Saturday, 25 May 2013

Bon Jovi - Because We Can

Because We Can, The Tour is the fifthteenth concert tour by American rock band, Bon Jovi. The tour is in support of the band's twelfth studio album What About Now. The tour is named after the lead single from What About Now.

All five major continents will be visited during the 2013 tour. The tour will see the band travel to Wales for the first time since their 2001 One Wild Night Tour and it will also be the first time in since their 1995 These Days Tour that the band will be returning to the shores of Africa for two dates in South Africa. Furthermore, Because We Can : The Tour will be the first time in the band's 30 year history that they will be visiting Bulgaria and Poland.

Yesterday they visited Sweden and Stockholm for a gig at Stockholm Stadium. With a pretty cool stage set and a very spirited Bon Jovi it became a really entertaining show. Support for the evening was the Swedish act "Satan Takes A Holiday". Here are some snapshots from the phone.

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988, and between 1986—1995, Bon Jovi had 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, including four number-one songs on the Billboard Hot 100: "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", "Bad Medicine", and "I'll Be There for You".

Other Top 10 record chart hits included "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Born to Be My Baby", "Lay Your Hands on Me", "Bed of Roses" and "Always". The success of Bon Jovi's 2000 single, "It's My Life", helped introduce them to a younger audience, as has the use of different styles in their music, such as the appearance of country in 2007's Lost Highway. Lost Highway debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, as did 2009's The Circle. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now. Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums, plus three compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Todays tune "Because We Can" is the first single released from Bon Jovi's twelfth studio album, What About Now.

Setlist from Stockholms Stadion:

That's What the Water Made Me
You Give Love a Bad Name
Born to Be My Baby
Blood on Blood
Raise Your Hands
Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars
It's My Life
Because We Can
What About Now
We Got It Goin' On
Keep the Faith
(You Want to) Make a Memory
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Army of One
We Weren't Born to Follow
Who Says You Can't Go Home
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (With snippets of "Rockin' All Over The World" by John Fogerty)
Bad Medicine (With snippets of "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones)

Dry County
Wanted Dead or Alive
Have a Nice Day
Livin' on a Prayer

Encore 2:
In These Arms

Note: Phil X is filling in for Richie Sambora.
Tour Dates:

May 26, 2013, Tampere, Finland, Tampere Stadium
June 6, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, Parken Stadium
June 8, 2013, Manchester, England, Etihad Stadium
June 9, 2013, Birmingham, England, Villa Park
June 12, 2013, Cardiff, Wales, Cardiff City Stadium
June 13, 2013, Sunderland, England, Stadium of Light
June 15, 2013, Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle
June 16, 2013, Newport, England, Seaclose Park
June 18, 2013, Berlin, Germany, Olympic Stadium
June 19, 2013, Gdansk, Poland, PGE Arena Gdańsk
June 21, 2013, Stuttgart, Germany, Cannstatter Wasen
June 22, 2013, Cologne, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
June 24, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Eden Arena
June 26, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, Bela Vista Park
June 27, 2013, Madrid, Spain, Vicente Calderón Stadium
June 29, 2013, Milan, Italy, San Siro
June 30, 2013, Bern, Switzerland, Stade de Suisse
July 3, 2013, Glasgow, Scotland, Hampden Park
July 5, 2013, London, England, Hyde Park
July 12, 2013, Chicago, United States, Soldier Field
July 18, 2013, Detroit, United States, Ford Field
July 20, 2013, Foxborough, United States, Gillette Stadium
July 25, 2013, East Rutherford, United States, MetLife Stadium
July 27, 2013, East Rutherford, United States, MetLife Stadium
September 13, 2013, Santiago, Chile, Estadio Monumental David Arellano
September 20, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Parque dos Atletas
September 21, 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Morumbi Stadium
October 25, 2013, Uncasville, United States, Mohegan Sun Arena
December 7, 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Etihad Stadium
December 8, 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Etihad Stadium
December 11, 2013, Adelaide, Australia, AAMI Stadium
December 12, 2013, Perth, Australia, Perth Arena
December 14, 2013, Sydney, Australia, ANZ Stadium
December 17, 2013, Brisbane, Australia, Suncorp Stadium

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Anonymous said...

Really cool stage!

Seance said...

Grym scen! Var lite småsugen på att gå då jag gillar Bon Jovis 5 första album innan de började göra musik för ensamma hemmafruar.

Stones said...

Visst var det en grym scen, kul att band satsar lite och bjuder till med det där lilla extra.