New Jersey Syndicate Tour

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New Jersey Syndicate Tour
Tour by Bon Jovi
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Start date October 31, 1988
End date February 17, 1990
Bon Jovi concert chronology

The New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Jersey Syndicate Tour, New Jersey Syndicate Brotherhood Tour, or New Jersey Tour, was a concert tour by American hard rock band Bon Jovi that ran from 1988 to 1990. The massive, highly successful world tour was put on in support of the band's multi-platinum 1988 album New Jersey.

Background[edit]

The tour was very grueling and exhausting and led to the band's hiatus at the tour's conclusion. Bon Jovi had toured heavily since 1984 and the tour put pressures on the band's relationships with each other and their families, on their health, and their emotions. The tour was often noted for its extended musical performances of songs, which would often run twice the length of the album track as well as raw emotional vocal performances by Jon Bon Jovi. Jon had to enlist the help of a vocal coach to help sustain his voice and Richie Sambora would often help out more on the high notes. The band would also perform some of their songs in acoustic format, signaling a change in musical style and maturation of the band.

The concert performances on the Jersey Syndicate Tour featured vivid pyrotechnics, a catwalk elevated above the crowd (which was for Cameramen filming MN Northstars Hockey at the Met Center in Bloomington,MN where the current Mall of America now stands), and Jon entering the stage through a hole in the stage. Prior to the band taking the stage Emerson Lake & Palmer's Karn Evil 9 First Impression Part Two was played at full volume over the PA. The concerts also required extensive security due to the band's iconic status as major rock stars of the time.

This was the last tour by the band to feature a notable amount of material from their first two albums. After the band hit it big with the album Slippery When Wet, they began to phase their pre-stardom material out of their live sets because according to interviews it did not match the standards set by the material on their later releases, even on this tour those songs were performed somewhat sparingly. With the exception of the song "Runaway" from the first album which is still played regularly to this day, virtually nothing from those albums has been performed live since the conclusion of this tour.

Setlist[edit]

Tour footage used in music videos[edit]

In addition, Bon Jovi shot the music videos for "Lay Your Hands on Me", "I'll Be There for You", and "Blood on Blood" during performances on the tour, and recorded footage for their video releases Access All Areas and New Jersey: The Videos on this tour.

The band also headlined the Moscow Music Peace Festival during this time.

