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Huddersfield Pre-Show Article 13 June 2001

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

ROCK superstar Jon Bon Jovi arrived in Huddersfield today to entertain a sell-out crowd.

And before he took to the spectacular stage at the McAlpine Stadium, he took time out to answer questions from The Examiner.

Q: You played a few concerts last year. You must have had a good time, as you're back for more? Tell us about this tour and what can we expect to see and hear?

A: We played Europe last summer and by the end of the tour, after the five dates in Japan and the 20 or so in Europe, more than one million people had already come to see us. It was great.

Being the last rock 'n' roll show ever at Wembley Stadium was incredible - we were each sent an actual seat from the stadium - they pulled them out for us before they razed the building.

Then we did a concise 15-20 date tour of the US in the fall and then I went to Mexico to do a movie.

This time around, we started with five shows in Japan again and then we toured the US in April and May. In June, we hit Europe and we're very happy to be coming back.

The stage at Huddersfield is going to be amazing - completely different from last summer's show. There are big video screens and the whole setting is going to be us performing on a rooftop - part of the New York City skyline.

Q: Many artists have a real passion for performing live, above studio recording while others see it more as a necessary evil. What particular do you love about touring?

A: That time out there on the stage. You live for that. That's when you're safe. It's magic. Everything else about touring is just a beating. The travel - the planes, trains and automobiles, the hotel beds instead of your own.


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