Because We Can (concert tour)

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Because We Can
Because We Can The Tour.jpg
Promotional advertisement for tour
Tour by Bon Jovi
Associated album What About Now
Start date February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
End date December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
Legs 8
Shows 61 in North America
2 in Africa
25 in Europe
5 in South America
2 in Asia
7 in Australia
102 Total
Box office US $247 million ($250.07 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Bon Jovi concert chronology
Bon Jovi Live
(2011)
Because We Can: The Tour
(2013)

Because We Can was a concert tour by American rock band, Bon Jovi. The tour was in support of the band's twelfth studio album What About Now. The tour was named after the lead single from What About Now. All five major continents were visited during the 2013 tour.[2] The tour saw the band travel to Wales for the first time since their 2001 One Wild Night Tour and was also the first time since their 1995 These Days Tour that the band returned to Africa for two dates in South Africa. Furthermore, this tour was the first time in the band's 30 year history that they visited Bulgaria and Poland. The tour ranked 1st on Pollstar's annual "Top 100 Mid Year Worldwide Tours". It earned $142.1 million from 60 shows.[3]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the first performance in Melbourne. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[4]

  1. "That's What the Water Made Me"
  2. "You Give Love a Bad Name"
  3. "Raise Your Hands"
  4. "Lost Highway"
  5. "Whole Lot of Leavin'"
  6. "It's My Life"
  7. "Because We Can"
  8. "What About Now"
  9. "We Got It Going On"
  10. "Keep the Faith"
  11. "(You Want To) Make a Memory"
  12. "Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars"
  13. "Born to Be My Baby"
  14. "We Weren't Born to Follow"
  15. "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
  16. "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" (contains elements of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Great Balls of Fire," and "Run Rudolph Run")
  17. "Bad Medicine" (contains elements of "Shout")
Encore
  1. "In These Arms"
  2. "Runaway"
  3. "Wanted Dead or Alive"
  4. "Have a Nice Day"
  5. "Livin' on a Prayer"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[5][6]
February 10, 2013 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center 16,876 / 16,876 $2,096,190
February 13, 2013 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 35,917 / 35,917 $4,048,253
February 14, 2013
February 17, 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre 36,497 / 36,497 $4,004,040
February 18, 2013
February 20, 2013 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 15,533 / 15,533 $1,331,394
February 21, 2013 Pittsburgh United States Consol Energy Center 16,369 / 16,369 $1,600,731
February 23, 2013 University Park Bryce Jordan Center 11,811 / 11,811 $929,424
February 24, 2013 Buffalo First Niagara Center 16,754 / 16,754 $1,367,933
February 27, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena 14,306 / 14,306 $1,579,947
March 1, 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 17,034 / 17,034 $1,772,346
March 2, 2013 Sunrise BB&T Center 17,629 / 17,629 $1,797,352
March 5, 2013 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 16,122 / 16,122 $1,432,775
March 6, 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 14,149 / 14,149 $1,336,154
March 9, 2013 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 19,050 / 19,050 $1,725,305
March 10, 2013 Columbus Nationwide Arena 16,880 / 16,880 $1,508,860
March 13, 2013 St. Louis Scottrade Center 16,120 / 16,120 $1,262,376
March 14, 2013 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 17,881 / 17,881 $1,485,170
March 16, 2013 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 14,160 / 14,160 $1,172,534
March 17, 2013 Lubbock United Spirit Arena 13,255 / 13,255 $1,201,105
April 2, 2013 Calgary Canada Scotiabank Saddledome 15,464 / 15,464 $1,888,961
April 3, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place 15,739 / 15,739 $1,797,778
April 5, 2013 Winnipeg MTS Centre 14,550 / 14,550 $1,649,710
April 7, 2013 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center 17,034 / 17,034 $1,996,645
April 8, 2013 Omaha CenturyLink Center Arena 14,036 / 14,036 $856,051
April 10, 2013 Austin Frank Erwin Center 15,649 / 15,649 $1,378,590
April 11, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center 16,140 / 16,140 $1,891,752
April 13, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center 16,390 / 16,390 $1,455,693
April 14, 2013 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 13,629 / 13,629 $1,151,079
April 16, 2013 Denver Pepsi Center 16,052 / 16,052 $1,461,182
April 17, 2013 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 16,004 / 16,004 $1,233,763
April 19, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 16,585 / 16,585 $2,203,669
April 20, 2013 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,782 / 13,782 $2,816,950
April 23, 2013 Glendale Jobing.com Arena 13,951 / 13,951 $1,339,701
April 25, 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 16,631 / 16,631 $1,570,930
Africa[6]
