Bon Jovi may be moving forward with new music, but the rockers are also going back to a time before sold-out stadiums.
Jon Bon Jovi, along with his bandmates David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald, landed in Toronto to play the 1,250 person capacity Queen Elizabeth Theatre.It’s part of a series of small concerts the band is doing with Tidal, alongside intimate shows in New York and London.
The band played its upcoming album This House Is Not For Sale, out November 4, in its entirety. From the opening notes of the title track, the crowd instantly roared to the same decibel level that a packed arena would.
Lead singer Jovi introduced each song before playing it, and spoke on the album’s themes of redemption, perseverance, and loyalty. The amount of heart poured into every track on the band’s thirteenth studio album is awe-inspiring.
Here’s a clip of the anthemic “Knockout”:
And the instantly infectious “Roller Coaster”:
After Bon Jovi ripped through This House Is Not For Sale front-to-back, the band came back on for a surprise encore!
Fans were treated to two hits from the band’s vault: “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “Bad Medicine”!
It was night the audience will never forget.
Huge thanks to Aeroplan for throwing this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Take a look at our photos, and listen to “This House Is Not For Sale” below: