Friday, December 13, 2013

Bon Jovi Perth set list 12/12/13 + Review and Videos

After originally leaving my hometown off their Australian tour, Bon Jovi slipped into Perth last night for what was the 100th show at Perth Arena. Were you there?

Perth, WA, Australia - Perth Arena - December 12, 2013
  1. That's What the Water Made Me
  2. Lost Highway
  3. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
  6. In These Arms - David Bryan vox on 2nd verse
  7. It's My Life
  8. Because We Can
  9. What About Now
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. Amen
  13. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - acoustic
  14. Thick as Thieves
  15. Born to Be My Baby
  16. We Weren't Born to Follow
  17. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  18. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    / Rockin' All Over the World - John Fogerty/Status Quo cover
    / Start Me Up - Rolling Stones cover
  19. Bad Medicine
    / Roadhouse Blues - The Doors cover
    / Wipe Out - The Surfaris cover

  20. encore:
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. Have a Nice Day
  23. Livin' on a Prayer

I had a feeling a shorter set might be on the cards after Adelaide the night before, but I didn't know what to expect at the first arena show of the Australian leg. It was a strange set, and I don't entirely agree with all of it, but I had a lot of fun and the band seemed to as well. Perth Arena is a little over a year old now and has proved a fantastic concert venue. And it was nice not to be able to predict the whole first hour! I was happy to get "The Radio Saved My Life Tonight", which is easily one of my favourites on the box set. "Always" was listed as an audible and would have received a great reception in the encore -- I'm sure the crowd would have sung most of it for Jon.

Here are my videos of "Radio" and "Thick as Thieves".

Bon Jovi - The Radio Saved My Life Tonight (live) - Perth 2013 #thefinal7

Bon Jovi - Thick as Thieves (live) - Perth 2013 #thefinal7


  1. You are so lucky, I don't know if you remember, but when the album was out, I wrote on Twitter that Thick As Thieves was one of my favourites from WAN, and it was supposed to debut on Mexico but they just didn´t play it. I´m glad to see you writting on the blog Again ;)

  2. I love Bon Jovi but was disappointed with Sydney stadium concert. His voice was awful and at times you wanted to block your ears. Its a great shame. Does Jon know how bad it is? The band members really showed the his voice problem in their pieces. It is no use covering it up for Jon and saying how great it was because it wasn't.


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