Monday, April 9, 2018

Bon Jovi in Newark 8/04/18 + Richie Sambora on Rock Hall rehearsals

Bon Jovi's second of two consecutive nights in Newark brought with it a couple of nice surprises, namely "Runaway" in the main set (replacing "Have a Nice Day") and "These Days" and "Blood on Blood" in the encore. "These Days" was played for the first time this year.

Here's the full set list:

Newark, NJ, USA - Prudential Center - April 7, 2018

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Knockout
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Because We Can
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Born to Be My Baby
  7. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  8. It's My Life
  9. We Weren't Born to Follow
  10. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  11. We Got It Goin' On
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. Amen
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. Lay Your Hands on Me
  16. God Bless This Mess
  17. Runaway
  18. Bad Medicine

  19. These Days
  20. Wanted Dead or Alive
  21. Blood on Blood
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Newark (night #2)

"These Days":

"Blood on Blood":


If you'd like to share any videos from the second Newark show, feel free to link to them in the comments. 🙂

Richie Sambora was evidently at the Prudential Center but didn't make an appearance on stage.

Richie was recently interviewed by Billboard ahead of Bon Jovi's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and, among other things, he talked about rehearsing with the original lineup:
What has it been like rehearsing with the rest of Bon Jovi? It must bring back memories.
RS: We played live to millions of people over 31 years. Do I miss it? No -- but the memories are good. It feels great to see everybody. We already rehearsed and it was wonderful, it wasn't awkward. The chemistry came back very quickly; it’s matrixed into our muscle memory at this point. If you’re on the road performing and touring for 30 years, [the Rock Hall ceremony] is just another cycle -- and it’s a good one, so here we go.
You can read the full interview with Richie and Orianthi (The interview also covers RSO's upcoming album) here.

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