May 7, 2013 Cape Town South Africa Cape Town Stadium 35,407 / 35,407 $2,611,492
May 11, 2013 Johannesburg FNB Stadium 65,182 / 65,182 $9,052,059
Europe[7][8]
May 14, 2013 Sofia Bulgaria Vasil Levski National Stadium 47,266 / 47,266 $3,378,335
May 17, 2013 Vienna Austria Trabrennbahn Krieau 50,513 / 50,513 $4,800,870
May 18, 2013 Munich Germany Olympic Stadium 64,284 / 64,284 $5,288,256
May 21, 2013 Fornebu Norway Telenor Arena 17,657 / 17,657 $2,667,533
May 22, 2013 Bergen Koengen 22,024 / 22,024 $3,347,583
May 24, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Olympic Stadium 31,947 / 31,947 $3,713,393
May 26, 2013 Tampere Finland Tampere Stadium 22,595 / 22,595 $3,109,136
June 6, 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium 31,078 / 31,078 $3,158,064
June 8, 2013 Manchester England Etihad Stadium 41,501 / 41,501 $4,067,566<
June 9, 2013 Birmingham Villa Park 35,413 / 35,413 $3,218,037
June 12, 2013 Cardiff Wales Cardiff City Stadium 29,171 / 29,171 $2,367,351
June 13, 2013 Sunderland England Stadium of Light 41,649 / 41,649 $2,612,563
June 15, 2013 Dublin Ireland Slane Castle 45,094 / 45,094 $4,616,246
June 16, 2013[a] Newport England Seaclose Park N/A N/A
June 18, 2013 Berlin Germany Waldbühne 22,967 / 22,967 $1,998,785
June 19, 2013 Gdansk Poland PGE Arena Gdańsk 31,167 / 31,167 $3,218,718
June 21, 2013 Stuttgart Germany Cannstatter Wasen 26,522 / 26,522 $2,575,716
June 22, 2013 Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 42,476 / 42,476 $3,572,843
June 24, 2013 Prague Czech Republic Eden Arena 27,386 / 27,386 $2,873,947
June 26, 2013 Lisbon Portugal Bela Vista Park 28,864 / 28,864 $2,567,847
June 27, 2013 Madrid Spain Vicente Calderón Stadium 43,677 / 43,677 $1,551,294
June 29, 2013 Milan Italy San Siro 51,531 / 51,531 $3,788,512
June 30, 2013 Bern Switzerland Stade de Suisse 28,868 / 28,868 $3,477,918
July 3, 2013 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park 34,733 / 34,733 $2,533,766
July 5, 2013[b] London England Hyde Park N/A N/A
North America[8]
July 12, 2013 Chicago United States Soldier Field 45,178 / 45,178 $4,690,204
July 18, 2013 Detroit Ford Field 43,142 / 43,142 $2,638,975
July 20, 2013 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 45,912 / 45,912 $3,514,571
July 22, 2013 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center 14,015 / 14,015 $814,776
July 23, 2013 Darien Center Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 11,571 / 11,571 $535,872
July 25, 2013 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 95,991 / 95,991 $9,594,635
July 27, 2013
South America[8]
September 20, 2013[c] Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rock In Rio N/A N/A
September 22, 2013[d] São Paulo Morumbi Stadium 63,198 / 63,198 $5,695,137
September 24, 2013 Santiago Chile Estadio Monumental David Arellano 34,818 / 34,818 $2,302,796
September 26, 2013 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani 38,130 / 38,130 $4,080,422
North America[8][13]
September 29, 2013 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol 35,222 / 35,222 $2,464,370
October 2, 2013 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 16,142 / 16,142 $1,489,300
October 5, 2013 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome 17,357 / 17,357 $1,255,004
October 6, 2013 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 11,254 / 11,254 $1,434,849
October 8, 2013 Fresno Save Mart Center 12,463 / 12,463 $1,017,003
October 9, 2013 Anaheim Honda Center 14,399 / 14,399 $1,157,071
October 11, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 14,257 / 14,257 $1,336,636
October 12, 2013 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,425 / 13,425 $1,817,412
October 15, 2013 San Antonio AT&T Center 13,798 / 13,798 $999,709
October 16, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,694 / 13,694 $1,158,010
October 18, 2013 Little Rock Verizon Arena 15,422 / 15,422 $1,318,705
October 20, 2013 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 13,936 / 13,936 $1,013,624
October 22, 2013 Green Bay Resch Center 9,178 / 9,178 $1,323,163
October 23, 2013 Chicago United Center 13,560 / 13,560 $1,146,614
October 25, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 9,091 / 9,091 $2,043,338
November 1, 2013 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 35,859 / 35,859 $3,423,340
November 2, 2013
November 5, 2013 Philadelphia United States Wells Fargo Center 16,177 / 16,177 $1,448,021
November 6, 2013 Raleigh PNC Arena 15,899 / 15,899 $1,004,941
November 8, 2013 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 18,131 / 18,131 $1,927,699
Asia[13]
December 3, 2013 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome 21,937 / 21,937 $2,467,931
December 4, 2013 Tokyo Tokyo Dome 40,000 / 40,000 $4,458,661
Australia[13]
December 7, 2013 Melbourne Australia Etihad Stadium 91,505 / 91,505 $12,170,951
December 8, 2013
December 11, 2013 Adelaide AAMI Stadium 39,368 / 39,368 $4,451,035
December 12, 2013 Perth Perth Arena 14,062 / 14,062 $2,975,768
December 14, 2013 Sydney ANZ Stadium 60,510 / 60,510 $8,079,581
December 15, 2013 Sydney Entertainment Centre 11,113 / 11,113 $1,408,400
December 17, 2013 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 42,316 / 42,316 $5,869,331
TOTAL 2,497,731 / 2,497,731 (100%) $247,040,028

