Throwback Concert: Bon Jovi at The XL Center 1989

Throwback Concert: Bon Jovi at The XL Center 1989

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1989!

That year we rocked out to Bon Jovi as they brought their New Jersey Syndicate Tour to Hartford’s XL Center (formerly the Hartford Civic Center). In 1989 Bon Jovi hit the road in support of its fourth studio album, “New Jersey,” which featured hits Lay Your Hands on Me, Bad Medicine and I’ll Be There for You. Joining them on the tour were fellow New Jersey rockers Skid Row.

Today we look back at that 1989 show in Hartford…


Bon Jovi

Tour: New Jersey Syndicate

Special Guest: Skid Row

Monday March 6, 1989

The XL Center – Hartford, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $19.50

Band Lineup: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Alec John Such, Tico Torres, David Bryan


  1. Lay Your Hands on Me
  2. I’d Die For You
  3. Wild In The Streets
  4. You Give Love a Bad Name
  5. Tokyo Road
  6. Born to Be My Baby
  7. Let It Rock
  8. I’ll Be There For You
  9. Blood on Blood
  10. Runaway
  11. Livin’ On A Prayer
  12. Living In Sin
  13. Ride Cowboy Road
  14. Wanted Dead or Alive
  15. Bad Medicine
  16. Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)



Check out these live clips of Bon Jovi in Hartford…