Bon Jovi Forever from Atlanta, Georgia
ANOTHER GREAT SHOW
I was fortunate enough to be on the third row for this Atlanta concert. I saw 2 of their shows from the "Because We Can Tour in 2013. One was before Richie suddenly departed and the other in NJ, afterward. Yes, Richie is and was awesome. He made up 30 YEARS of Bon Jovi. But, in July 2013 at MetLife Stadium, I had the privilege of seeing Phil X for the first time. He KILLED IT!! That was an INCREDIBLE show I'll never forget. This year, at Phillips Arena for THINFS Tour, there was a new INTENSE energy that made this show another amazing performance. This is a new Bon Jovi Era, one I'm proud to have been witness to. From the start, 34 amazing years ago, this band has provided music that I have continued to love and listen to. Phil X brings an amazing new energy. He's not replacing Richie. He's bringing his own musical expertise that blends right in with Bon Jovi. I hope they continue to bring us more "music of MY life. There is no other group I have enjoyed so much!!
Lori from St. Paul, MN
LOVE THE GREY HAIR
I've seen them so many times, it's hard to find a bad show. The absence of Richie this time was not noticeable as it was in the past. It's always so fun to see multi generations at the show. Rock on!
Abhi from Toronto, Ontario
THERE SHOULD BE A 100 STAR RATING !!
Saw GOD PERFORMING LIVE !!! Words cannot describe this scale of amazing performance.!!!
Jackie from Toronto, Ontario
BON JOVI THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE
Amazing show he just gets better loved all the songs band was fabulous
Vi Ha from Ottawa, Ontario
SO MUCH ENERGY!
Can't believe they can still sing so well even after 35 years. The music was non-stop. Awesome light show and flow of music from one song to another. The sound was crispy clear. There was a good mix of old and new tracks. Would definitely go see them again if they return to Ottawa. I was sitting all the way in the third level, furthest seats, and can still hear them clearly. The morning after the concert, I was still listening to Bon Jovi music on my car. Their music really get to your soul. I kind of feel that the live concert was much better than audio tracks.
Kimberly Brock from Goldsboro, North Carolina
BON JOVI @ PNC IN RALEIGH, NC
Had 2nd row seats which were awesome! The music was great as always and Jon Bon Jovi never fails to put on a energy filled, crowd inclusion show. The oldies are always the fan favorites, but learning the new songs is awesome too. Would love to have met him after being a diehard fan for over 35 years, but the Meet & Greet packages are wayyyy to expensive. As always, I was not disappointed. Awesome show as always!!!❤
Charlene from Charlotte, North Carolina
MOM AND DAUGHTER
Loved the show!
Lisa from Denver, Colorado
Bon Jovi put on a great show. Jon’s performance and voice were right on. I didn’t even notice Richie was gone. At one point Jon showed up out in the audience and sang Bed of Roses. The entire audience was bathed in red light. It was mesmerizing. Jon even took one woman in the audience and did a short slow dance with her. It was magical. It looked like there was a sold out crowd, and from the sound of the clapping and screaming from the audience, Bon Jovi is still one of the best bands ever. Thanks to them for rescheduling the Denver show as the first on this tour since they had to cancel last year. They also opened up ticket sales a couple of days later and at 50% off.
Don G from Detroit, Michigan
BON JOVI REVIEW
Concert was great Jon does a fantastic job of entertaining the crowd. Richie (in my opinion) added much more character to the band and he is (missed) and replaced now by 2 very good guitar players that I had a hard time hearing their solo's tonight (maybe better sound check). Over all Bon Jovi and the fans rocked.
