Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bon Jovi performs at virtual iHeartRadio Festival

The iHeartRadio Music Festival went virtual in 2020 for obvious reasons (*cough* global pandemic *cough*) and Bon Jovi was part of it. Here's what they played:
  1. Do What You Can - featuring Jennifer Nettles on the big screen
  2. Lost Highway
  3. Limitless
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  6. It's My Life
  7. Wanted Dead or Alive
  8. Livin' on a Prayer
If you missed it when it was originally streamed, here's a video of Bon Jovi's set:

David Bryan missed the taping due to commitments with his Broadway musical, Diana. Greg Mayo from the Kings of Suburbia filled in on keyboards.

I actually really enjoyed this performance, even though it's a little awkward. There's no crowd, and Jon looks like he doesn't know what to do without a live audience to feed off. Plus, the fake crowd noises that have been edited into the broadcast don't quite seem to fit. 

But I had a lot of fun watching this at my desk. (Maybe I'm just itching for a tour that can't happen.) And I thought the debut band performance of "Do What You Can" was cool. I've mentioned that that's my favourite of the 2020 songs we've heard so far and it still is.

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  1. Oof that was brutal to watch. Jon just stood there like a statue.....

  2. I'm kinda surprised they didn't have Jennifer on the big screen for "Who Says You Can't Go Home" as well.


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