Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bon Jovi Chicago set list 23/10/13

It's only been a little over three months since Bon Jovi's last concert in Chicago. And I suspect that oversaturating the market over the past few years has more to do with the reportedly poor ticket sales this leg than the continuing absence of Richie Sambora, but I've heard mixed reviews about this show. Were you there?

Chicago, IL, USA - United Center - October 23, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Diamond Ring
  15. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  16. Born to Be My Baby
  17. We Weren't Born to Follow
  18. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones cover
    / Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  20. Bad Medicine
    / Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - Bob Seger cover

  21. encore:
  22. Wanted Dead or Alive
  23. Work for the Working Man
  24. I'll Be There For You
  25. Runaway
  26. Have a Nice Day
  27. Livin' on a Prayer


  1. I think what you said about oversaturating is true and no doubt the Richie thing has taken its toll. I think more than those two, they are basically playing the same show over and over and over. There are very minor set list changes and I think it has created a lack of interest. At least for the die hard fans. I mean, since this leg has started, no one is even commenting on the shows anymore.

    1. I totally agree about it being the same show over and over. I know folks have discussed that many times before as well. I've seen them 5 times in the past 10 years and then declared that I was done, which shocked everyone who knows me since they don't know a bigger fan of the band than me (I'm sure they exist, but my friends just don't know 'em! LOL). I just have no interest in seeing the same show anymore. It was a great one...a few years ago. But there are diehards who want to see the band regardless. I'm just not one of 'em.

  2. Jon & the rest of the guys are giving it there all & I admire them for continuing on. If Richie had stayed the shows & setlists would be a little different but I believe attendance would still be down.

    I look forward to seeing them again in a few years no matter who's there or not. Jon won't quit for good though. He lovers writing songs & performing to much still to quit.

  3. I was there. The crowd participation was dismal. The band gave it their all to a very tough crowd. Jon looked tired, but looking at their schedule, who wouldn't be? There was a heavy groupon ticket push even the day before the show. My guess is that the arena was filled with a lot of casual fans wanting a greatest hits set list.


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