Erwin Strasser from Montreal, Quebec
I was at the show here in Montreal on Friday night the 18th May 2018 and his voice was incredible with his endless energy and at 56 he did not stop dancing or singing for 2 and a half hours. .Wow !! I want those pills he's taking..lol
Annie Goulahee from New Jersey
LOVE BON JOVI
Love Bon Jovi Have had the privilege of seeing many shows. Had good seats in section 8 and was pleasantly surprised when Jon came over to sing his ballads. Something he doesn’t have to do. I thought it was strange to not have the screens but lucky I could see from my seat. Thought something was off with the sound as well could be the equipment could be the arena could be that maybe Jon is human and maybe he was not feeling well or just maybe a bit tired. Still the audience looked and sounded like they were having a good time to me. Jon always puts his mic to the crowd so all you out of town complainers can save your money next time and leave room for the Jersey crowd we love you Bon Jovi!
Lynn from Toronto, Ontario
BON JOVI MAY 12/18 TORONTO
sound was disappointing, very distorted could barely make out what his words were in the songs. He put on an excellent performance moved around to stage to all audience to view and even came out into the crowd,
KRice from Chicago, Illinois
Just saw JBJ in Chicago last night. The man loves his fans and still delivers but the acoustics we're awful. Also, the two semi large viewing screens faced the immediate sides of the stage so it was difficult to really see much. We had seats on the first level, so decent. I really felt for the folks higher up and farther back. This was not our first JBJ concert but will be our last. It cost a lot of money and we left disappointed.
KRice from Chicago, Illinois
Just saw JBJ in Chicago last night. The man loves his fans and still delivers but the acoustics were awful. Also, the two semi large viewing screens faced the immediate sides of the stage so it was difficult to really see much. We had seats on the first level, so decent. I really felt for the folks higher up and farther back. This was not our first JBJ concert but will be our last. It cost a lot of money and we left disappointed.
Mark from Chicago, Illinois
Always have been a BIG FAN of the band and have attended a few of his concerts. I would rate last night as OK. There was definitely a problem with the sound and at times we had a hard time hearing the vocals. Our seats were awesome (section 110, row 2) so it definitely had nothing to do with our location. I do agree on the other comments related to the stage and no screens. In today's world it is just a no brainer!!!
from New York, New York
Concert was OK not on the Jumbo Teton. Is folks sitting higher up couldn’t even see a person. This day and age that sucked. Bruce Springsteen even knows to use it and cares that is people in the higher up seats wanna see who’s on stage. Could have been Joe Shmo from down the street on stage. Spent over $400 bucks on these tickets. Sucks he’s from Jersey and doesn’t care abt his fans.
Denise from Boston, Massachusetts
My friends and I are such huge fans as far back as the 80s. I have all of their cds and have been to at least 8 concerts. Never have I left a Bonjovi concert feeling so deflated. In the past I always knew it would be a great show...what I didn't realize until tonight was how much of an effect that the band's excitement has on me as a viewer...but I couldn't see their excitement and energy because there were no big screems for 90% of ticket holders. Not sure whose decision this was but if the band is listening I hope that they think about this the next time, the light show is good but I'm would have much rather seen the band
TheseDaysFan from OKC, Ok
GHOST OF WHAT THEY ONCE WERE
At the height of their powers they were the best frontman/vocalist and guitarist in the business with an extraordinary catalog of songs to choose from. They were the best in the business. Now we are left with a frontman giving twice the effort with half the payoff, who has lost his voice, playing a few hits and a boatload of filler they insist on playing every tour for the last 10 years. I'm a big fan. I usually see them multiple times a tour- I've seen them every time they've played Dallas since 2001. Those days are done. No Sambora. Jon's voice is nearly gone. No variety in setlist - my biggest issue. There is nothing to invite their biggest fans to go to multiple shows and there is little to keep the casual fans interested for the length of the show. I'm giving them a generous 3 stars because Jon still tries on stage - even if the set list is dull and uninspired. I root for this band but it's sad that their shows are no longer worth the price of their tickets.
Kitty from Dallas, Texas
GOOD SHOW BUT NO BIG SCREENS?
