Bon Jovi Live

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Bon Jovi Live
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North American and European tour by Bon Jovi
Location North America, Europe
Associated album Greatest Hits
Start date February 9, 2011 (2011-02-09)
End date July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
Legs 2
Shows 35 in North America
24 in Europe
59 Total
Box office US $143 million ($149.92 in 2014 dollars)[1]
Bon Jovi concert chronology
The Circle Tour
(2010)
Bon Jovi Live
(2011)
Because We Can: The Tour
(2013)

Bon Jovi Live was the fourteenth concert tour by American band, Bon Jovi.[2] 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.[3] At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed second on Billboard's annual, "Top 25 Tour", earning over $190 million with 68 shows.[4]

Background[edit]

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.[5] 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.[3] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[citation needed]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance in Uncasville. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[8]

  1. "The Radio Saved My Life Tonight"
  2. "We Weren't Born to Follow"
  3. "Lost Highway"
  4. "Whole Lot of Leavin'"
  5. "Thorn in My Side"
  6. "Wild in the Streets"
  7. "I Got the Girl"
  8. "The More Things Change"
  9. "Summertime"
  10. "Blaze of Glory"
  11. "In These Arms"
  12. "Superman Tonight"
  13. "Living in Sin"
  14. "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
  15. "You Give Love a Bad Name"
  16. "It's My Life"
  17. "Wanted Dead or Alive"
  18. "Bad Medicine" (contains elements of "Oh, Pretty Woman")
  19. "Livin' on a Prayer"
Encore
  1. "Hey God"
  2. "Raise Your Hands"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[9]
February 9, 2011 University Park United States Bryce Jordan Center Lorenza Ponce 14,758 / 14,758 $1,157,850
February 11, 2011 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center Norman Nardini
Jimbo and the Soupbones
34,144 / 34,144 $2,923,374
February 12, 2011
February 14, 2011 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Dean Lickyer
Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols
36,681 / 36,681 $3,806,514
February 15, 2011
February 18, 2011 Montreal Bell Centre N/A 39,435 / 39,435 $3,726,141
February 19, 2011
February 21, 2011 Raleigh United States RBC Center Billy Falcon 17,843 / 17,843 $1,655,016
February 24, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden N/A 53,219 / 53,219 $7,003,552
February 25, 2011
February 27, 2011 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 17,908 / 17,908 $1,808,028
March 1, 2011 Boston TD Garden 15,928 / 15,928 $1,675,208
March 2, 2011 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center Soraia 18,794 / 18,794 $1,841,830
March 4, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena Lorenza Ponce 8,952 / 8,952 $1,537,472
March 5, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden N/A [a] [a]
March 8, 2011 Chicago United Center The West Side 33,884 / 33,884 $3,241,671
March 9, 2011
March 17, 2011 San Antonio AT&T Center Ryan Star 17,112 / 17,112 $1,571,364
March 19, 2011 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena 15,136 / 15,136 $2,761,834
March 22, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 17,146 / 17,146 $1,338,116
March 25, 2011 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 34,672 / 34,672 $3,241,752
March 26, 2011
April 30, 2011 New Orleans United States Fair Grounds Race Course N/A N/A N/A
May 3, 2011 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place 17,472 / 17,472 $1,361,048
May 4, 2011 Montreal Bell Centre 19,617 / 19,617 $1,752,071
May 6, 2011 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Lorenza Ponce 15,968 / 15,968 $1,621,898
May 7, 2011 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena Lakshmi 8,997 / 8,997 $1,139,499
May 10, 2011 Columbus Nationwide Arena N/A 17,668 / 17,668 $1,566,850
May 12, 2011 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 14,649 / 14,649 $1,234,198
May 14, 2011 Atlanta Philips Arena 16,658 / 16,658 $1,649,543