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
July 14, 2013 Cleveland United States FirstEnergy Stadium Unknown[14]
September 18, 2013 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club del Paraguay Logistical reasons[15]
September 18, 2013 Córdoba Argentina Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Recuperation time for band member[16]

Personnel[edit]

Band

.Additional musicians

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The June 16, 2013 concert in Newport, England at the Seaclose Park was a part of the Isle of Wight Festival.[9]
  2. ^ The July 5, 2013 concert in London, England at the Hyde Park was a part of the British Summer Time festival.[10]
  3. ^ The September 20, 2013 concert in Rio de Janiero, Brazil at the Parque dos Atletas was a part of Rock In Rio festival.[11]
  4. ^ The September 22, 2013 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Morumbi Stadium was a part of the Live Music Rocks Concert Series.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Announcing Bon Jovi: Because We Can - The Tour". Bonjovi.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Tours: Mid-Year 2013". Pollstar. 12 July 2013. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Hollow, Christopher (December 8, 2013). "REVIEW: Bon Jovi Because We Can Australian Tour With Kid Rock - Etihad Stadium 07.12.13". Take 40 Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (11). 23 March 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (22). 8 June 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (29). 27 July 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (40). 12 October 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bon Jovi bring Isle of Wight Festival 2013 to a close". Metro. DMG Media. 17 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "BRITISH SUMMER TIME: Bon Jovi". Time Out London. Time Out Group Limited. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bon Jovi é atração confirmada no Rock in Rio 2013" [Bon Jovi is confirmed attraction at Rock in Rio 2013]. G1. 3 March 2013. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bon Jovi". Live Music Rocks Website. XYZ Live. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard (New York City, New York: Prometheus Global Media) 125 (46). 23 November 2013. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cleveland announcement". BonJovi.com. June 17, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Bon Jovi Show in Paraguay Has Been Cancelled". BonJovi.com. August 20, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Bon Jovi concert at Estadio Kempes in Cordoba has been cancelled". BonJovi.com. September 12, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 

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