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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour
Tour by Bon Jovi
Start date June 24, 1993
End date December 17, 1993
Legs 6
Shows 50 in North America
21 in Europe
6 in Asia
9 in Australia
9 in South America
94 in Total
Bon Jovi concert chronology
Keep the Faith Tour
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour
Crossroad Promo Tour

The I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Bon Jovi that ran during the second half of 1993. The tour was an extension of the Keep the Faith Tour which was in promotion of the 1992 multi-platinum album Keep the Faith. The tour returned to Europe, Asia and North America and also visited countries such as Australia and Argentina, which were not visited during the initial Keep the Faith tour earlier in the year.


  • Personnel 1
  • Support acts 2
  • Set list 3
  • Tour dates 4
  • Z-100 Birthday Party 5
  • References 6


Support acts

The first leg in North America was supported by hard rock band Extreme from Massachusetts. The European leg of the tour had an arrangement of support acts. These acts were Little Angels, Billy Idol and Manic Street Preachers. Savatage had to turn down the European leg of the tour in Fall 1993 because of their own US commitments and then Criss Oliva's death on top of that.[1] Eight of the dates on the Australian leg of the tour was supported by Jimmy Barnes while the support act in Perth was local outfit Rough Justice. Wild T and the Spirit was the support act for the final leg of the tour in Canada.

Set list

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
June 24, 1993 San Diego, California United States San Diego Sports Arena
June 25, 1993 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
June 26, 1993 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 28, 1993 Paradise, Nevada Aladdin Theater
June 29, 1993 Park City, Utah Park City Arena
July 1, 1993 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
July 3, 1993 Moline, Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities
July 4, 1993 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
July 6, 1993 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater
July 7, 1993 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater
July 9, 1993 Dallas, Texas Starplex Amphitheater
July 10, 1993 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
July 11, 1993 Houston, Texas The Summit
July 13, 1993 Mexico City Mexico Auditorio Nacional
July 14, 1993
July 16, 1993 Charlotte, North Carolina United States Blockbuster Pavilion
July 17, 1993 Atlanta, Georgia Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 18, 1993 Raleigh, North Carolina Walnut Creek Amphitheater
July 22, 1993 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center
July 23, 1993 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
July 24, 1993 Tinley Park, Illinois World Music Theater
July 26, 1993 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
July 27, 1993 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob Music Theater
July 28, 1993 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
July 30, 1993 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Star Lake Amphitheater
July 31, 1993 Darien Lake, New York Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 1, 1993 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 2, 1993 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisee de Quebec
August 3, 1993 Mansfield, Massachusetts United States Great Woods
August 4, 1993 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
August 6, 1993 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
August 8, 1993 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 18, 1993 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
August 20, 1993 Leipzig Messehalle
August 21, 1993 Mannheim Maimarktgelände
August 22, 1993 Minden Minden Arena
August 24, 1993 Kiel Ostseehalle
August 25, 1993 Bayreuth Bayreuth Arena
August 27, 1993 Munich Olympiahalle
August 28, 1993 Zurich Switzerland Hardturm
August 29, 1993 Koblenz Germany Koblenz Arena
September 1, 1993 Budapest Hungary Nepstadion
September 3, 1993 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
September 4, 1993 Prague Czech Republic Strahov Stadium
September 5, 1993 Wels Austria Airport Field
September 7, 1993 Milan Italy Forum
September 11, 1993 Lisbon Portugal Alvalade Stadium
September 13, 1993 Istanbul Turkey İnönü Stadium
September 15, 1993 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
September 16, 1993 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
September 18, 1993 Milton Keynes United Kingdom National Bowl
September 19, 1993
September 23, 1993 Taipei Taiwan Taiwan National Stadium
September 25, 1993 Hong Kong United Kingdom Hong Kong Stadium
September 27, 1993 Bangkok Thailand Army Stadium
September 29, 1993 Manila Philippines Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium[2]
September 30, 1993
October 2, 1993 Singapore Singapore National Stadium
October 4, 1993 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
October 6, 1993 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
October 8, 1993 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
October 9, 1993
October 11, 1993 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
October 13, 1993 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
October 14, 1993
October 15, 1993
October 17, 1993 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
North America
October 29, 1993 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
October 31, 1993 Guatemala City Guatemala Estadio Mateo Flores
November 3, 1993 Heredia Costa Rica Palacio de los Deportes de Heredia
South America
November 5, 1993 Asunción Paraguay Estadio Defensores del Chaco
November 7, 1993 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
November 8, 1993 São Paulo Brazil Estádio do Pacaembu
November 9, 1993 La Paz Bolivia Estadio Hernando Siles
November 10, 1993 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional
November 11, 1993 Córdoba Argentina Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes
November 13, 1993 Buenos Aires Estadio José Amalfitani
November 14, 1993
November 15, 1993
North America
November 16, 1993 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Arena
November 28, 1993 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
November 30, 1993 Edmonton, Alberta Northlands Coliseum
December 1, 1993 Calgary, Alberta Olympic Saddledome
December 3, 1993 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Place
December 4, 1993 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Arena
December 7, 1993 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum
December 10, 1993 Quebec City, Quebec Colisee Pepsi
December 11, 1993 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
December 13, 1993 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Civic Centre
December 14, 1993 Moncton, New Brunswick Moncton Coliseum
December 16, 1993 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Memorial Stadium
December 17, 1993

Z-100 Birthday Party

During the first leg of the tour, Bon Jovi played at Madison Square Garden in New York to celebrate radio station Z100 birthday. The concert was held on July 28 and featured Duran Duran, Proclaimers, Terence Trent D'Arby and 10,000 Maniacs.


  • "Keep the Faith Era: Tour Guide". Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  • "Keep the Faith (1992-1993)". The Bon Jovi Museum. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
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