Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bon Jovi in Salt Lake City 16/03/18 + Phil X's real name

Bon Jovi took their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Salt Lake City, where Hugh McDonald's stepson Jake was the opening act, performing with his band Jake J and the Killjoys.

Bon Jovi's set list was... exactly the same as that of the previous show in Denver. One key difference was John Shanks messing up the beginning of "We Weren't Born to Follow", which resulted in Jon restarting the first verse and chorus as an acoustic piece. (There's a video of it below.) Said acoustic version turned out to be way better than the original IMO, and I kind of wish he'd done the whole song like that.

Salt Lake City, UT, USA - Vivint Smart Home Arena - March 16, 2018
  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  5. Lost Highway
  6. When We Were Us
  7. Born to Be My Baby
  8. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  9. It's My Life
  10. We Weren't Born to Follow
  11. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  12. We Got It Going On
  13. Keep the Faith
  14. Amen
  15. Bed of Roses
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. God Bless This Mess
  18. Have a Nice Day
  19. Bad Medicine

  20. I Love This Town
  21. Wanted Dead or Alive
  22. Livin' on a Prayer
This show happened to take place on Everett Bradley's birthday, which the band acknowledged when he got on the plane.

Videos from Salt Lake City

"We Weren't Born to Follow" (acoustic part):

"It's My Life". Probably one of the better performances of this in quite some time. Jon wasn't glued to one spot and he went for some high notes. I'm keeping the faith that the JBJ we know and love is on his way back:

UPDATE 18/03/18: "Bed of Roses":

If you'd like to share any videos from Salt Lake City, feel free to link to them in the comments. 🙂

I'm going to leave the final word on this post to Phil X. If you frequent Wikipedia, specifically the Phil X article, you may have seen his name listed as Philip Eric Xenidis. That isn't his name, however, as he confirmed earlier:

1 comment:

  1. I miss this version of Jon ( I also think that the lack of Richie’s backing vocals really emphasizes how poor and shallow Jon’s voice is now. Will be interesting to see the difference when Richie is back for the Hall of Fame induction.


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