Los Angeles: Popular band Bon Jovi reunited and delivered a power-packed selection of hits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.
The performance marked the first time the band took the stage in public with founding guitarist Richie Sambora since 2013 and bassist Alec John Such – also playing guitar in Cleveland – since a one-off appearance in 2001, reported rollingstone.com.
Jon Bon Jovi opened his band’s performance by asking the crowd: “You know where you are?”
“You’re at a Bon Jovi concert. Out of your seats.”
The group then played hits like “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “It’s My Life.”
Bon Jovi also performed “When We Were Us”, a single that came out recently on a reissue of 2016’s This House Is Not For Sale. The new song offered the band an opportunity to present a unified front: Sambora, playing the track live for the first time, shared a microphone with Jon Bon Jovi.
The band brought their performance to a close with a rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer”. After finishing the performance, the bandmates hugged and raised their arms in unison.