Beaver County Times article
|A double date with Bon Jovi
PITTSBURGH — “We want to come to Beaver County,” says Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. “We still have to prove that we can be No. 1 in Beaver County.”
Whoa, slow your roll there, David.
The nearest Bon Jovi will get to Beaver County is Pittsburgh, where the 25-year-old rock band performs twice in the next two weeks.
Bon Jovi entertains this Wednesday at Mellon Arena, then returns to the Igloo on March 15 for an initially scheduled and virtually sold-out show.
On Feb. 13, bandmates Bryan, Richie Sambora and Tico Torres did a one-hour conference call with reporters to promote the spring leg of Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway Tour. The band was in New York, preparing to leave the next day for Northern Illinois University to rehearse for the first time with their new stage set.
Bon Jovi would be on an airplane en route to NIU’s Convocation Center when a gunman went on a rampage at the DeKalb, Ill. college’s Cole Hall, fatally shooting five people and wounding a dozen others before taking his own life.
“Your thoughts and prayers go out to them,” Bon Jovi singer Jon Bon Jovi told Billboard.com. “When we landed we were just told to get back on the plane and go home. But our crew and the stage and everything was there. Once things settled down they just packed everything up and headed to Nebraska. What else can you do?”
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