Who does not know the famous chorus from the band’s hit single “Living on a Prayer”? “Woah, we’re halfway there. Woah, living on a prayer.” They have been around forever, have sold hundreds of millions of albums and have written rock anthem after rock anthem for the past 30 years. Unlike many rock bands their lineup has pretty much stayed the same for the entire time with the only change being in 1994 when bassist Alec John Such left and was replaced by Hugh McDonald. Other than that it has been smooth sailing. Maybe it is because the band has been smart enough to take little “breaks” from each other periodically (without breaking up) in which lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora used to go off and record solo albums or act in films.
Together they have released 12 studio albums (the lastest released this year called What About Now), three compilation albums, one live album, played in 50 countries, done over 2,600 live shows, been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, been granted the Award of Merit by the American Music Awards, Bon Jovi and Sambora were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and have been nominated for the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. In other words, they are a monster act that has done pretty much everything.
You can be sure to hear songs like “Living On a Prayer”, “Bed of Roses”, “It’s My Life”, “Runaway”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, and “Wanted Dead or Alive” over the course of their show this week. There are not many tickets left for the shows, so act quickly if you want to sing out with Jon.
Dates: February 13+14, 2013
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $28.75, $41.00, $61.00, $83.50, $113.50, $177.00, $227.00, $400.00, $500.00, $600.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.