Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Bon Jovi song Unbroken in To Be Of Service film

To Be Of Service is an upcoming documentary about war veterans with PTSD and their service dogs. The trailer for the film features "Unbroken", one of the songs that will be on Bon Jovi's 2020 album.

You can watch the trailer below:

To Be Of Service will premiere in New York City on November 1, 2019.

The "Unbroken" lyrics appear to be:
God of mercy, God of light
Save your children from this life
Hear these words, this humble plea
For I have seen the suffering
And with this prayer I'm hoping
That we can be unbroken
Hopefully someone can let me know if this is wrong. 😜

What do you think of the song (or at least what we've now heard of it)?

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Bon Jovi in Lima 2/10/19

After three years, Bon Jovi's This House is Not For Sale Tour drew to a close in Lima. It was a short set to end the tour; here's what was played:

Lima, Peru - Estadio Nacional del Perú - October 2, 2019 set list


  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born To Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. We Got It Goin' On
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. It's My Life
  12. Lay Your Hands On Me
  13. We Don't Run
  14. Wanted Dead Or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore:
  16. I'll Be There For You
  17. Livin' on a Prayer


Selected videos from Lima

"In These Arms" - I've always loved David singing this over the years so yep, I'm sharing it again:

"Livin' on a Prayer" - Must admit, all the phones made me laugh. I'm not knocking the Lima crowd at all, because it happens everywhere, and I take pictures/videos at gigs too... I just looked at it and thought "that's so 2019" 😜 :

Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general.

What now?

We already know there's a new Bon Jovi album on the way, so there'll probably be another tour starting next year. I'm a little nervous about it all, but that's not a negative thing.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bon Jovi at Rock in Rio 29/09/19

Bon Jovi played at Rock in Rio in 2017 and returned two years later, still on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here was the set this time around:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Barra Olympic Park - September 29, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. We Weren't Born to Follow
  7. Blood on Blood
  8. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Bed of Roses
  12. It's My Life
  13. Lay Your Hands on Me
  14. Wanted Dead or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  16. Always
  17. Livin' on a Prayer

Watch Bon Jovi's Rock in Rio 2019 show

I watched a web stream when it was broadcast, and obviously Jon's voice could be loads better but I was pretty happy with his performance as a front man. He can still put on a great show.

You can check out that show below:


Feel free to share your thoughts!

Only one show left of the tour -- in Lima, Peru. Then we'll see what the future and the new album bring. 😉

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Bon Jovi in Curitiba 27/09/19

The This House Is Not For Sale Tour is winding down, but first, Bon Jovi made a stop in Curitiba for the first time since the These Days Tour. Here's what was played in 2019:

Curitiba, Brazil - Pedreira Paulo Leminski - September 27, 2019 set list


  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. It's My Life
  10. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  11. Have a Nice Day
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. Amen
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. Lay Your Hands on Me
  16. We Don't Run
  17. Wanted Dead or Alive
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Bad Medicine - Everett Bradley on lead vocals 2nd verse

    Encore: 
  20. I'll Be There For You
  21. Livin' on a Prayer

Next up: Rock in Rio!

Selected videos from Curitiba

"Bad Medicine". Everett and Jon use the same vocal coach, and it pains me to say I think Everett's a better advertisement at the moment:

"I'll Be There For You". I'll never not love a good whoa-oh-oh singalong with the crowd:

Feel free to share any other videos, or your thoughts in general.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Desmond Child releases Livin' on a Prayer

Bon Jovi fans would know songwriter Desmond Child for his elite contributions to some of the band's most important tracks. Well, Desmond is releasing a live album featuring his renditions of some of the songs he's written for various artists.

The aptly titled Desmond Child Live was recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. It's due for release on October 25 and Desmond has just dropped the first song from it -- "Livin' on a Prayer". You can listen to it below:


Desmond Child Live is available for pre-order now.

What do you think of Desmond's version of "Prayer"?

Here's a snippet of video from his Instagram:

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Bon Jovi in Sao Paulo 25/09/19 + more on the 2020 album

Bon Jovi last performed in São Paulo two years ago, on the previous South American leg of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Here's what they played this time around:

São Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque - September 25, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Runaway
  10. It's My Life
  11. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  12. Have a Nice Day
  13. Keep the Faith
  14. Amen
  15. Bed of Roses
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. We Don't Run
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. Blood on Blood
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Selected videos from São Paulo

"Bed of Roses":

"Keep the Faith":

Update 30/09/19: 

Multicam video of the show:


Feel free to share any other videos, or thoughts in general.

Extras

There was a Runaway Tours trip coinciding with this show, during which Jon discussed the upcoming 2020 album and mentioned some song titles, "Blood in the Water", "Lower the Flag", "Unbroken", and "Let it Rain":

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bon Jovi in Recife 22/09/19

After a month off, Bon Jovi resumed their tour in Brazil, performing in Recife for the first time.