May 15, 2011 Orlando Amway Center 16,748 / 16,748 $1,622,547
May 17, 2011 Houston Toyota Center 15,787 / 15,787 $1,351,764
May 19, 2011 Memphis FedExForum Billy Falcon 15,912 / 15,912 $1,353,835
May 21, 2011 Milwaukee Bradley Center N/A 17,281 / 17,281 $1,390,393
May 22, 2011 St. Louis Scottrade Center 20,648 / 20,648 $1,575,841
Europe[10]
June 8, 2011 Zagreb Croatia Stadion Maksimir The Breakers
Opca Opasnost
33,698 / 33,698 $2,245,935
June 10, 2011 Dresden Germany Ostragehege The Breakers
Unbuttoned Heart
24,049 / 24,049 $2,123,287
June 12, 2011 Munich Olympic Stadium The Breakers 68,025 / 68,025 $5,450,997
June 15, 2011 Oslo Norway Ullevaal Stadion Billy Falcon 31,521 / 31,521 $3,971,782
June 17, 2011 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium The Breakers
Block Buster
45,219 / 45,219 $4,863,623
June 19, 2011 Horsens Denmark CASA Arena Horsens The Breakers
Moreish
30,803 / 30,803 $3,044,795
June 22, 2011 Edinburgh Scotland Murrayfield Stadium Vale Verde 53,043 / 53,043 $4,227,618
June 24, 2011 Manchester England Lancashire County Cricket Grounds Vintage Trouble
Xander and the Peace Pirates
42,737 / 42,737 $4,137,370
June 25, 2011 London Hard Rock Calling N/A N/A N/A
June 27, 2011 Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium Vintage Trouble
Goldtrap
20,459 / 20,459 $2,105,072
June 29, 2011 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena Vintage Trouble 68,144 / 68,144 $6,496,433
June 30, 2011
July 8, 2011 Istanbul Turkey Türk Telekom Arena Şebnem Ferah
Redd
35,723 / 35,723 $2,775,566
July 10, 2011 Bucharest Romania Piaţa Constituţiei Stillborn
QuantiQ
53,030 / 53,030 $4,000,892
July 13, 2011 Düsseldorf Germany Esprit Arena The Breakers 43,625 / 43,625 $3,446,927
July 14, 2011 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund Death By Chocolate 37,125 / 37,125 $5,324,955
July 16, 2011 Mannheim Germany Maimarkt-Gelände Vintage Trouble
The Rising Rocket
40,172 / 40,172 $3,242,820
July 17, 2011 Udine Italy Stadio Friuli Flemt 39,926 / 39,926 $3,229,776
July 20, 2011 Athens Greece Olympic Stadium The Breakers
Brothers in Plugs
60,652 / 60,652 $6,594,404
July 22, 2011 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion The Breakers
Tyler Ernst
56,280 / 56,280 $4,950,762
July 24, 2011 Bruges Belgium Zeebrugge Beach Arid
Billy The Kill
29,497 / 29,497 $2,711,036
July 27, 2011 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys The Rebels
The Monomes
39,992 / 39,992 $3,021,325
July 29, 2011 San Sebastián Anoeta Stadium Rulo y La Contraband
The Rebels
34,798 / 34,798 $2,806,226
July 31, 2011 Lisbon Portugal Bela Vista Park Klepht
Red Lizzard
57,832 / 57,832 $4,811,609
TOTAL 1,519,598 / 1,519,598 (100%) $142,977,988

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional musicians

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The score data is representative of the three shows in New York City, New York at the Madison Square Garden on February 24, February 25, and March 5 respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bon Jovi Announces 2011 Tour Tickets for Worldwide Concert Dates on Sale This November 2010" (Press release). Barcelona Reporter. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b Waddell, Ray (10 December 2010). "Bon Jovi: Billboard's Top Touring Act of the Year". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top 25 Tours of 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Evans, Rob (13 October 2010). "Bon Jovi brings "The Circle" to movie theaters, 2011 tour in the works". Soundspike. MTV Networks. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Riedel, David (28 April 2011). "Richie Sambora reportedly going back to rehab". CBS News. CBS Broadcasting Inc. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Sealy, Katharine (4 May 2011). "Local guitarist joins Bon Jovi". The Mississauga News. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Kintner, Thomas (5 March 2011). "Bon Jovi Mixes New With Classic Songs". Hartford Courant. Tribune Company. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  9. ^ North America box score:
  10. ^ Europe box score: