35,000 Fans Turn Out For Bon Jovi's Australian Charity Concert

By | March 26, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Bon Jovi returned to Australia on Saturday Night playing a one off charity show to raise money for the State Emergency Services.

35,000 tickets were sold on the night guaranteeing SES will receive around $300,000 from the gig.

The night featured Jovi’s full set from their upcoming One Wild Night World Tour.

Australia’s working class man Jimmy Barnes joined Jovi for the 5 hour gig, returning at the end of their set to duet the song he originally recorded with INXS ‘Good Times” and his own ‘Ride The Night Away’.

Bon Jovi will release their first ever live album next month. Jon told Undercover News “Richie had the most to do with it while I was away but because it is a one record set )because the record company is too cheap to do a two record set) we had to narrow it down to 15 songs and still try and do things from the first record and the second record.

This is our 10th record, it was tough. But I’m very excited about it because it’s a damn good record. There’s a couple of covers. We’ve never released covers before”.

The album will include a cover of Bob Geldof’s “I Don’t Like Mondays” and Neil Young’s “Rocking In The Free World”.

The Universal Appeal Concert with Bon Jovi will be shown on the 7 network across Australia over the Easter Long Weekend.

Here’s The Setlist From Saturday Night’s Melbourne Show:

  • One Wild Night
  • You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Captain Crash
  • Its My life
  • Livin on a Prayer
  • Just Older
  • Born to be my Baby
  • Lay your hands on me
  • Ill sleep when Im dead
  • Bad Medicine / Shout
  • Wanted dead or alive
  • Keep the faith
  • Good times
  • Ride the night away
  • Tequila
  • Twist and Shout

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