Campus Times show review
|Bon Jovi still wanted dead or alive
The synthesized sounds of electric guitars and the booming drums with Jon Bon Jovi nowhere in sight. The huge video screen blocked the audience’s view. It slowly rose to reveal the album’s cover art, a square red face smiling with attitude.
It was a nontraditional approach to start a concert with the band on stage and the singer, Jon Bon Jovi, standing on a platform clear across the venue for the opening number, “Last Man Standing.”
The roaring cheers of the audience welcomed the New Jersey natives of Bon Jovi on March 3 to the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Adrenaline pumped and the sold out crowd reflected the powerful stage performance by Jon Bon Jovi, the lead vocalist and guitarist; Richie Sambora, guitarist and additional vocalist; Tico Torres, drummer; and David Bryan, keyboardist.
The terrific concert provided entertainment for nearly two hours with one hit after another, including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a bad Name.” New songs performed were “Have a Nice Day,” “Who Says you Can’t go Home” and “Welcome to Wherever you are,” to name a few.
A highlight of the concert was when Jon Bon Jovi belted out the 80s hit “Bad Medicine.” When they reached the end of the song, Jon Bon Jovi spoke to the audience providing detail of the history of the song, all while the musicians continued to play music in the background.
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