Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bon Jovi in Sacramento 28/2/17

Bon Jovi ended the first month of their This House Is Not For Sale Tour in Sacramento. Here's what was played:

Set list: Sacramento, CA, USA - Golden 1 Center - 28 February 2017

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Lost Highway
  5. Whole Lot Of Leavin'
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. We Weren't Born To Follow
  8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  9. We Got It Going On
  10. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  11. It's My Life
  12. God Bless This Mess
  13. Scars on this Guitar
  14. The Devil's in the Temple
  15. Lay Your Hands On Me
  16. Born To Be My Baby
  17. Have A Nice Day
  18. Bad Medicine
  19. Keep the Faith

  20. We Don't Run
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. Livin' on a Prayer
Hopefully March will be a bit more... interesting on paper. 😉 None of the tour dates fall on Jon's birthday, but San Jose and Phoenix are pretty close, so I'm hoping for "Just Older" or something like that.

Videos from Sacramento

Livin' on a Prayer:

If you'd like to share any videos from Sacramento, feel free to link to them in the comments.

Were you at this show?


  1. We Don't Run was actually the first song in a 3 song encore. It wasn't played in the main set. Will give a review later.

  2. Thanks! I've updated the set list. :)

  3. I was at the show last night and I will start by giving a recap of how the songs were received. Obviously certain songs are received differently depending on where they are played, so for Sacramento, this is what I observed. I was sitting about midway up on the lower level about where the halfcourt would be in a basketball game. The opening song, THINFS did exactly what an opening song should do. Everyone was on their feet. Great opening song. Knockout, most people sat down. Not a good 2nd song. Lost Highway and Whole Lotta Leaving need to be removed. No reaction whatsoever on those 2. Roller Coaster had a good reception and I was happy to see that as that is one of my favorite songs on the album. I am not a fan of Sleep When Im Dead and I hate We Got It, but I must admit those had fairly good responses from this crowd. To my surprise, I felt Who Says was poorly received. Most people sat down. It's My Life had probably one of the top 3 or 4 reactions of the evening. Great response. The three new songs to follow wasn't bad because Jon talked quite a bit and said some cool things. I think that helped. God Bless had a good reaction. Scars was a good bathroom break song as I noticed a lot of aisle activity. Devil's was much better. Lay Your Hands on Me was received ok, but not what I was thinking it would be. Great to see that song back in the rotation. Rest of the main set was ok, BM was the most well received. Keep the Faith was a downer for the end of a show but they did a pretty cool jam session at the end which helped.

    The worst placed song of the whole set was We Don't Run to open the encore set. People were pumped up and standing up with absolutely no reaction whatsoever. Poorly placed song. I have no idea why this spot wasnt a surprise of some sort or a main hit.

    Overall a nice time. They sounded great and I love Phil X. He is badass. Jon sounded better than I thought, so that was nice to see. They haven't played in Sacramento in a long time and we got the shortest show of the tour so far and that did not go unnoticed. A very week setlist overall and a short show. If you are going to have a good will. If you are going for the hopes of a surprise or two and an unpredictable set list ....... good luck.

    1. Thanks for your review! Your insights (as a fan who was actually there) are much appreciated. I wish you'd gotten a better set but I'm glad you had a good time.

  4. Will be there someday Take back the Night playing live? I know, bonus tracks are rare guests on contents, but– 😌

    1. I wouldn't hold my breath for Take Back the Night, but if Jon is listening... feel free to throw in a huge surprise! ;)


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