Monday, May 12, 2008

This Week in History




On May 11, 2001, Bon Jovi rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres entertained Philips Arena fans with an energetic lineup featuring many of their hits off their newest album “Crush”. While the group peaked in the 1980s, American Idol theme nights and more youthful releases have helped Bon Jovi capture a younger fan base in the past few years. With nine of their ten albums achieving platinum status, it is no wonder why these rockers have “Runaway” with innumerable accolades. Favorites “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Bad Medicine”, and “I’ll Be There For You” have all won number one status on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bon Jovi recently made a stop in Atlanta on his Lost Highway tour with good friend Daughtry. They rocked out at Philips Arena on April 30 and May 1….where you there? Please feel free to post your comments on the show!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bon Jovi rocked Philips Arena both nights. Both shows were fantastic. Jon is the best frontman of a band. The whole audience was into the performance. Can't wait until the next time I can see them live!!

jennifer said...

I was there.... the concert was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I bought my boyfriend tickets for his birthday.. He said it was the best gift he has ever gotten! I hope we get to see them again in Atlanta!

SCJoviGal said...

I was there and traveled from Columbia SC. This was Bon Jovi Shows #23 and #24 for me over the past 20 years!!! Can't wait for the next tour! They just get better and better! I love the layout of the Philips Arena complex.

Anonymous said...

Bon Jovi performed better than last year's concert!!!!!!! The crowd was into all the songs they played on the May 1 show. Hope they keep giving great shows in Atlanta!!!!!! Had a fun time seeing them again.

Wendywoo said...

Oh yes! My sister and I were there!Bonjovi rocked the house like they always do!There was something extra special this time.It was so awesome.Jon was in the best mood ever, and was sooo into the crowd. He is the BEST!!We had a blast and cannot wait till next time!!

Lori said...

OMG Bon Jovi was AMAZING that night! I am only 12 and this is my second concert from this tour and we traveled all the way from PA!!!! I even got to touch Jon!!!!!! It was the best nite ever!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG Bon Jovi was AMAZING! This is my second concert only of this tour but it was the best!!!! I even go to touch Jon!!!! oomg, i had sooo much fun. We came all the way from PA to see them Rockin out!! I luv yas!!!

Anonymous said...

It was awesome on May 1st!! I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the concert because there is no way that you could NOT be totally into each and every song they played. I would love to see them again!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an awesome night on May 1st! We got the tickets for our son's 14th birthday. We all had a blast and rocked out all night. Can't wait until they come back again!

Anonymous said...

These guys can still rock and they proved it on April 30. I saw them at Gwinnett Arena last time they were in Atlanta but the larger crowd seemed to really get into it and the band responded with an excellent performance and I had an amazing time. I felt like Richie shortened some his guitar solos. I'll be there next time they come to town.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the lucky ones that got to go on stage on April 30th. OMG! Jon touched my hand!!! It was the best concert experience of my life!