Our whole group enjoyed the show/music but we were disappointed there were no big screens on the side of the stage for viewing. At times it was hard to see. Never been to a concert that doesn’t have video screens
Sue from Boston, Massachusetts
NO SCREENS? IN BOSTON? IN THIS DAY AND AGE? THAT'S WRONG
This is at least my 20th time seeing this band so I can speak from experience. In this day and age to not accommodate your audience with a jumbo screen is inexcusable. The Garden is a HUGE venue and those seated in the balcony deserved that. It is NOT a cheap ticket regardless of where you sit. We were seated in Loge 9 and the acoustics were dreadful. So much bass it made the treble impossible to hear. Personally, I would have enjoyed the show much more had he peppered in even more of his old stuff but that's a personal choice. Jon worked really hard out there but the concert fell very flat for our group. It will likely be my last. End of an incredible era. I am the same age as JBJ and would like follow the rest of his career, but not to see concerts like that. Pony up for the jumbo screen and have your sound guys do a better sound check. For sure.
Diana from Montreal, Quebec
MONTREAL MAY 17,2018
Very disappointed. Sound and vocals were not not crisp. At times we could not understand what Jon was singing. It sounded that he was talking more than singing. The band instruments over powered Jon vocals. I have seen Bon Jovi everytime in Montreal and never experienced this.
Kim from Boston, Massachusetts
Typical Bon Jovi concert with mostly expected set list. Some new songs mixed in as one would expect. Vocals didn’t seem as strong and were limited to Jon and the crowd. We were on the side along what would be the boards at a hockey game and it was very hard to see. Seats were facing straight but he was at one end of the Garden with no screens at all. So best case was all you could see was a glow of lights on the band, worst case -and it was most of the concert- you just could not get an angle to view the stage. First concert I have ever been too with no screens to display the performers at all!!!! May have cost them some seating but would have helped.
James Sturcke from New Orleans, Louisiana
Wow... Would give it a 0 stars if it was a option...Where do I begin -- not much good here. The band was off all night.. missed their marks. Guitar solos were the same runs over and over . Tempo all over the place. Richie is sorely missed. The mix was horrible -- though intentional to cover the fact the Bon Jovie can no longer sing -- does not have near the range to cover these songs anymore. The song set list seemed to also be based on the fact the he can no longer sing -- hits were cased aside for slower, lower register based songs he could handle but nobody knew. Bon jovie can still work the crowd -- but can't deliver the goods. It was a night where I sat on the edge of my seat waiting for something good to happen -- needless to say it never did. Save your money sit this one out -- think it is downhill from here...
Brad from Houston, Texas
SELF SERVING TRIPE
The shows setlist was terrible and I assume that it's because unfortantely Jon's voice has deteriorated so bad that he has to pick the list from the songs he can kinda sing. He consistently had the band take over the high parts or turned the mic to the crowd to sing. His stage presence was weird with him constantly flashing a weird uncomfortable smile. I really wanted to like it because my last time to see the group was in 1985, but at this point it seems he is only doing it to feed his ego because he sure doesn't need the money.
Jim from Salt Lake City, Utah
FLEW IN TO SEE THE SHOW
We are huge Bon Jovi fans...and we were super excited to see the Show. We flew in from Oregon. We grew up listening to the band and it has been on our bucket list for a long time. We listened to the hits in our hotel room, got to the show early and biught the merch, and we had amazing seats. The show itself though was a disappointment. The biggest issue is we couldn't really Jon's voice, maybe the sound on his mic was to low but until he did a ballad you could barely hear him. Second the set had a lot of songs that must be newer and not their traditional hit catalog...totally get the need to put out on new music but for a tour I think it would have been more fan favs. We kept wanting to love the show and stayed till almost the end...but we left early. Still love Bon Jovi but just not this performance.
Jerry P. from Las Vegas, Nevada
DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE BY BON JOVI
Could hardly hear Bon Jovi’s voice. Don’t know if it was the microphone, but could hear the vocals of the opening act just fine. He seemed offbeat and off note at times as well. Some of the hits were missing. Why?. I always rate a performance by whether I would see it again or recommend it to a friend. In this case the answer to both is no.
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