Bon Jovi: Is it 1989? Nope 2011 and they might be going back to Moscow

Or as the Russians call them Von Jovi. 

Translated from Russian via my friends at Google Translate spelling, grammar (not that I should talk) and factual inaccuracies abound.

Location: SC "Olympic"
Location: Olympic prospect, 16 Scheme hall Upcoming performances: September 18 19:00 Enquiries and bookings: (495) 663-91-09

September 18 19:00

The news will please, especially those for whom hard rock or heavy metal - not just words, and much more. It is for them in the metropolitan agencies have announced tickets for Bon Jovi. And on the streets of Moscow appear the first posters of the impending arrival of Von Jovi in ​​Moscow.

And while today many rock celebrities do not bypass Russia's attention when planning their world tour, still can not say that we are very spoiled with their performances. Therefore, every event of this level, as Von Jovi concert is an outstanding event for all fans of "heavy" music.

As for the concert, Bon Jovi, the rock in many Russian forums have long been actively discussed their tour «The Sircle Tour 2011" in which Moscow and held a concert of Bon Jovi. So, this group is still popular in Russia.

By the way, Von Jovi tickets are in demand wherever the musicians come on tour. It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of musicians in the world of rock culture. For nearly thirty-year music career the band released a dozen albums. Some of them deserve special mention.

For example, their album «New Jersey» lasted four weeks at the top of U.S. charts for two weeks and held the top spot in UK charts. This album, recorded in the style of hard rock, was in first place in the number of singles that hit the U.S. Top-10.

Add that it is «New Jersey» was presented to Von Jovi in ​​Moscow in 1989 at Moscow Music Peace Festival. Thus, this team was the first group who were officially allowed to speak in our capital. Their album was released the record company "Melodia", which is also before anyone from the foreign teams could not.

The group remained practically unchanged since the founding team. And today, buying tickets for Bon Jovi, you will see on stage Jon Bon Jovi (vocals), Richie Sambora (guitarist), David Bryan (keyboards), Tico Torres (drums) and Hugh McDonald (bass).

Since the performance of Bon Jovi in ​​Moscow - the event exclusive, then no harm will remind you of the booking in advance. After all, to get to the concert Von Jovi in ​​2011 not only want to Muscovites, but also fans of rock music from many regions of Russia and neighboring countries. In our agency, "Hotkontsert 'orders for concert tickets Von Jovi 2011 accepted now. This can be done through the online application on our website or contact us www.hotconcert.ru call (495) 663-91-08, 663-91-09.

Bon Jovi: Hard Rock Calling Pictures

From Absolute Radio

Bon Jovi: Pictures of Agony, they're pictures of Ecstasy.

First of all, I didn't write this.

Second of all the author is jealous.

Third, Jon might be in agony. But give a man credit for doing this on a bum knee.

Bon Jovi is on tour. Again. Playing the same tired power ballads from the 80s but without all the hair. However, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are much older than they were back in the day. Look at these guys. When Jon sings, I honestly believe he’s crying out in pain. And Richie – who always pulled the most ridiculous guitar face in his youth – looks as though he’s in agony on stage. This is not attractive. And if you were in the audience, you would probably be wondering if you should dance or call an ambulance.

These guys don’t need the money, so this is obviously a chance to relive their glory days. We just think that maybe they should stick with nighttime gigs. Indoors and with a very precise lighting concept. For the sake of the fans.

Bon Jovi: Jon 'I don't need 50 other motherf*uckers on the stage..."

You know you're from New Jersey when 'Motherfuckers' rolls off your tongue that easily.  :)

Go to 4:10 he says the whole phrase at 4:13.  He must be on a lot of pain meds, or the fact that he's in Europe loosens his tongue a bit.

Bon Jovi: In Bristol Concert Taking Centre Stage

Posted on: Sat 25 Jun 2011

Preparations are well underway at Ashton Gate for Monday's Bon Jovi concert, with the largest stage in the stadium's history currently being built.

City's home has hosted a string of concerts in the last eight years - but none has seen a stage being constructed the height and width of the current one for famous rock outfit Bon Jovi.

Towering over the Atyeo Stand, the stage will stretch across 50m, reach 22m into the sky and cover 25m of the pitch. In total it will take three days to put up, but half of that to remove.

The stage weighs over 220 tonnes in total and will be made up of four arches and a super roof. There will be one giant HD screen across the main stage, plus one each either side.

"Bon Jovi have been here before and I think they had such a great time they were delighted to return," said chief executive Guy Price.

"They are the biggest live touring act in the world and the biggest selling act in the last 12 months, it's a huge boost to Bristol to have them playing at Ashton Gate."

Some tickets do remain and will continue to be sold on the day of the concert. Call 0871 222 6666 or visit ashtongatestadium.co.uk to book.

More info if you're going to the show.

