MELBOURNE, Australia (Bon Jovi Fans Website) - Jon Bon Jovi
shares a common world sentiment about the US President. He says he is a lunatic. "George W. Lunatic"
to be exact.
Bon Jovi volunteered his attack on the US Prez to a gathered throng of media just prior to performing the opening night show of the Bounce World Tour at the Rumba Festival in Melbourne.
Jon was blunt with his opinion. "George W. Lunatic" he stated in reference to the current war policy of the United States Government.
Bon Jovi were supporters of Al Gore's Presidental campaign in the last election. Gore lost marginally after recounts in the state of Florida leaving many Americans doubtful that their elected choice is really their elected choice.
George Double Ya on the other hand immediately deflected focus away from the US economy by declaring his war on terror leaving many Americans now questioning run down local issues.
Bon Jovi backed Al Gore in that last election and performed 'Livin' On A Prayer' at rallies for him. "I wrote that song during the Reagan era and the trickle-down economics are really inspirational to writing songs, so I don't really need to write songs like that anymore. I want to write really upbeat happy prosperous songs about what's going to be happening right now today and tomorrow" Jon Bon Jovi told US media at the time.
The show last night in Melbourne marked the start of the Bounce World Tour with Bon Jovi slatted to spend most of 2003 on the road, returning at some stage to Australia to perform a full set on their own show.
The Bon Jovi Rumba setlist was:
Bounce, You Give Love A Bad Name, Everyday, It's My Life, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Misunderstood, Livin' On A Prayer, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Bad Medicine, Shout.