BECAUSE WE CAN Tour Notes MAY 2013

BON JOVI KICKOFF STADIUM TOUR ACROSS EUROPE
And will return on June 6th to a Sold Out Crowd in Copenhagen, Denmark.

BON JOVI returned to Europe and unveiled the most extraordinary, state-of-the-art, never-before-seen concert production!

“BECAUSE WE CAN – The Tour” kicked off in early February in North America. After three months of sold-out, high-energy shows in the U.S. and Canada, the band was ready to head overseas and to some of the biggest stages in the world. Bon Jovi creative and production teams went into overdrive, envisioning then creating a custom stage bigger and more technologically advanced than ever attempted before.

Meet “SOFIA”

 

Awestruck, the band first witnessed the collective vision come-to-life upon arrival in Sofia, Bulgaria. Christened “Sofia” by Jon Bon Jovi (in honor of the city in which she would make her debut,) the intricate staging is the band’s very own traveling work of art, inspired by the American made 1959 Buick Electra 225. It’s a one-of-a-kind multi-media experience for concertgoers and a technological triumph for the touring industry.

Strip away the lights, screens, massive classic car… and the heart of the show is Rock & Roll.

MAY 13: SOFIA, BULGARIA / The first show of the European leg also marks the first time the band has ever performed there.

“Bon Jovi’s concert at Stadium Vassil Levski was a hurricane of emotions, sound, lights and extraordinary stage design.” (Source: ”24 Hours” / “24 Chasa”)

“Exciting, energetic, emotional, epic.. simply unique! Words are not enough to describe last night’s event…” (Source: Sportal.bg )

MAY 17: VIENNA, AUSTRIA / The “City Of Music,” where a sea of fans gathered at RACE COURSE KRIOUS for the rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza.

“The stage in the form of a gigantic classic car seems just right for a band that shatters all superlatives. Bon Jovi still mobilizes the masses – 55,000 fans at the show!” (Source: http://bit.ly/10tngrG – THM-MEDIA)
MAY 18: MUNICH, GERMANY / On stage at the OLYMPIC STADIUM before 62,000 concertgoers, “I saw the reactions of the fans in the crowd and said, you see, this is precisely what we were thinking when we wrote this song [‘WHAT ABOUT NOW’.]” –Jon Bon Jovi

“Bon Jovi returned the favor with a three-hour concert sound…they moved the fans to dance, and touched hearts…” (Source: Bild.de)

MAY 21: OSLO, NORWAY / Bon Jovi returns to Scandinavia and delivers a fan-friendly, hit-laden show.

Festive Crowd Courtship: “Bon Jovi delivers music their fans know and gives the fan base exactly what they want… Jon Bon Jovi still makes a good frontman, keeping the pace fast and the sweat flowing…” [Source: AFTENPOSTEN http://bit.ly/16Z2tjw]
MAY 22: BERGEN, NORWAY / Braving less-than-summery temperatures, Bon Jovi heats up the frigid Norway night with sizzling rock ‘n’ roll fun.

“Jon Bon Jovi had to work against the wind in Bergen, but was hot in the end…
People come to a Bon Jovi concert with a completely different approach. It’s called a party.” [Source: http://www.ba.no/puls/article6669835.ece]
MAY 24: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / BON JOVI returned to the OLYMPIC STADIUM for a three-hour rollercoaster ride through three decades of hits with Jon Bon Jovi at the wheel.

“Tonight Bon Jovi shows that they are an extremely tight and spot-on live band, especially during the encores with the unusual but powerful choice “Dry County” and the always massive “Livin’ On A Prayer.” [Source: Expressen Evening Paper (http://bit.ly/16fd0HY)]
MAY 26: TAMPERE, FINLAND / BON JOVI wrapped up their Scandinavian run of dates (and all of their May shows in Europe) with a sold-out performance at RATINA STADIUM.

“Mega-hit ‘Always’ blew up the arena once and for all. People inside and outside the venue sang, danced, hugged, cried and held each other’s hands. A similar sense of unity is rarely seen in the city on Sunday night” (Source: http://www.aamulehti.fi)
With a body of work as vast as Bon Jovi’s to choose from, fans were treated to live shows featuring all of the band’s biggest hits and some rarer tracks (“These Days” and “Hey God,” plus new tracks “What’s Left Of Me” and “I’m With You.”) As huge fans of music themselves, Bon Jovi are known for their wide array of rock ‘n’ roll covers; this time out, the band added more classic songs to their repertoire, including the Rolling Stones’ “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” and Ray Charles’ “What I Say” during their nightly jukebox-themed segment. Expect the ever-expanding set list to include more surprises in the weeks and months to come.
BON JOVI will return to Europe for another month of massive shows including 3 more shows in Germany, the band’s return to Hyde Park in London, their debut at iconic Slane Castle, and many more!

See you down the road! For more information on Bon Jovi BECAUSE WE CAN – The Tour please visit http://live.bonjovi.com/tour

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