Looking for somehwere to stay for the concert? Rooms now available at Bristol Marriott City Centre or Bristol Royal Marriott hotels.


After rocking a sell-out Ashton Gate stadium in 2008, the world's best-selling live act return to Bristol City's home ground in June for another massive live concert.

The legendary rock band - lead by namesake Jon Bon Jovi - are making just four stops on their UK leg of the tour and Bristol is one of them - making it the region's biggest live stadium music event of 2011.

Successful throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Bon Jovi have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. With hits including Livin' on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name and Wanted Dead or Alive, Bon Jovi are a huge concert draw around the world.

Ticket information

Seating Plan - Click Here

General ticket prices range from £50 to £85, and are available now plus VIP Diamond Circle Experience Package for £225.

0871 222 66 66

Running order

1730 Gates open
1810 Goldtrip
1900 Vintage Trouble
2000 Bon Jovi

The show will finish no later than 10.30pm. Please note the above times are subject to change.

Travel Information

Please check your ticket for details of where to enter the stadium. Gates will not open before 1730. Please retain your ticket to use as a "pass-out" from the stadium should this be required.

How to get to the stadium

Leave M5 at Junction 19 - the concert venue (BS3 2EJ) is signposted from all major routes into Bristol. Nearest rail: Bristol Temple Meads. Please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Parking - call 0871 222 66 66 (option 1) to book

Official concert park & ride is available at Parsonage Farm (BS41 9LT) between 12 noon-1 am at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Buses will run from 1200 to 2345. The stadium is a ten-minute ride away. Spaces should be booked in advance where possible on 0871 222 66 66 (option 1). The site will be signposted as you get near the stadium. The stadium is within walking distance. Staff will be on site but cars are parked at their owners' risk. Please note that the park & ride site is a field so it may not be suitable for vehicles with a low clearance. Please leave the venue immediately following the concert to return to the car park.

There will be limited street parking around the ground with no parking cones placed in certain areas. Be warned that a towaway scheme will be in operation.

Ashton Road/Marsh Road closed between Winterstoke Road and Duckmoor Road between the hours of 3pm and 1am on the day of the concert. Residents and businesses within the closure have been given suitable passes to enter the closure. Diversion signs will be in place.

Please leave plenty of time to get to the stadium as the anticipated time of the gates opening is 5.30pm, which falls in the middle of the rush hour.

Alternative transport

If visitors have the means to travel on public transport (other than the park and ride) they should do so due to the anticipated high volume of traffic.

Conditions of sale

Tickets are sold on behalf of Ashton Gate Limited. The right is reserved to vary the advertised programme as necessary.
Tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
The right to admission is reserved.
Tickets will be refunded in the event of a cancellation.
Visitors are advised that kiosks will serve hot/cold drinks and snack food. No glass bottles, cans or alcohol to be brought into the stadium. Smoking restrictions apply.
No photographic, video or audio recording equipment will be allowed inside the venue.

Bon Jovi: 'Like taking a shower with 45,000 of my closest friends'

Thanks @tealejovi for the heads up!

Deborah Linton

IT might have been a cold damp night in Manchester but to Jon Bon Jovi it was 'like taking a shower with 45,000 of his closest friends'.

"Let's turn up the fire baby," he told the crowd at Lancashire County Cricket Club as the US rock icons kicked off last night's show against a grey sky.

The veteran group, formed nearly three decades ago, thrilled their sea of fans as they stormed through a set featuring hits from their backcatalogue.

Frontman Bon Jovi, who has notched up a string of sexiest male accolades in his time, thrilled the women in the crowd even more when he said: "I like to hear the girls scream."

A leg brace to support an on-stage knee injury didn't stop the 49-year-old singer from getting the crowd going with You Give Love a Bad Name and In These Arms.

Although the audience dipped at times, the anthem It's My Life and a version of Bad Medicine, drawn out for the best part of 15 minutes, stoked the crowd's enthusiasm.

Fans queued through the day, with the most die-hard supporters setting up camp outside the stadium on Thursday night to get a prime spot by the stage.

Listed among the top touring act of the past decade, the New Jersey group have already played to 1.5m on the first leg of their tour.

If that wasn't enough, they were named second in Forbes magazine's ranking of the highest earning musicians of 2010.

During their 28-year career, the group notch up over 120m record sales and play a monumental 2,600 concerts, including hundreds of sell-out shows, to over 34 million fans around the world.

And their frontman has even dabbled in politics, being appointed to President Obama's White House council for community solutions

Bon Jovi: Life As A Roadie On The Bon Jovi Tour

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Bristol Evening Post

AS US rockers Bon Jovi, power their way through a three-hour set of their classic hits, in front of more than 75,000 enthusiastic fans packed into Munich's Olympic Stadium, the backstage area is a hive of activity.

A crew of more than 190 people prepares to take down the huge stage set, pack it into 1,000 flight cases and load it on to one of the 18 trucks waiting outside.

