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Monday 20 August 2018

Rock legends Bon Jovi take time out to sample a slice of Dublin

ROCK legend Jon Bon Jovi took some time out from his Dublin concerts for a slice of pizza.

The Bon Jovi frontman was in the middle of his preparations for the Irish leg of his Circle World Tour in the RDS when he decided to pop across the road for a slice in a Ballsbridge restaurant.

Getting ready to wow 60,000 Irish fans is hungry work. But luckily for Jon, chef Luciano, from Bell & Bellucci, was on hand to personally ensure the singer got the very best.

The restaurant is just across the road from the RDS.

"We were delighted to see Jon himself come into the restaurant, and even happier to serve him one of our exceptional pizzas," Luciano said.

The band are in town to play two concerts. The first took place last night.

There was a threat of rain before the New Jersey band rocked Dublin last night, but the sun came out just in time as they took to the stage.

Some 30,000 fans saw the band play the first of their two gigs in an arena more accustomed to horse shows and Leinster rugby matches yesterday.

The rockers will be belting out a 28-year back catalogue of their classics again tonight.

Pizza was about the extent of superstar demands the rockers made for their concerts this week.

There were no diva-like requests in the run-up to the shows with Bon Jovi so laid back that they were happy to use the Leinster rugby team's changing rooms rather than bring in their own luxury trailers.

The band's popularity never seems to decline in Ireland with Wednesday's show sold out and tonight's very close to the same, although there are some tickets still available from Ticketmaster.

Ireland is thought to have one of the largest proportions of diehard fans.

hnews@herald.ie

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