Recife, Brazil - Estadio do Arruda - September 22, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. Knockout
  5. You Give Love a Bad Name
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Runaway
  10. It's My Life
  11. In These Arms - David Bryan on lead vocals
  12. Have a Nice Day
  13. Keep the Faith
  14. Amen
  15. Bed of Roses
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. We Don't Run
  18. Wanted Dead or Alive
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. Blood on Blood
  22. Livin' on a Prayer
The band's next stop is a return to Sao Paulo.

Selected videos from Recife

If you want to just block out some time and watch the concert, someone's uploaded it:


But here are a couple of individual songs...

David singing "In These Arms". Jon also acknowledged Richie Sambora (and David obviously) as the co-writers when introducing the song:

"Blood on Blood" opening the encore:


Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi reveals new 2020 album title

The Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi: Mediterranean cruise is currently taking place but some big news has already emerged from it. Jon revealed the new album, slated for release early next year, will be called Bon Jovi: 2020.

Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi logo featuring a stylised heart and winged dagger and a cruise ship.


Here's what Jon had to say about Bon Jovi: 2020, as reported by Variety:
“It’s an election year, so why not?” said the New Jersey rocker. “I couldn’t do any worse.”
The other reason for the title, he explained, was that he has a “clear vision” following the release of the band’s previous album. 2016’s “This House is Not For Sale.” 
“‘This House is Not For Sale’ dealt with personal matters, and now it’s behind us,” he said during an acoustic set. “Now I have clear vision moving forward.” 
Bon Jovi added that the album will feature more “socially conscious” themes, including songs about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas. 
“I’m very happy with it,” he said. “It’s a different record.”

Okay, sure, but are they going to tour it? Will they name they tour after the album? If the tour stretches across three years like the This House Is Not For Sale Tour, will we get the 2020 Tour in 2021 or 2022? Is the Bon Jovi store going to be flooded with JBJ for President merchandise?

In all seriousness though, I don't care too much what they call the album. I care about its contents, not the title. And I really hope it's a record I dig. But time will tell.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Bon Jovi in Tel Aviv 25/07/19

And that's a wrap for the mostly-European leg of Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale Tour! Here's what was played in Tel Aviv:

Tel Aviv, Israel - Park HaYarkon - July 25, 2019 set list

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Born to Be My Baby
  3. Lost Highway
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Blood on Blood
  10. We Don't Run
  11. Have a Nice Day
  12. Keep the Faith
  13. Amen
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. It's My Life
  16. God Bless This Mess
  17. Wanted Dead or Alive
  18. Lay Your Hands on Me
  19. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. Always
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Selected videos from Tel Aviv

"Always" - Well, it sounded a lot better in London last month. "Always" wasn't a planned inclusion in the Tel Aviv set, and the crowd singing helps mask some of the vocal issues but not all:

"Bed of Roses":

Jon's ripping introduction of David Bryan, courtesy of David's daughter Gabby:

Feel free to share any other videos and/or your thoughts in general. 😊

Bon Jovi heads back on the road in September for a handful of shows in South America.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bon Jovi in Bucharest 21/07/19

For the last European show of the This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi headed to Bucharest. Here's what was played:

Bucharest, Romania - Piața Constituției - July 21, 2019 set list


  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Roller Coaster
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  18. Bad Medicine

    Encore #1:
  19. Livin' on a Prayer

    Encore #2:
  20. I'd Die For You
  21. Twist and Shout [The Top Notes/The Isley Brothers/The Beatles cover]


The band wraps up this leg of the tour in Tel Aviv, before a couple of months off.

Selected videos from Bucharest

"I'd Die For You" - This is pretty rough, but I can't not post the video given it's the closest thing to a rarity in this set despite being played at the previous show in Klagenfurt:

"Twist and Shout" - Jon apologised to the crowd for not being quite up to speed before the final song:

Feel free to share any other videos, as well as your thoughts in general. 😊

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bon Jovi in Klagenfurt 19/07/19

Bon Jovi followed up Vienna with another Austrian show, this time performing in Klagenfurt for the first time. This was the set:

Klagenfurt, Austria - Wörthersee Stadion - July 19, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. I'd Die For You
  14. It's My Life
  15. Knockout
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Bad Medicine

    Encore: 
  20. Always
  21. Livin' on a Prayer

I realised "Knockout" was played for the first time this year, but I still think the song sucks (despite continuing to enjoy most of the album) so I don't care. 😜

Selected videos from Klagenfurt

"I'd Die For You" - Good to see something different. This was a belated performance for someone who's been requesting the song at previous shows:

"Always" - There were a couple of false starts after David Bryan made some uncharacteristic mistakes at the beginning:

"Bed of Roses" featuring two dance partners:

Feel free to share your thoughts. And if there are any other videos you'd like to share, you can do that too. 😊

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Bon Jovi in Vienna 17/07/19

After performing at the TW Classic in Werchter, Bon Jovi took their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Vienna, and here's what was played:

Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion - July 17, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. Roller Coaster
  14. It's My Life
  15. God Bless This Mess
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  19. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  20. These Days
  21. Livin' on a Prayer

Selected videos from Vienna

"Lay Your Hands on Me" - Front man Jon is in full flight, and the video includes some close-up shots as he goes into the crowd. Plus, it's a song where the band and audience can pick up a lot of the slack with the choruses:

