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Bon Jovi thrills crowd at Rock in Rio music festival

Published on Sep 22, 2013 6:08 AM
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US singer Jon Bon Jovi performs during the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro Sept 20, 2013. US rock group Bon Jovi wowed more than 90,000 fans during a stirring performance at the Rock in Rio festival overnight on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - US rock group Bon Jovi wowed more than 90,000 fans during a stirring performance at the Rock in Rio festival overnight on Saturday.

The New Jersey rockers, who are on a "Because We Can" Latin American concert tour to promote their chart-topping new album What About Now, were the star attraction on the fifth day of the week-long festival.

"Obrigado (thank you), Rio De Janeiro," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi told the crowd.

The band launched into You Give Love a Bad Name and the entire crowd joined in as they belted out such classics as Livin' On a Prayer, Dead Or Alive and Always. In the middle of a raucous Who Says You Can't Go Home, Jon Bon Jovi dragged a woman from the crowd onto the stage and surprised her with a smooch on the mouth.

 
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