bonjoviband400 Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing with Bon Jovi during the current leg of the band’s Because We Can tour.

The band, on its website, cited “personal issues.” The band says all shows will go on as scheduled. No other information was given.

Hours before the announcement late Tuesday, Sambora tweeted that he was “Watching more of the Every Road Leads Home To You cover videos.” That was a reference to a fan contest promoting a song on his solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown.

Bon Jovi is slated to perform in Edmonton, Canada, on Wednesday and the current leg of the tour is scheduled to end April 25 in San Jose, Calif.

The Bon Jovi’s latest album, What About Now, recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 101,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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  1. I really hope he isn’t battling his demons wishes richie

  2. Understandably , everyone wants to see the classic line up with Richie, but Philip Xenidis did an amazing job vocally and on guitar in his place the last time he filled in for Richie. I wouldn’t be surprised if they called him up in again.
    Wouldn’t it be nice if they also brought back the original bass player for a song or two.

  3. Is Bon Jovi Bon Jovi without Sambora? Is Jon pulling an Axl?

  4. i hear JON thinks he’s God….thats why richie left

  5. Here is Snake’s chance to get back in the band!

  6. John Sykes Gets My Vote

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