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Bon Jovi: 'Always the goal' to play Slane 4 November 2012
Irish Examiner article

Source: Irish Examiner

Bon Jovi are to headline next year's Slane Castle concert.

The US rock band will play the Co Meath venue as part of the group's "Because We Can" world tour on Saturday June 15.

After a break this year, the Co Meath venue is to host another major open air concert, which is expected to attract up to 80,000 music fans.

Bon Jovi follow in the footsteps of such acts as U2, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Thin Lizzy amongst others.

The band's lead singer Jon Bon Jovi flew in by helicopter from London this morning to announce the gig:

"I'm so excited to be here. From the Point, to the RDS, to Lansdowne Road, this was always the goal, to play Slane. It's a great thrill," he said.

Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles says he is a big fan.

"It's been clear to me that Bon Jovi wanted to play Slane and it was a matter of trying to fit it in.


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