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
Europe
October 31, 1988 Dublin Ireland Royal Dublin Society Simmonscourt Pavilion N/A N/A
November 1, 1988
November 4, 1988 Stuttgart West Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
November 6, 1988 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
November 7, 1988 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
November 8, 1988 Kassel Messe Kassel
November 10, 1988 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 11, 1988
November 13, 1988 Florence Italy Palasport
November 14, 1988 Rome Palaeur
November 16, 1988 Milan Palatrussardi
November 17, 1988
November 18, 1988 Nuremberg West Germany Frankenhalle
November 20, 1988 Paris France Zénith de Paris
November 21, 1988 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
November 24, 1988 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
November 25, 1988 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
November 26, 1988 Stockholm Johanneshovs Isstadion
November 28, 1988 Helsinki Finland Helsingin Jäähalli
December 2, 1988 Glasgow Scotland Hall 4 at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
December 3, 1988
December 5, 1988 Birmingham United Kingdom National Exhibition Centre
December 6, 1988
December 8, 1988 London Wembley Arena
December 9, 1988
December 11, 1988 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
December 12, 1988 London Wembley Arena
December 13, 1988
December 15, 1988 Brussels Belgium Forest National
December 16, 1988 Dortmund West Germany Westfalenhallen
December 17, 1988 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
December 19, 1988 Munich Olympiahalle
Asia
December 31, 1988 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome N/A N/A
January 1, 1989
January 5, 1989 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
January 6, 1989
January 9, 1989
January 10, 1989 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
January 11, 1989
North America[1]
January 13, 1989 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center N/A N/A
January 14, 1989
January 15, 1989
January 26, 1989 Dallas Reunion Arena 16,761 / 19,000 $311,351
January 27, 1989 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center 13,659 / 13,659 $195,930
January 29, 1989 Houston The Summit 16,223 / 16,509 5278,285
January 30, 1989 Austin Frank Erwin Center 15,277 / 15,277 $217,309
February 1, 1989 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 13,100 / 13,100 $224,613
February 2, 1989 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center 11,772 / 11,772 $199,877
February 4, 1989 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center 12,010 / 12,010 $209,178
February 5, 1989 Tallahassee Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 11,420 / 11,420 $196,123
February 7, 1989 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum 11,676 / 11,676 $200,288
February 9, 1989 Miami Miami Arena 15,741 / 15,741 $291,209
February 10, 1989 Orlando Orlando Arena 14,749 / 14,749 $258,108
February 11, 1989 San Juan Puerto Rico Estadio Hiram Bithorn N/A N/A
February 14, 1989 Birmingham United States Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center 15,500 / 15,500 $267,545
February 15, 1989 Atlanta The Omni 15,816 / 15,816 $292,596
February 17, 1989 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum N/A N/A
February 19, 1989 Chapel Hill Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center 19,376 / 19,376 $329,360
February 20, 1989 Murfreesboro Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center 11,314 / 11,314 $192,338
February 22, 1989 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum 11,122 / 11,122 $190,740
February 23, 1989 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena 13,600 / 14,672 $238,000
February 25, 1989 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum N/A N/A
February 26, 1989 Lexington Rupp Arena 14,635 / 18,000 $270,748
February 28, 1989 Hampton Hampton Coliseum N/A N/A
March 2, 1989 Providence Providence Civic Center 14,029 / 14,029 $259,537
March 3, 1989 Syracuse Carrier Dome N/A N/A
March 6, 1989 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
March 7, 1989 Landover Capital Centre
March 8, 1989 Philadelphia Spectrum 18,263 / 18,263 $308,805
March 10, 1989 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 17,165 / 17,165 $341,728
March 12, 1989 Worcester Centrum in Worcester 25,003 / 25,003 $462,556
March 13, 1989
March 15, 1989 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena N/A N/A
March 21, 1989 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 19,812 / 19,812 $396,240
March 22, 1989 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium 10,353 / 10,353 $182,423
March 23, 1989 South Bend Notre Dame University Arena N/A N/A
March 24, 1989 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon 17,122 / 17,122 $342,440
March 25, 1989 Richfield Township Richfield Coliseum 18,160 / 18,160 $326,880
March 26, 1989 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 16,632 / 16,632 $291,060
March 28, 1989 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena 11,570 / 11,570 $200,596
