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ravenheart
06-25-2010, 04:06 PM
The Circle Tour
Venue: O2 Arena

Kid Rock (19:10-20:00)
Rock 'n' Roll Jesus
You Never Met A Motherfucker Quite Like Me >
Rock 'n' Roll Pain Train
Everyday People
Cowboy >
Good Ol' Boys >
Cowboy
Picture
3 Sheets To The Wind
So Hott
All Summer Long

Bon Jovi (20:25-23:00)
Blood On Blood
We Weren't Born To Follow
You Give Love A Bad Name
Born To Be My Baby
Story of My Life
In These Arms
Superman Tonight
Lay Your Hands On Me
Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars
We Got It Goin' On
Bad Medicine >
Old Time Rock And Roll (with Kid Rock) >
Bad Medicine
Homebound Train (Richie Sambora vocals)
Hallelujah
Blood Money
Santa Fe
The Last Night
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Work For The Working Man
It's My Life
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Keep The Faith
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When We Were Beautiful
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Livin' On A Prayer

The Ghost at Number One
06-25-2010, 05:07 PM
Pretty freakin' sweet to see Santa Fe, Homebound Train, and especially Blood Money. Good shit, man.

ravenheart
06-25-2010, 05:49 PM
Yeah, they were the highlights. Santa Fe was the first time it's ever been played.

The rest was pretty mundane. Way too many albums completely overlooked. Five albums with nothing from them played in 2.5 hours is ridiculous. And far too many anonymous tracks from Lost Highway and The Circle.

The_jman
06-25-2010, 05:57 PM
why do you have cowboy twice on kidrock's set and bad medicine twice on theirs?

The Ghost at Number One
06-25-2010, 06:12 PM
why do you have cowboy twice on kidrock's set and bad medicine twice on theirs?The arrows (>) make it look like it might be a medley-type thing.

The_jman
06-25-2010, 06:18 PM
The arrows (>) make it look like it might be a medley-type thing.
Oh... I see.

JLRedWing13
06-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Bleh.

eyekantspele
06-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Kid Rocks setlist looks like crap. No Bawitaba or American Badass. He better change it when he comes here.

Maiden33
06-26-2010, 01:33 AM
Jeez, for being as long as it is, compared to a lot of other shows I've seen the sets for, that Bon Jovi set blows.

ravenheart
06-26-2010, 05:06 AM
To be perfectly honest, with a couple of exceptions, like the night they did Dry County, I think this is as good as any other set they've played because the tracks that make it suck, like Who Says You Can't Go Home, Superman Tonight, Story of My Life, When We Were Beautiful etc. they either play every night, or play something equally bad from those albums in their place.

The only tracks I want to hear live from Lost Highway and The Circle are We Got It Goin' On, Bullet and Work For The Working Man.

Other than that, I think it's ridiculous that at this stage in their career they choose to play sets that completely ignore five whole albums. This set has nothing from the first two, These Days, Bounce or Have A Nice Day. These Days and Bounce being particularly annoying omissions.

But the general, major problem with their sets is there's no momentum. They'll play a track that gets everyone on their feet and clapping, then follow it with something completely mundane and everyone sits down again. The sets aren't well constructed at all.

However, I do think it's cool that they've set themselves a target of playing 70 different songs across the 12 London shows, and I wouldn't be surprised if sometime later this year a box set emerges containing one recording each of all 70. I'd buy it.

On Kid Rock, yes ordinarily a set without Bawitdaba and American Badass is a complete failure, but for a Bon Jovi crowd, especially a current Bon Jovi crowd who are all bought into shit like Lost Highway and The Circle, he did exactly the right thing and was very, very well received. It was a bit a of sell-out set, but he's certainly done enough to get people to go see him when he tours on his own with the new album.

MetalDoug
06-26-2010, 10:38 AM
Ravenheart couldn't be any more correct!! although i was more disappointed about not hearing songs from the first 2 albums which they promised they'd do (with the exception of Runaway, which is no a "from the vaults" kind of track).

How in the world they prefer to play songs like say Captain Crush (a really corny melody) over songs like Only Lonely, Roullete, Shot Through The Heart, In And Out Of Love, Tokyo Road, etc. :rocker:

People complain about songs from Bounce and Have A Nice Day being omitted but unless you're a very new fan we've heard those songs live not soooo many years ago. The great expectation was to hear the songs from the first 2 albums which haven't been played since the mid 80's.

However, i must say the shows were great (i attended the first 2), the sound was just perfect and the stage production was wicked!! They would've been perfect shows if the setlist would've been more like the ones in Honolulu :

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bon-jovi/2010/neal-s-blaisdell-arena-honolulu-hi-4bd75bf6.html
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bon-jovi/2010/neal-s-blaisdell-arena-honolulu-hi-6bd75ab6.html

Lucky Bastard!! :tongue:

ravenheart
06-26-2010, 10:52 AM
Agreed, the sound was probably the best I've seen in the O2. And yeah, I'm disappointed about no Bounce songs because I love that album, but they did play five or so from it on the Bounce tour, which I saw, so never mind.

It do think it's silly to exclude any albums at all when you're apparently intentionally trying to play different songs to normal.