filled in for Richie for part of The Circle Tour, flew into Edmonton to again perform lead guitar duties for Bon Jovi.

Meanwhile, Richie has tweeted that he's well...

...while Matt Bongiovi emphatically denied a TMZ article claiming Richie had quit the band after falling out with Jon over money.

Oh, and there was a concert on too, during which five songs Lost Highway songs were performed... and only three from What About Now, the album they're supposed to be promoting, that debuted at #1 last month for anyone who still takes notice of charts.

Edmonton, AB, Canada - Rexall Place - April 3, 2013
  1. You Give Love A Bad Name
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. Runaway
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Because We Can
  6. That's What The Water Made Me
  7. It's My Life
  8. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep The Faith
  12. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  13. Bed of Roses
  14. I'll Be There For You
  15. We Weren't Born to Follow
  16. Born to Be My Baby
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead / Dancing in the Streets / Jumpin' Jack Flash
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. Bad Medicine
  20. Encore:
  21. When We Were Beautiful
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive - dedicated to Richie Sambora
  23. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
  24. Livin' on a Prayer
  25. Encore 2:
  26. I Love This Town


  1. Is it me or it it the same songs over, over and over again in thi tour...

  2. Not just you. I have to admit...I've got tixs for the Denver stop and I'm not as excited for it- cause its got a "same ol same ol" feel to it- and now with RS gone, its really not the same. I'm completely hoping for the best- but a little put off that they're just basically telling us who spent a whole lotta $$ to go to the show to deal with it and it will all be great! Not cool in my opinion.

  3. This has been my biggest issue for the last few tours. They totally neglect These Days, which I believe is their last great album. Bounce, they neglect. Have a Nice Day they basically neglect with the exception of the two overplayed songs on that album they play every show. There are great songs on these two albums that get no love. Basically the only things that change on these tours with them is the order in which the songs are played, and the addition of the new songs. Hate to say it, but if you have been to one show, you have been to them all. They are great live.......not complaining about that..........but their song selection never changes. And that gets real old.

  4. I totally agree with the above opinion. Was going to go the show this Wednesday in Austin, Texas....not anymore. Was so close to purchasing recently released pit seats at face value the other night.....glad I didn't. I will not go if Richie is not there......its that simple.
    There are SO many good songs on the new can they be ignored just weeks into a release? They dropped Wild Is The Wind after just a couple of shows......why go again.....what is
    different?. Add to that the absence of Richie.....big no thanks.
    Not a hater .......but a well invested person that just wants to see Bon Jovi, the band...not the man. Sell it as a Jon solo show then if its going to be this. Richie is just as much Bon Jovi as Jon is. Can anyone else honestly fill Richie's shoes on songs like Wanted and Prayer...or It's My Life??
    That's how I feel.
    Not going until Richie comes back.And to think other people don't feel that way is not seeing the big picture, and devaluing Richie Sambora and his contributions to the band.
    Again, this is just me.


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