Slippery When Wet Tour

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Slippery When Wet Tour
Tour by Bon Jovi
Start date July 14, 1986
End date October 17, 1987
Legs 6
Shows 24 in Europe
149 in North America
20 in Asia
13 in Oceania
206 in Total
Bon Jovi concert chronology
7800 Fahrenheit Tour (1985)
(1985)
Slippery When Wet Tour
(1986-1987)
New Jersey Syndicate Tour
(1988-1990)

The Slippery When Wet Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Bon Jovi that ran from 1986 through to 1987. The tour was put on in support of the band's multi-platinum 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The tour was the first major worldwide tour for the band, visiting places such as Australia and Canada for the first time.

Personnel[edit]

Support Acts[edit]

The major support act for the Slippery When Wet tour was Cinderella. They played at the majority of the shows during the North American leg of the tour. In mainland Europe, heavy metal band Queensrÿche was the support act. For the UK leg of the tour, support came from the British band FM on all dates except for the last three[1] for which Queensrÿche was the support act. Judas Priest actually headlined over the band during the first leg in Canada. Monsters of Rock 1986 in Germany: Warlock, Michael Schenker Group, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions (Headliner).

Setlist[edit]

The setlist of the tour varied between shows and countries. An average of 16 to 18 songs were played at each show. This is a set list from the show at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, United States which was also popular throughout the Tour:

