Last night Bon Jovi kept their word and sang at OAKA Stadium in Athens in front of 80,000 screaming fans.
Considering the temperature at OAKA was at its highest, lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, with a new look, short hair, smiled continuously and was full of positive energy. He welcomed his Greek fans in Athens and sang for them for three hours.
One hundred thirty million album sales and one of the most successful rock bands, have been on tour across Europe and all their concerts are “sold out”.
During the concert Jon spoke of his understanding that our country is having a very difficult time financially and how beautiful Greece is.
At one stage he took a Greek Flag from a fan in the front row and held it up high. He then held onto to it whilst he sang the song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home “.
During the song “Bed Of Roses” someone from the audience threw flowers on to the stage.
Next to Jon, on stage, stood the other members of Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, as well as current bassist Hugh McDonald, the band’s lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the only exception being the departure of Alec John Such in 1994.
They performed timeless songs like “Bed of roses”, “Lay your hands on me”, “Faith”, “Blaze of glory”, “You give love a bad name”, “Runaway”, “Born to me my baby “, , “I’ll be there for you”, “It’s my life”, “Have a nice day”, “Bad Medicine”, “Romeo’s Bleeding”, “Wanted dead or Alive”, “Always” and finished with “Living on a prayer”.
In the end he said “Goodnight, thank you” in Greek and spoke flattering words to the Greek audience that moved everyone.