March 29, 1989 Champaign Assembly Hall N/A N/A
April 1, 1989 Milwaukee Bradley Center 17,994 / 17,994 $334,685
April 2, 1989 Ames Hilton Coliseum 11,957 / 11,957 $203,269
April 4, 1989 Bloomington Met Center 16,071 / 16,071 $296,574
April 5, 1989 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $201,076
April 7, 1989 St. Louis St. Louis Arena 16,776 / 16,776 $293,832
April 8, 1989 Carbondale SIU Arena 9,780 / 9,780 $166,260
April 10, 1989 Wichita Kansas Coliseum 12,000 / 12,000 $210,000
April 11, 1989 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center 14,348 / 14,348 $245,490
April 13, 1989 Kansas City Kemper Arena N/A N/A
April 15, 1989 Lubbock Lubbock Municipal Coliseum 10,600 / 10,600 $169,406
April 16, 1989 Las Cruces Pan American Center 10,963 / 12,547 $186,025
April 18, 1989 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum 10,656 / 10,656 $184,345
April 20, 1989 Chandler Compton Terrace 16,000 / 16,000 $257,153
April 21, 1989 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 12,603 / 13,781 $210,735
April 22, 1989 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 15,000 / 15,000 $306,880
April 24, 1989 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center 10,145 / 10,145 $177,537
April 25, 1989 Inglewood Great Western Forum 31,580 / 31,580 $528,101
April 26, 1989
April 29, 1989 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 35,284 / 37,878 $648,770
April 30, 1989
May 2, 1989 Salt Lake City Salt Palace N/A N/A
May 3, 1989
May 5, 1989 Boise Boise State University Pavilion 9,566 / 12,428 $132,876
May 7, 1989 Pullman Beasley Coliseum 9,493 / 12,520 $170,663
May 8, 1989 Portland Memorial Coliseum 21,492 / 21,492 $354,849
May 9, 1989
May 10, 1989 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 23,141 / 28,855 $430,920
May 11, 1989 Vancouver Canada British Columbia Place N/A N/A
May 13, 1989 Anchorage United States George M. Sullivan Arena
May 14, 1989
May 15, 1989
May 27, 1989 Mears Val Du Lakes Amphitheatre
May 28, 1989 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 17,877 / 19,868 $357,540
May 29, 1989 Peoria Peoria Civic Center 8,305 / 8,305 $153,643
May 31, 1989 Charleston Charleston Civic Center 10,899 / 11,000 $190,733
June 2, 1989 Toronto Canada Canadian National Exhibition Stadium 21,312 / 21,312 $431,883
June 3, 1989 Montreal Montreal Forum 15,207 / 15,207 $272,459
June 4, 1989 Quebec City Colisée de Québec 13,873 / 14,320 $248,558
June 7, 1989 Providence United States Providence Civic Center 13,816 / 13,816 $255,596
June 8, 1989 Wilkes-Barre Pocono Downs N/A N/A
June 9, 1987 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium 20,041 / 20,041 $370,760
June 11, 1989 East Rutherford Giants Stadium 72,641 / 72,641 $1,474,788
June 13, 1989 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 30,828 / 30,828 $592,209
June 14, 1989
June 16, 1989 Johnstown Point Stadium 12,653 / 14,000 $225,506
June 19, 1989 Philadelphia Spectrum 29,083 / 29,083 $516,557
June 20, 1989
June 22, 1989 Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach Ball Park N/A N/A
June 23, 1989 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 30,101 / 30,101 $544,515
June 24, 1989
June 25, 1989 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Race Course N/A N/A
June 28, 1989 Mansfield Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts
June 29, 1989
June 30, 1989
July 2, 1989 Thornville Buckeye Lake Music Center
July 3, 1989 Akron Rubber Bowl
July 5, 1989 Rochester Silver Stadium 16,367 / 30,000 $319,156
July 6, 1989 Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center N/A N/A
July 8, 1989 Manchester Riverfront Park
July 9, 1989 Middletown Orange County Fairgrounds
July 11, 1989 Landover Capital Centre 14,808 / 15,000 $273,948
July 12, 1989 Richmond Richmond Coliseum 10,352 / 12,500 $170,808
July 14, 1989 Chattanooga UTC Arena 11,852 / 11,852 $202,440
July 15, 1989 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 12,123 / 12,123 $224,276
July 16, 1989 Columbia Carolina Coliseum 11,983 / 11,983 $210,345
July 18, 1989 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center N/A N/A
July 19, 1989 Nashville Starwood Amphitheatre
July 20, 1989 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 22, 1989 Lafayette Cajundome 10,200 / 10,200 $182,503
July 23, 1989 New Orleans Lakefront Arena 10,601 / 10,601 $193,362
July 25, 1989 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre 14,887 / 20,000 $268,022
July 28, 1989 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 29, 1989
July 30, 1989 Topeka Landon Arena 9,864 / 9,864 $162,755
July 31, 1989 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $206,376
August 1, 1989 Bloomington Met Center 17,325 / 17,325 $301,643
August 2, 1989 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center 10,000 / 10,000 $170,110
August 4, 1989 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre 30,353 / 40,000 $579,956
Europe
August 12, 1989 Moscow Soviet Union Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow Music Peace Festival '89) N/A N/A
August 13, 1989
August 19, 1989 Milton Keynes United Kingdom National Bowl (Milton Keynes Festival '89)
North America[2]
