Runaway Tour

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Runaway Tour
Tour by Bon Jovi
Associated albumBon Jovi
Start dateApril 13, 1984
End dateNovember 5, 1984
Bon Jovi concert chronology

Tour highlights[edit]

In the fall of 1983 Bon Jovi played their first show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, supporting ZZ Top. A "thrilling experience" for the young band, it gave them the confidence to move forward.

Most of the tour, Bon Jovi were the support act for the Scorpions (USA-Tour 1984) and Kiss. However, they headlined at the Syria Mosque Theater, Pittsburgh and the Super Rock Tour in Japan.

"We're known as a hard rock band with a strong and loyal fanbase," Jon Bon Jovi reflected in 1987. "So, even if this all blows up in our face tomorrow, those people who were there for us when we toured with Kiss in '84, and played Donington the next year, will still be there."[1]

"Runaway", "Breakout" and "Get Ready" grew in popularity with fans as they were most often played during the tour.

Set list[edit]

Here is the set-list usually used if Bon Jovi were the main act of the concert:

  • Breakout
  • Come Back
  • Roulette
  • Shot Through the Heart
  • Get Ready
  • Runaway
Song Album Times
List of Bon Jovi's songs performed on this tour
Runaway Bon Jovi 63
Roulette Bon Jovi 63
Breakout Bon Jovi 63
Shot Through The Heart Bon Jovi 62
Get Ready Bon Jovi 62
Come Back Bon Jovi 60
She Don`t Know Me Bon Jovi 7
Burning For Love Bon Jovi 3
Love Lies Bon Jovi 2


Song Times
Other songs performed(Covers & Medleys)
Walk Away Renee (The Left Banke cover) 1
I Want to Take You Higher (Sly & The Family Stone cover) 1

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America (From the first support act ever to the club shows)
September 24, 1983 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
October 1, 1983 Passaic Capitol Theatre
October 13, 1983 Utica Stanley Theater
October 16, 1983 Lawrenceville Rider College
March 3, 1984 Pittsburgh Syria Mosque
March 10, 1984 Boston The Metro
March 12, 1984 Harrisburg The Metron
March 15, 1984 Boston Paradise Theater
March 16, 1984 Philadelphia Ripley's Music Hall
March 17, 1984 Syracuse The Lost Horizon
March 20, 1984 Cleveland Agora Ballroom
March 22, 1984 Pittsburgh Heaven
March 29, 1984 Portland Starry Night
April 1, 1984 San Francisco The Stone
April 2, 1984 Reseda Reseda Country Club
North America (Supporting the Scorpions)
April 13, 1984 West Palm Beach United States West Palm Beach Auditorium
April 20, 1984 Reno Lawlor Events Center
April 21, 1984 Sacramento Cal Expo Amphitheatre
April 22, 1984 Fresno Selland Arena
April 24, 1984 Inglewood The Forum
April 25, 1984
April 26, 1984 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
April 28, 1984 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
April 29, 1984 Daly City Cow Palace
April 30, 1984
May 2, 1984 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 4, 1984 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
May 5, 1984 Calgary Stampede Corral
May 7, 1984 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
May 9, 1984 St. Paul United States St. Paul Civic Center
May 10, 1984 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
May 12, 1984 Wichita Kansas Coliseum
May 13, 1984 Kansas City Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
May 15, 1984 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
May 16, 1984 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
May 17, 1984 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
May 19, 1984 Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center
May 20, 1984 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
May 21, 1984
May 23, 1984
May 24, 1984 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
May 26, 1984 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
May 27, 1984 Charlevoix Castle Farms
May 28, 1984 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
May 30, 1984 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
June 1, 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum
June 2, 1984 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
June 3, 1984 Binghamton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
June 5, 1984 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
June 6, 1984 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 7, 1984
June 8, 1984
June 9, 1984 Providence Providence Civic Center
June 10, 1984 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
June 12, 1984 Worcester The Centrum
June 13, 1984 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
June 15, 1984 Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
June 16, 1984 Allentown Allentown Fairgrounds
June 17, 1984 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
June 19, 1984 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
June 20, 1984 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
June 22, 1984 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
June 23, 1984 Fort Wayne Allen County Coliseum
June 24, 1984 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
June 26, 1984 Columbus Ohio Center
June 27, 1984 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
June 29, 1984 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
June 30, 1984 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
July 1, 1984 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
July 3, 1984 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
July 4, 1984 Louisville Louisville Gardens
July 7, 1984 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
July 8, 1984 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
July 10, 1984 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center
July 11, 1984 Fort Myers Lee County Civic Center
July 13, 1984 San Juan Puerto Rico Estadio Hiram Bithorn
July 14, 1984 Hollywood United States Hollywood Sportatorium
July 15, 1984 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 17, 1984 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
July 18, 1984 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
Asia
August 4, 1984 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Stadium
August 6, 1984 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sports Center
August 8, 1984 Osaka Osaka Nanko
August 9, 1984
August 11, 1984 Saitama Seibu Lions Stadium
August 12, 1984
Europe (Supporting Kiss)
September 30, 1984 Brighton England Brighton Centre
October 1, 1984 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
October 2, 1984 St. Austell Cornwall Coliseum
October 4, 1984 Manchester Manchester Apollo
October 5, 1984 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
October 6, 1984 Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse
October 7, 1984 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
October 8, 1984
October 10, 1984 Leicester De Monfort Hall
October 11, 1984 Ipswich Gaumont Theatre
October 12, 1984 Stafford Bingley Hall
October 13, 1984 Leeds Queen's Hall
October 14, 1984 London Wembley Arena
October 15, 1984
October 17, 1984 Offenbach West Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
October 18, 1984 Munich Circus Krone
October 19, 1984 Neunkirchen Hemmerleinhalle
October 21, 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Teatret
October 22, 1984 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
October 24, 1984 Lund Sweden Olympen
October 26, 1984 Stockholm Johanneshovs Isstadion
October 27, 1984 Gothenburg Scandinavium
October 29, 1984 Hannover West Germany Stadionsporthalle
October 30, 1984 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
October 31, 1984 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
November 1, 1984 Lausanne Switzerland Halle 18
November 3, 1984 Brussels Belgium Vorst Nationaal
November 4, 1984 Zwolle Netherlands Ijsselhal
November 5, 1984 Paris France Lé Zenith De Paris

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dome, Malcolm (July 2006). "We'll make it, I swear…". Classic Rock #94. p. 48.