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
July 1, 1986 Providence United States Providence Civic Center (opening for 38 Special)
July 4, 1986 Manor Manor Downs - Farm Aid Festival
14 July 1986 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
16 July 1986 Calgary Max Bell Centre
17 July 1986 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
19 July 1986 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
22 July 1986 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
23 July 1986 Montreal Montreal Forum
24 July 1986 Quebec City Colisée Québec
25 July 1986 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
Asia
August 11, 1986 Nagoya Japan Aichi Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
August 12, 1986 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sunplace
August 13, 1986 Osaka Festival Hall
August 14, 1986
August 16, 1986 Kobe Kobe International House
August 18, 1986 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
August 20, 1986 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
August 21, 1986 Sendai Miyagi Prefectural Auditorium
August 23, 1986 Aomori Aomori Civic Cultural Hall
August 25, 1986 Sapporo Hokkaido Koseinenkin Hall
Monsters of Rock Festival 1986
August 30, 1986 Nuremberg Germany Zeppelinfeld
August 31, 1986 Mannheim Maimarkt-Gelände
North America
September 12, 1986 East Rutherford United States Brendan Byrne Arena (opening for 38 Special)
September 13, 1986 Mansfield Great Woods (opening for 38 Special)
September 23, 1986 Cullowhee Ramsey Center
September 28, 1986 Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (opening for 38 Special)
October 7, 1986 Memphis MidSouth Colisseum (opening for 38 Special)
October 15, 1986 Largo Capital Centre (opening for Ratt)
Europe
November 7, 1986 Bradford England St George's Hall
November 9, 1986 Ipswich Gaumont Theater
November 10, 1986 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
November 11, 1986 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
November 12, 1986 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
November 14, 1986 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
November 15, 1986 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
November 17, 1986 London Hammersmith Odeon
November 18, 1986
November 20, 1986 Liverpool Liverpool Royal Court
November 21, 1986 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria hall
November 23, 1986 Leicester De Montfort Hall
November 24, 1986 London Hammersmith Odeon
November 25, 1986
November 26, 1986 Bradford St George's Hall
November 27, 1986 Arnhem Netherlands Rijnhal
November 28, 1986 Paris France Le Zénith
November 29, 1986 Lausanne Switzerland CIG da Malley
November 30, 1986 Wuerzburg Germany Carl-Diem-Halle
December 2, 1986 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
December 3, 1986 Hannover Stadionsporthalle
December 4, 1986 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
December 6, 1986 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
December 8, 1986 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
North America
December 19, 1986 Baltimore United States Baltimore Arena
December 20, 1986 Bethlehem Stabler Arena
December 21, 1986 Johnstown Cambria County War Memorial Arena
December 26, 1986 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
December 27, 1986 Worcester The Centrum
December 29, 1986 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
December 30, 1986 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
December 31, 1986 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
January 2, 1987 Hersey Hersheypark Arena
January 3, 1987 Wilkes-Barre Kingston Armory
January 9, 1987 Denver McNichols Arena
January 10, 1987 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
January 11, 1987 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
January 13, 1987 Tucson Tucson Convention Center
January 14, 1987 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
January 16, 1987 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
January 17, 1987 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
January 19, 1987 San Bernardino Orange Pavilion
January 20, 1987 Fresno Selland Arena
January 21, 1987 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
January 23, 1987 Reno Lawlor Events Center
January 24, 1987 Daly City Cow Palace
January 26, 1987 Spokane Spokane Coliseum
January 27, 1987 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
January 31, 1987 Tyler Coliseum
February 2, 1987 Dallas Reunion Arena
February 3, 1987 Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
February 4, 1987 San Antonio Majestic Theatre
February 6, 1987 Lake Charles Lake Charles Civic Center
February 7, 1987 Houston The Summit
February 8, 1987 Austin Frank Erwin Center
February 10, 1987 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
February 11, 1987 Starkville Humphrey Coliseum
February 12, 1987 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
February 14, 1987 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
February 15, 1987 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center
February 17, 1987 North Fort Myers Lee County Civic Center
February 18, 1987 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
February 20, 1987 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
February 21, 1987 Hiram Bithorn Stadium
February 24, 1987 Oklahoma City United States The Myriad
February 26, 1987 Kansas City Kemper Arena
February 27, 1987 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
February 28, 1987 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
March 1, 1987 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
March 2, 1987 Starkville Humphrey Coliseum
March 3, 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
March 4, 1987 Chicago UIC Pavilion
March 5, 1987
March 6, 1987 Rochester Mayo Civic Center[2]
March 8, 1987 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
March 10, 1987 Detroit Cobo Arena
March 11, 1987
March 12, 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
March 14, 1987 Rockford Rockford Metro Center
March 15, 1987 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi
March 18, 1987 Cincinnati United States Cincinnati Gardens
March 19, 1987
March 20, 1987 Johnson City Freedom Hall Civic Center
March 21, 1987 Lexington Rupp Arena
March 23, 1987 Atlanta The Omni
March 24, 1987
March 25, 1987 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
March 27, 1987 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
March 28, 1987 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
March 30, 1987 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
March 31, 1987 Huntington Huntington Civic Coliseum
April 2, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum
April 3, 1987 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
April 4, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum
April 5, 1987
April 7, 1987 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 8, 1987
April 9, 1987 Binghamton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
April 10, 1987 Troy Houston Fieldhouse
April 11, 1987 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
April 13, 1987 Largo Coliseum
April 15, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum
April 16, 1987
May 1, 1987 Providence Providence Civic Center
May 2, 1987
May 3, 1987 Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
May 5, 1987 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
May 6, 1987 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
May 8, 1987 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
May 9, 1987 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
May 10, 1987 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
May 12, 1987 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
May 13, 1987 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum
May 14, 1987 Birmingham BJCC
May 16, 1987 Antoich Starwood Amphitheatre
May 17, 1987 Des Moines Iowa State Fair
May 18, 1987 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
May 19, 1987 Des Moines Iowa State Fair
May 20, 1987 Fort Wayne War Memorial Coliseum
May 21, 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
May 22, 1987 Louisville Freedom Hall
May 23, 1987 Battle Creek Kellogg Arena
May 24, 1987 Thornville Buckeye Lake Music Center
May 26, 1987 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
May 27, 1987
May 29, 1987
May 30, 1987
May 31, 1987 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
June 5, 1987 Rockford Rockford Metro Center
June 6, 1987 Minneapolis Met Center
June 7, 1987
June 9, 1987 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
June 10, 1987 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
June 11, 1987 Kansas City Kemper Arena
June 13, 1987 Casper Casper Events Center
June 14, 1987 Denver McNichols Arena
June 15, 1987
June 17, 1987 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
June 18, 1987
June 20, 1987 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
June 21, 1987
June 22, 1987
June 25, 1987 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 26, 1987
June 27, 1987
June 29, 1987 Portland Memorial Coliseum
June 30, 1987
July 2, 1987 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
July 3, 1987 Akron United States Rubber Bowl
July 10, 1987 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 12, 1987 Toronto Canada Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand
July 14, 1987 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi
July 15, 1987 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
July 18, 1987 Pittsburgh United States Pittsburgh Civic Arena
July 23, 1987 Hershey Hersheypark Arena
July 24, 1987 Largo Coliseum
July 25, 1987 Erie Liberty Park Amphitheatre
July 27, 1987 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
July 28, 1987
July 29, 1987
August 1, 1987 New York City Madison Square Garden
August 2, 1987
August 3, 1987
August 6, 1987 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
August 7, 1987
August 9, 1987 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 10, 1987
Europe
August 22, 1987 Donington Park England Monsters of Rock
Oceania
September 5, 1987 Melbourne Australia Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
September 6, 1987
September 7, 1987
September 8, 1987
September 9, 1987
September 10, 1987
September 12, 1987 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
September 14, 1987 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
September 15, 1987
September 16, 1987
September 17, 1987
September 18, 1987
September 19, 1987 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs
Asia
September 24, 1987 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
September 25, 1987
September 26, 1987
September 27, 1987
September 28, 1987
September 29, 1987
September 30, 1987
October 1, 1987 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
October 3, 1987 Osaka Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium
October 5, 1987 Osaka-jō Hall
October 6, 1987
October 7, 1987 Shizuoka Shizuoka Industrial Hall
North America
October 15, 1987 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
October 16, 1987
October 17, 1987

References[edit]

  1. ^ FM. "Bon Jovi / FM Slippery When Wet UK Tour Nov 1986". FM. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Weber, Tom (21 February 2007). "Bon Jovi show boosted new Civic Center arena". Rochester Post-Bulletin. Retrieved 5 March 2013.