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Bon Jovi Live

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Location  North America, Europe
Legs  2
Associated album  Greatest Hits
Start date  February 9, 2011 (2011-02-09)
End date  July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
No. of shows  35 in North America 24 in Europe 59 Total

Bon Jovi Live was the fourteenth concert tour by American band, Bon Jovi. Visiting several countries in North America and Europe, the tour will support the band's sixth compilation album, The Greatest Hits. It follows The Circle Tour, which became the biggest tour of 2010. At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed second on Billboard's annual, "Top 25 Tour", earning over $190 million with 68 shows.

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Background

In October 2010, Bon Jovi released the concert film, "The Circle Tour: Live From Jersey" in U.S. theaters. At the same time, the band announced the release of their latest greatest hits collection and their upcoming tour. Upon the release of the album, the new tour dates were announced as well. While touring Australia, it was announced that the "Circle Tour" became the biggest tour of 2010, grossing over $200 million. The band will continue to tour in 2011. Commenting on the tour, Jon Bon Jovi stated,

"You can show up, but that doesn't mean the people are going to go, and that doesn't mean they're going to come the next time and the next time. […] The year's not over yet. I need to make it to July 31 and then look back. If it were over right now, I'd look back on the Circle run and happily say, 'Wow, it was a good year. I was unbelievably healthy, we did great business, we got along.' But it's not over. It's just the beginning of the third quarter, we've just taken the field. So I won't look back until we get to the end zone."

On April 28, 2011 it was announced that Richie Sambora would be absent from some shows enter rehabilitation for exhaustion and alcoholism, but the tour will continue with the rest of the band. Sambora was replaced by Canadian guitarist Philip Xenidis (known professionally as Phil X), beginning on April 30, 2011. On 6 June 2011, it was announced that Sambora would rejoin Bon Jovi for the remainder of the tour. In June 2011 Bon Jovi played two nights in the RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland, performing to an audience of over 34,000 each night.

On June 17, 2011, Jon suffered an MCL strain in his left knee while performing "Love's the only Rule" at the Helsinki, Finland concert. The incident was caught on a YouTube video and the pain he endured was quite obvious. It occurred in the first set about an hour into the show. Nine days later, he had surgery in Dublin, Ireland and played the Dublin show and several others with a knee brace. No shows were cancelled during this incident and he is now without a brace and his knee is healing well.

Set list

  1. Raise Your Hands
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Born to Be My Baby
  4. We Weren't Born to Follow
  5. Lost Highway
  6. Whole Lot of Leavin'
  7. It's My Life
  8. Runaway
  9. The More Things Change
  10. We Got It Going On
  11. Bad Medicine (with snipets of Oh, Pretty Woman)
  12. Lay Your Hands on Me (Richie Sambora on lead vocals)
  13. (You Want To) Make a Memory
  14. What Do You Got?
  15. I'll Be There for You
  16. Who Says You Can't Go Home
  17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (with snipets of Start Me Up)
  18. No Apologies
  19. Have a Nice Day
  20. Keep the Faith
Encore;
  1. Dry County
  2. Wanted Dead or Alvie
  3. I Love This Town
  4. Livin' on a Prayer

Personnel

Band

  • Jon Bon Jovi - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, maracas (for Keep the Faith)
  • Richie Sambora – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals, talkbox
  • Hugh McDonald – bass, background vocals
  • Tico Torres - drums, percussion, background vocals (for Love for Sale)
  • David Bryan - keyboards, piano, background vocals
  • Additional musicians

  • Bobby Bandiera – rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Phil X – lead guitar, background vocals, talkbox (substitute for Richie Sambora from April 30th to May 22nd)
  • References

    Bon Jovi Live Wikipedia


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