Thursday, July 15, 2010

Calgary review + Toxic Avenger in Canada

There's a review of Bon Jovi's Calgary gig by Heath McCoy for the Calgary Herald. I especially like this bit:
Like Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan said in an interview before the concert: “[Jon's] our race horse,” and that race horse put on an impressive showing at the 'Dome in a sold out gig that went on for a good two-and-a-half hours.

Hitting the stage with Blood on Blood it was clear the singer was working through an injury in that he favoured his strong leg and he wasn't quite as rambunctious as he can be.

He acknowledged as much too, rewriting a line from Blood On Blood as “me, I'm the one-legged singer in a long-haired rock 'n roll band.”
I think Jon debuted the "new lyric" in Cuyahoga Falls but I'm yet to see any videos of it. Anyway, you can read the full review here.

Meanwhile, David Bryan has helped to promote The Toxic Avenger musical in Calgary (It will be playing there from November 10-27):
With his keyboard perched in front of four green toxic waste barrels, Bryan, 48, performed the rock ballad Tore My Heart Out which he described as "a heartfelt breakup song for a monster."
According to Dave...
"We tried to be completely politically incorrect and I think we did a good job of it," said Bryan, describing the rock musical. "That's what comedy is. You're taking the piss out of everything, but (we're not doing it in) a mean-spirited way.
Read the full article here.

And finally some videos thanks to Avenue Calgary. Dave talks about writing the musical and his comedic influences, before performing "You Tore My Heart Out" and "Brand New Day in New Jersey".

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