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Japan: Late 1985/early 1986

Bon Jovi toured Japan in April of 1985

Source: unknown, it is from a 1985 tour date, that much we know. “Not sure where its from, the back cover talks about the tour of the UK, so this may be from england. ” (from an auction text). As far as I could see, all Japan concerts ended with ‘Get Ready’, so if the final two songs are from the same source, then this was not recorded during the Japan tour.

UK tour recordings for comparison reasons and to help identify the source:

 

BON JOVI
May 21st 1985
Odeon Theatre, Birmingham, UK

“Notes: After kicking off the 7800 Fahrenheit World Tour with 9 headlining shows in Japan at the end of April, Bon Jovi hit Europe in May for a 14-date co-headlining tour with Lee Aaron. From June till December they would only play short sets in support of Ratt in North-America, but Japan and Europe got a full 80+ minutes show. ‘She Don’t Know Me’ is dropped after the Japan dates, but fortunately the rest of the set (including ‘King Of The Mountain’) is intact. I got this on cassette from someone who obviously bought it from one of those market stalls where they used to sell bootleg tapes back in the days, it has a ‘professional’ inlay, so it’s probably a very low gen. It ran slightly slow so I corrected that, but apart from that this is in my opinion one of the best sounding full ’85 shows around, and the best sounding version of this show I’ve heard so far.”

Tracks:

01. Tokyo Road
02. Roulette
03. Breakout
04. Only Lonely
05. Bang Bang
06. Shot Through The Heart
07. Silent Night
08. Hardest Part Is The Night
09. Guitar Solo
10. In And Out Of Love
11. King Of The Mountain
12. Runaway
12. Get Ready
13. I Don’t Wanna Go Home
13. Burning For Love

 

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BON JOVI
May 23rd 1985
Dominion Theatre, London, UK

“Notes: This one came with the preceding show on the 21st in Birmingham. It has the same backstory and similar quality. This is the infamous first headlining show in London marred by technical difficulties. In my opinion it’s all been gravely exaggerated, the P.A. blows out twice during ‘Roulette’, other than that the show goes off without a hitch. Identical setlist, outstanding quality again for a tape of this age, a bit trickier to edit because it ran slightly fast and then even faster at the end. The volume also fluctuates a bit, mainly because of the problems with the P.A. This tape sounds significantly better than any version I’ve heard of this show. Enjoy an almost 90 minute headlining show by Bon Jovi with a setlist and gusta we can now only dream of !”

Tracks:

01. Tokyo Road
02. Roulette
03. Breakout
04. Only Lonely
05. Bang Bang
06. Shot Through The Heart
07. Silent Night
08. Hardest Part Is The Night
09. Guitar Solo
10. In And Out Of Love
11. King Of The Mountain
12. Runaway
13. Get Ready
14. I Don’t Wanna Go Home
16. Burning For Love

 

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If anyone can confirm the source without a doubt, please leave a comment.

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