Bon Jovi – The Brotherhood Tour Book (1988-1990)

Back in the late 80’s, Bon Jovi was huge and on one of the longest tours in their history in support of their multi-platinum selling album ‘New Jersey’.  The tour went to Europe, Asia, North America, Europe again, North America again, Australia and even South America.  It hit everywhere and lasted for over 2 years and over 200+ shows.  Sadly,  I don’t think I actually saw that tour and I am not sure how I would’ve missed that tour either.  Maybe I did and I had so much I fun I can’t remember and I lost my ticket stub (I normally keep all my ticket stubs).

Anyway, the tour set list was usually something like this…

  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. Homebound Train
  6. Born to be My Baby
  7. Let It Rock
  8. I’ll Be There For You
  9. Blood on Blood
  10. Get Ready
  11. Livin’ on a Prayer
  12. Never Say Goodbye
  13. Runaway
  14. Ride Cowboy Ride
  15. Wanted Dead or Alive
  16. Bad Medicine

I do, however, have the Tour Book. I found at an an Antique Mall here in Charlotte called Sleepy Poet.  It was cheap at only $7 and in great condition, so I grabbed it. Now you get the pleasure of enjoying it page by page.

What is really cool about this one is it has the song lyrics for all the New Jersey songs as well as the flyer for joining the fan club and buying merchandise is still included.  Here are all the pictures, I hope you enjoy…

The front cover is at the header of this post, so here are the rest, in order of the book…

IMG_2139IMG_2140IMG_2141The two stars of the band…sorry other guys…IMG_2142The Centerfold…IMG_2143And now individual member pages starting with Jon Bon Jovi of course…IMG_2144Richie Sambora…IMG_2145David Bryan…IMG_2146Tico Torres…IMG_2147And last but not least…Alec John Such (This ones for you Scott at HMO)…IMG_2148And the final shot before the end…

And speaking of the end…here is Jon Bon Jovi bringing up the rear…IMG_2134And remember that fan club page I was mentioning, here it is…

And there you have it.  The first Bon Jovi Tour Book I obtained in my collection.   I am sure the first of many.  I hope you enjoyed it and if you caught this tour, let me know how it was…I am sure it was fantastic!!

16 thoughts on “Bon Jovi – The Brotherhood Tour Book (1988-1990)

  1. Nice book.
    Cold Chisel did the same thing with the lyrics of their latest album at the time being included in the tour book. Personally I like things like that or a little bio story etc.
    I saw em on the Keep The Faith tour and they rocked hard and Jovi was pretty spot on vocally.

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  2. I caught this tour in Winnipeg and I’ll have to dig around for the set list as It was a little different. If my memory is correct they played nothing off the first two albums at that time. As well I know that Living In Sin had just come out as a single and that wasn’t even played!
    Great show this one was. Jovi Hysteria at that time.
    Cool tour book as well John.

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  3. I saw “The Brotherhood” title first and thought, “Of what did John buy now, some shitty later Bon Jovi thing with Phil X?” But I see it’s from the New Jersey era so you are forgiven! LOL. Man this looks great! From a time when Jon & Richie really could do no wrong. A fantastic find.

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