Live review: Bon Jovi @ Korbel Ballroom (Colorado Convention Center)

When Bon Jovi plays Denver, the multi-platinum arena rock band plays the big rooms — the Pepsi Center, and McNichols Arena before that. But on Friday, the band known for genre-defining hit songs "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "You Give Love a Bad Name" played a cozy club show inside the Colorado Convention Center's Korbel Ballroom to help raise funds for the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation.

Bon Jovi @ the Pepsi Center

[photopress:bon_jovi.jpg,full,pp_image] Bon Jovi's unchallenging songwriting formula continues to serve it well. Denver Post photo by Karl Gehring. Much has been made of Bon Jovi's recent dip into country-rock on its 10th and latest disc, "Lost Highway." Perhaps too much.