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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

STADIUM rockers Bon Jovi are to be the headline act at Slane next year.

And there’s a possibility that there may be more than one show in Ireland as the band will be in the middle of their ‘Because We Can’ tour at the time.

Speaking this morning, charismatic frontman Jon Boni Jovi told a packed press conference at the legendary Meath venue: “This was always the goal, to play Slane.”

He arrived into Ireland this morning where he met with the venue’s owner Lord Henry Mountcharles to reveal their big news.

Speculation had abounded about which big-name act would be taking to the stage at the famous venue next summer, which hasn’t staged a concert since May 2011 when 80,000 fans headed to see Kings of Leon in action.

Now the ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ stars have confirmed they will be performing in Ireland on 15 June, with room in their touring schedule for more than one concert here.

Jon Bon and co are playing dates in the UK between June 8-13 before coming over to Ireland and will be back in the UK on 3 July, meaning that more than one Slane Castle show is a possibility.

The award-winning group have performed here many times before, including playing Croke Park in 2006, Punchestown in 2008 and two RDS shows as recently as last year.

They have already announced a series of concerts in Canada as part of the world tour and more dates are expected today and in the coming weeks.

Tickets at €79.50 inclusive go on sale on Thursday 8 November from ticketmaster.