Formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey, Bon Jovi has sold more than 100 million albums and is one of the world’s best-selling rock bands. Their hit anthems, which span decades, still draw crowds to their live shows, and the band is inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The band’s influence has grown over the years, and the group has become synonymous with arena rock and glam metal music.
While many major concerts have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the iconic Bon Jovi continues to tour, albeit with fewer shows than usual. On January 6, the band announced 15 dates in the South and Midwest beginning April 1 at CHI Health Center Omaha, Neb.
The band opened with a mix of old and new, starting with “Beautiful Drug” and “Do What You Can,” both from 2020, which showcased Jon’s effective lower range. However, he stumbled over his words on the classic, “You Give Love a Bad Name,” not hitting the high notes as he did in the past.
He also fumbled over “Limitless” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” which showcased his loss of upper-register power. But the band’s first set wrapped up with “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and as always, the audience went wild.
Bon Jovi’s latest line-up includes guitarist Phil X, bassist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres. All three members have been with the band for over five years, and they sounded great together. Phil X is an impressive guitar player who can hold his own with the legends that have preceded him, and Tico is a monster behind the drum kit.
A few songs later, the band shifted gears with a run of acoustic songs that lasted about 30 minutes. Jon sounded strong on most of the tracks, but struggled to reach his trademark high notes. He did nail the emotional ballad, “American Reckoning,” which he wrote after the murder of George Floyd and dedicated to his daughter Gianna.
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