Thursday 18 July 2019

Bon Jovi at the RDS 2019 - stage times, tickets, setlist prediction and more

Manic Street Preachers are playing support

Bon Jovi in concert at Slane Castle, Co Meath in 2013
Bon Jovi in concert at Slane Castle, Co Meath in 2013
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Bon Jovi are bringing their By The Numbers European Tour to Dublin for a two-nighter at the RDS on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, with special guests Manic Street Preachers. The American rockers have sold 150,000,000 albums and 35,000,000 people have seen them play live. If you're one of the 1 million expected to see them on this tour at the RDS, here's everything you need to know ahead of the gigs from stage times to tickets and transport...

Are there any tickets left for Bon Jovi at the RDS?

There are limited tickets available for both nights, from €89.50 from Ticketmaster.

What time will Bon Jovi be on stage at the RDS?

Doors open at 5.30pm with Manic Street Preachers playing from 6.15pm and Bon Jovi scheduled to hit the stage at 8.10pm. 


There will be increased security measures so fans are advised to be at the venue in sufficient time, but also bear in mind there's no queuing allowed before gates open at 5.30pm.

Do not bring backpacks or large handbags (nothing bigger than A4) as there are strict security checks and you may be delayed or refused entry.  Also, there are no cloakrooms or storage facilities on site.

If you have any issues during the event or you wish to provide feedback contact Customer Care at the Info Point at the venue.

What CAN'T you bring?

The usual suspects - no glass or cans, umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks or flares.  If you have any further queries you'll find a full list at  Also, you cannot bring any professional cameras or camera with detachable lens, video cameras and audio recording devices, iPads or GoPros.

What's the weather going to be like?

It's not looking great so dress for rain.  There are showers forecast for Dublin on Saturday with heavier rain expected on Sunday.  Wellies, ponchos, rain jackets are sensible.  Umbrellas, however, are not permitted.

Can kids go?

There are no faciliites in place for babies and small children on site. Further, the promoter says that "large outdoor concerts are not suitable envinroments for all children under 5 years old unless otherwise stated." 

Under 14s are not permitted in the pitch standing area either accompanied or unaccompanied and Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian - throughout the entire event.  If you have further queries regarding age policies you can contact MCD directly at

Ticket collections and entry points...

Credit card collections and guest list tickets/Ticketmaster will be located inside the main entrance on Merrion Road.  See map below.

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Transport to the RDS?

You can hop on the DART to Ballsbridge, Landsowne Station and Sandymount Station which are just a hop, skip and jump away. 

If you're travelling by Dublin Bus, get off at the following bus stops:

415 Pembroke Road opposite Embassy of United States of America (routes serving this stop are 120, 18, 4, 7 and 7a)

483 Merrion Road opposite British Embassy (routes serving this stop are 4, 7 and 7A) For further information visit

If you must drive promoters recommend you allow at least an extra two hours travel to and from the venue.


This is the setlist from their most recent gig in The Netherlands yesterday, from

This House Is Not for Sale

Raise Your Hands

You Give Love a Bad Name

Born to Be My Baby

Whole Lot of Leavin'

Lost Highway


We Weren't Born to Follow

Have a Nice Day

Keep the Faith

I'll Be There for You

In These Arms

It's My Life

We Don't Run

Wanted Dead or Alive

Lay Your Hands on Me

Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars

Who Says You Can't Go Home

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Bad Medicine



Livin' on a Prayer

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