Bon Jovi, performs on O2 rooftop
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Bon Jovi, performs on O2 rooftop

Bon Jovi, the Livin On A Prayer hitmakers have become the first ever band to perform on the roof of O2 Arena in London to kick off their 12 night residency at the O2.

music Updated: Jun 08, 2010 18:26 IST

Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi and his band kicked off their 12-date show at London's O2 Arena by performing live on the rooftop.

They became the first act to ever perform on top of the former Millennium Dome with the dare devil act, reported Daily Mail online.

The Livin On A Prayer hitmakers performed on the roof of the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London to kick off their 12 night residency at the O2.

The rooftop gig was seen more clearly by fans through HD screens that were set up at Peninsula Square.

Climbing onto the top of the arena proved to be quite a challenge though and the musicians were helped by trained mountaineers in their quest to reach the summit.

And Bon Jovi's concerts will be supported by an unsigned band from the Highlands, who won a competition to play ahead of the US rockers.

The Side will play their first supporting act on Tuesday night after being selected from a shortlist of entries in the contest.

Despite the excitement of touring, Bon Jovi said before his rooftop show that he hates being away from his family.

"It's horrible when you are away touring, it’s terrible, you are away from everyone and it can be for long periods, but so are travelling salesmen and soldiers," he said.

First Published: Jun 08, 2010 16:00 IST