"These Days" - I will never not want the band to play this song but I sort of had to brace myself before listening to this:

"Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars" - An overplayed song, but it's kinda fun to watch:


Feel free to share your thoughts and any other videos. 😊

Extras

Jon Foreman, lead singer and guitarist of support act Switchfoot, tweeted this pic of the crowd in Vienna:
And Phil X posted this backstage photo of himself with fellow guitar players Scotti Hill and Drew Shirley from Skid Row and Switchfoot, respectively:



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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bon Jovi in Werchter (TW Classic) 14/07/19 #TWC19

Bon Jovi headed to Belgium for the TW Classic festival. Here's what was played:

Werchter, Belgium - Festivalpark - July 14, 2019

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Blood on Blood
  12. Roller Coaster
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  19. Livin' on a Prayer


Very short set, though I acknowledge it was a festival. But still.

Videos from Werchter

"Blood on Blood":

"Wanted Dead or Alive":


Extras

John Fogerty was also part of the TWC 2019 line-up. JBJ and Tico Torres are repping Bon Jovi in this pic:

Everett Bradley posted a fun picture of himself with Fogerty's drummer Kenny Aronoff, who also played on JBJ's solo albums:

And Tico's talents apparently include targeting Phil X and John Shanks with bread as they wander around Brussels 🤣:


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bon Jovi in Warsaw 12/07/19

Here's what Bon Jovi played when they took their This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Poland:

Warsaw, Poland - PGE Narodowy - July 12, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Amen
  12. Bed of Roses
  13. Roller Coaster
  14. It's My Life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. I'll Be There For You
  22. Livin' on a Prayer

Videos from Warsaw

"Bed of Roses":

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" and "Bad Medicine":

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Bon Jovi in Zurich 10/07/19

First up, I'm slightly behind with these posts; I've been a bit unwell the last few days but I'm on the mend! Though to be fair, if "Dry County" or something totally unexpected had popped up in the set,  I think I'd have posted more quickly. 😉

Here's what Bon Jovi did play when they rolled into Zürich:

Zürich, Switzerland - Letzigrund - July 10, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. Roller Coaster
  12. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars
  13. It's My Life
  14. We Don't Run
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  19. I'll Be There For You
  20. Livin' on a Prayer


It was a short set.

Videos from Zürich

"Keep the Faith":

"Livin' on a Prayer":

Feel free to share your thoughts, etc. 😊

Extras

The folks from Bon Jovi Club Italia were at this show and organised a cool US flag tribute in one of the blocks.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bon Jovi in Madrid 07//07/19

Bon Jovi headed to Madrid, where "Bed of Roses" got the "Cama de Rosas" chorus as one might predict in Spanish-speaking country. (I would've loved "Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado" as well but Jon's probably forgotten that exists. 😜) Here's the full set from Madrid:

Madrid, Spain - Wanda Metropolitano - July 7, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. Have a Nice Day
  9. Keep the Faith
  10. Amen
  11. Bed of Roses/Cama de Rosas
  12. In These Arms
  13. It's My Life
  14. God Bless This Mess
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Lay Your Hands on Me
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  18. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  19. I'll Be There For You
  20. Livin' on a Prayer


Videos from Madrid

"Bed of Roses":

"It's My Life":

"Born to Be My Baby":

Feel free to share your thoughts, other videos, etc. 😊

Extras

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and bass player extraordinaire Hugh McDonald is now on Instagram @hugh_mcdonald_official so give him a follow. 😉


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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Bon Jovi in Munich 05/07/19

Bon Jovi took their tour to Munich's Olympic Stadium and here's what was played:

Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion - July 5, 2019 set list

  1. This House Is Not For Sale
  2. Raise Your Hands
  3. You Give Love a Bad Name
  4. Born to Be My Baby
  5. Roller Coaster
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Runaway
  8. We Weren't Born to Follow
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Keep the Faith
  11. These Days
  12. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  13. In These Arms
  14. It's My Life
  15. We Don't Run
  16. Wanted Dead or Alive
  17. Lay Your Hands on Me
  18. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars
  19. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  20. Bad Medicine

    Encore:
  21. I'll Be There For You
  22. Livin' on a Prayer


Videos from Munich

"These Days":

"In These Arms" - David Bryan sang the first verse, though his mic was turned down at the beginning so you couldn't hear him initially:

"Runaway":

Feel free to share your thoughts, other videos, etc. 😊

Extras

Phil X posted a picture of himself with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen ahead of the Munich show. I usually only ever see images of Collen on stage with his shirt off so I probably wouldn't have recognised him had X not specified who it was. 🤣

Everett Bradley also posted a picture of himself and Tico Torres with Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen.

Here's vocal coach Mary Jo DuPrey's post from the Bon Jovi/Def Leppard dinner in Munich.


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And finally, Phil responded to a fan request to demonstrate how he played the "Born Again Tomorrow" solo. Wouldn't mind the band playing this, since this is supposed to still be the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. 😉


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