August 23, 1989 Charlevoix United States Castle Farms N/A N/A
August 25, 1989 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
August 26, 1989 Regina Regina Agridome
August 28, 1989 Calgary Olympic Saddledome 14,445 / 15,000 $288,560
August 29, 1989 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum N/A N/A
August 30, 1989 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place 10,454 / 10,454 $218,498
September 1, 1989 Casper United States Casper Events Center N/A N/A
September 2, 1989 Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 11,000 / 11,000 $199,930
September 3, 1989 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena N/A N/A
September 7, 1989 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 30,000 / 30,000 $632,773
September 8, 1989 Sacramento Cal Expo Amphitheatre 28,000 / 28,000 $551,485
September 9, 1989
September 10, 1989 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
September 12, 1989 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 14,000 / 14,000 $251,636
September 14, 1989 Tulsa Tulsa Convention Center N/A N/A
September 15, 1989 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
September 16, 1989 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
September 17, 1989 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
September 19, 1989 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
September 20, 1989 Augusta Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center 9,000 / 9,000 $161,857
September 21, 1989 Albany James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center 11,347 / 12,300 $207,290
September 23, 1989 Miami Miami Arena 15,649 / 15,649 $277,680
September 24, 1989 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center 19,516 / 19,516 $351,288
September 25, 1989
September 27, 1989 Mobile Mobile Civic Center 15,000 / 15,000 $262,500
September 28, 1989 Lake Charles Lake Charles Civic Center N/A N/A
September 29, 1989 Houston The Summit 14,966 / 16,000 $263,336
September 30, 1989 Abilene Taylor County Expo Center N/A N/A
October 1, 1989 Bonner Springs Sandstone Center for the Performing Arts
October 2, 1989 Columbia Hearnes Center 8,209 / 8,209 $134,345
October 3, 1989 Louisville Freedom Hall 14,712 / 14,712 $257,460
October 4, 1989 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum 15,372 / 15,372 $275,946
Oceania
October 31, 1989 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A N/A
November 1, 1989
November 2, 1989 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
November 3, 1989
November 4, 1989
November 8, 1989 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
November 11, 1989 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
November 13, 1989 Melbourne Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
November 14, 1989
November 18, 1989 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium
Europe
November 29, 1989 Cascais Portugal Dramático De Cascais Pavilion N/A N/A
December 1, 1989 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
December 2, 1989 Barcelona Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
December 3, 1989 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
December 5, 1989 Paris France Palais Des Sports de St. Ouen
December 6, 1989 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
December 7, 1989 Cologne Germany Sporthalle
December 9, 1989 Oldenburg Weser-Ems-Halle
December 10, 1989 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
December 11, 1989 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
December 13, 1989 Helsinki Finland Helsingin Jäähalli
December 15, 1989 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
December 16, 1989 Gothenburg Scandinavium
December 18, 1989 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
December 21, 1989 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
December 22, 1989 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
December 23, 1989 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt (Christmas Music Festival '89)
December 27, 1989 United Kingdom Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
December 28, 1989
December 29, 1989
December 30, 1989
January 2, 1990 London Wembley Arena
January 3, 1990
January 4, 1990
January 6, 1990 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
January 8, 1990 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
January 9, 1990
January 10, 1990 London United Kingdom Hammersmith Odeon
(Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Benefit)
South America
January 27, 1990 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Praça da Apoteose (Hollywood Rock Festival) N/A N/A
February 1, 1990 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani (Derby Rock '90)
February 6, 1990 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
February 9, 1990 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Tecnológico
February 10, 1990
February 16, 1990 Guadalajara Estadio Tecnológico Universidad De Guadalajara
February 17, 1990
(Matinee performance)
February 17, 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ North American 1st leg box score data:
  2. ^ North American 2nd leg box score data: