American soft rockers Bon Jovi have been lined up to play at Sarsfield’s Bag Full of Songs Valentine’s night next weekend.
Lord Henry Mountcharles, owner of ex-rock venue Slane, was instrumental in bringing the Jovi to Drogheda.
“This is a massive, massive coup for music and heavy metal fans in Drogheda. Bon Jovi continue to be one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. I might be livin’ on a prayer saying this but to get these guys again is nothing short of a miracle. Real rock fans will be ‘head-banging’ into next week.”
Bon Jovi are expected to play a selection of cover songs of their own material including heavy metal anthems Always, Someday I’ll be Saturday Night, Bad Medicine and Livin’ on a Prayer.
The New Jersey ‘rockers’ will share the bill with local acts Marty and the Toilets, Porn Hostipal and troubled Tullyallen troubadours Derek and the Molesters. Togher based girl band Spicebag promise to be as chippy as ever while veteran Cooley brothers Clowns in a Blender always leave the punters wanting more.
There is a sense of anticipation as local supergroup Jism Biscuit make their Drogheda debut after selling out Slane (pub). The Jism came together after X-Factor said they’d give pretty lead singer Kevin a deal if he ditched the rest of Beady Eyed Baby. The remaining members then teamed up with ex Wait & Bleed frontman Tommy Sphincter to form Louth’s most popular experimentalist jazz-bagpipe death metal band.
Their debut single Bleeding Rectum can be bought behind the bar.
The last act on are real-life couple Romeo and Julieslut to add some romance to the evening with a slow set.
There will be spot prizes on the night including a SuperSer and concessions for McDonald’s (Drive Thru only).
Door opens after the Celtic game. Tickets €3 on the night.