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Bon Jovi Rock The Gate 27 June 2008
Bristol City

Source: Bristol City

American rockers Bon Jovi proved a dose of good medicine for a sell-out Ashton Gate tonight.

Playing to just over 23,000 fans - the biggest crowd gathered for any event at Bristol City's home ground in 19 years - the New Jersey band lived up to their reputation as one of the world's best concert acts by delivering a 120-minute set crammed full of their greatest hits.

After brooding intro music - appropriately enough perhaps, Angel by Bristol band (and City fans) Massive Attack - the group were given an ecstatic welcome when they appeared shortly after 8pm to perform opener Lost Highway and soon got the audience bouncing to early hit Born To Be My Baby.

By the time the the band ploughed into their third song - 1980s smash You Give Love A Bad Name - the massive crowd were on their feet and had their arms in the air for some Richie Sambora guitar pyrotechnics on Raise Your Hands.


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