Looking out into the audience at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on Thursday night, Jon Bon Jovi couldn’t help but declare, “So here we are on Broadway -- we finally made it to the big time!”
Bon Jovi lit up the Great White Way, concluding the fourth and final performance of the band’s new album, This House Is Not for Sale, with a show live-streamed on Tidal for fans checking out the action around the world.
In just a few short weeks since the band debuted the record at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, the new songs have taken on a life of their own in such a way that many songs -- “Knockout,” “Rollercoaster,” “God Bless this Mess,” “New Year's Day” and the title track -- already feel like they will seamlessly blend into the set list on the 2017 North American tour. As he gets more comfortable with each performance, the Sayreville, New Jersey, native is hitting his stride, shadowboxing like a prize fighter and getting ready to deliver that knockout punch. “We Don’t Run” -- originally included on the fan album Burning Bridges -- is already being embraced just as wildly as “You Give Love a Bad Name.”