Within minutes of the band leaving the stage and fans heading to the exits, the Bon Jovi crew descends on the stage like ants on a discarded piece of ripe fruit, in what backline crew chief Mike Rew refers to as "organised chaos".

As the forklifts roll in, and the trucks drive onto the stadium floor, the designated crew teams, lighting, video and sound get to work.

For stage manager and veteran roadie Mike Devlin, this is the final part of a 21-hour working day, which started at 6am when the trucks were unloaded on the stadium floor, as the eight-hour process of building the stage began.

"On a show day we unload the trucks in order of set up, the lighting comes off first, as that takes the most time to build, then the video and sound gear follow. "It's a game of layers," explains Mr Devlin.

As the 18-month Circle World Tour, enters in last six weeks travelling across Europe, including a show at Bristol's Ashton Gate this coming Monday, these unsung heroes work hard to make sure that the fans get to see a spectacular show; the current tour is mind blowing in its scale and size.

The band has four structural stages, taking three days each to build leap-frogging across Europe.

It's these stages that the rest of the equipment is built onto on the day of a show, including 9,872lb of video screens, with the world's largest complete screen, 115ft wide, directly behind the band on stage with over 750,000, pixels, making sure that wherever you are in the stadium you will still get that all important close up of Jon.

The sound system will generate 800,000 watts of sound via 9,200 amplifiers consuming a total of 905 kilowatts of power and the crew will get through 500 cups of coffee a day.

By mid afternoon the band's equipment is being set up on stage by Rew and his team, amongst it is Tico Torres' custom-made drum kit and Richie Sambora's 24 guitars which are put through their paces by the techs. "It takes me about an hour the get the kit set up and ready to a point where Tico can just walk up on stage and play without any problems" explains his drum tech JD.

Being on the road for so long, the crew has got the construction process down to a fine art, but they can still be the victims of the unforeseen.

Video crew chief Mark 'Marko' O'Herlihy said: "On this tour Jon didn't want any camera guys walking around the stage during the show blocking the fans view, so we now have several radio controlled cameras that move around the front of the stage on a track, operated by four guys backstage.

"For the first few shows we realised that they were top heavy and as they moved they were shaking a lot, which gave a really bad picture on the big screens.

"We finally resolved the problem via a visit to a local sports shop and brought up a load of ankle and wrist training weights, which we then strapped to the top of the camera unit, problem solved."

Other situations this band of road warriors have had to deal with include being escorted around some South American stadiums by security guards carrying shotguns, while in Australia one of the truck drivers turned up to a show with an empty equipment truck after picking up the wrong trailer and driving several hundred miles.

But it's not only external forces that can cause problems, as sound engineer David Eisenhauer found out to his cost, when a guest in front of house spilt a drink over the mixing desk during a live show.

Although the issue was quickly resolved Eisenhaur has since endured being the recipient of several children's drinking beakers, culminating in the rest of the crew presenting him with his own custom made pink Disney cup complete with mixing dials.

"Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that the film Spinal Tap is just a movie and not an instructional video," says David Byran's keyboard tech Bill St Amour.

Practical jokes aside, life on the road is tough, long working days, months away from family and friends surrounded by the same people day after day.

On this tour there have been casualties. Some crew members who started on the tour in February 2010 have fallen by the wayside, as the pressures and environment took their toll.

But for the rest of the crew the pain of the road is eased by the strong family bond they all have with each other, something that Jon is keen to install.

He said: " I spend more time with these guys than I do with my own family.

"You work all day with them, you eat your meals with them, sometimes you break away for a bit of quiet time, but on the road they are family, it's what gets you through the rough times."

A sentiment echoed by production coordinator Meg Macrae: "I've done a lot of tours where people just haven't got on. On this one there is a strong family vibe. The only other time I have felt it as strong was when I worked with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne."

It is not only the crew who are grateful for this sense of family, as the band's guitarist Richie Sambora explains: "A lot of these guys have been with us from the beginning when we started to headline. We try to keep as many things constant as we can, and keep them as a family. It is important to have familiar faces around you."

For other members it's being away from family and friends that can sometimes make life on the road a bit tough.

"Going on tour is the hardest thing for me now," says drummer Tico 'The Hitman' Torres.

"My young son Hector does come on tour with us as much as possible, but when it's a big world tour it's better for him to stay home. As all dads will tell you, it's hard to be away, so for me it's important to have him out with us as much as possible."

Back at the stadium, as the clock approaches 2.30am, the final truck pulls away.

Devlin and production manager Jesse Sandler make the short walk across the parking area to one of the seven tour buses, in the vain hope of grabbing a few hours sleep before it all starts again tomorrow.

As the Emerson, Lake and Palmer lyric says: "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends."

The winners of our backstage tour on Monday afternoon are Gary Shepherd and Will Powell.

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