Everyone’s Talking About How Bad It Is: Jon Bon Jovi Opens Live Show Coming Out of Audience Singing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

It’s been over a month now since a few live fan-filmed videos of Bon Jovi went viral. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly the reason for the celebration. During the first half of April, we’ve seen singer Jon Bon Jovi struggling to sing the band’s repertoire. Even some of the most die-hard fans have shared their dissatisfaction with the recent performances. Check out the video below and make your own judgment.

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive - Nashville 4.30.22

Another one of the fan-filmed videos of Jon Bon Jovi’s vocal performances has vent viral. As Ultimate Guitar reports, a new fan-filmed video was shared online. But this time around, Jon and the band did something new. Instead of closing the show with the classic “Livin’ on a Prayer,” they did the tune as an opener. Additionally, Jon surprised everyone by starting the show from the audience, walking around through the crowd with a wireless mic. You can check out the video in question below. The show took place in Nashville, Tennessee on April 30.

Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer as a Show Starter - Nashville - 4.30.22

However, this isn’t a new thing. If you dig deeper into comments and older videos, you can see that people have spoken up on the matter, claiming that Bon Jovi’s vocal performances have been off for some time now. Here’s one brief pre-pandemic clip from 2019 and even the uploader expressed their dissatisfaction in the video’s title.

Bon Jovi can’t sing

Recently, The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins recently shared a video analysis of Bon Jovi’s performances, sharing his thoughts on the matter from a professional standpoint. Although critical of the way Jon sang, Hawkins was pretty supportive of Jon and advised him to get some medical attention and cancel the tour. You can check that video out below.

What's Wrong With His Voice?!

Photo: YouTube screenshot

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