Bon Jovi Serve Up Special Tony Awards Message For Bandmate

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June 13, 2010 | 9:12pm EST

Jon Bon Jovi and his rock band’s fans in London had a very special message for keyboard player David Bryan beamed live to the Tony Awards in New York, wishing the rocker luck at the 64th annual theatre prizegiving.
Bon Jovi stopped their show at the 02 Arena so that the band’s leader could deliver the message to his long-serving bandmate.

He said, “Our keyboard player, David Bryan hasn’t missed a show on this stage for almost 30 years but he’s missing this one tonight because he’s there with you at Radio City Music Hall.

“To show support for his brand new musical, we wanted everyone here in London to wish him good luck on the eight Tony nominations.”

Bryan is the brains behind hit musical Memphis.

The rocker’s stage show picked up three of its eight nominations at the Tonys – Bryan himself shared the Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score honours. The show was also named Best Musical, beating favourites American Idiot and Fela!