bonjoviband400 RadarOnline reports:

Jon Bon Jovi has turned against Richie Sambora, the band’s exiled guitar player, and the result has been low ticket sales with one planned show canceled due to poor advance sales, RadarOnline is reporting.

“Jon has been keeping Richie out of the band,” a source close to the situation told Radar. “And, frankly, he’s been a real jerk to Richie, saying some awful things. Maybe Jon wants to prove the band can be just as good or even better without Richie. But based on what’s happening now that’s not working out well.”

Sambora was said to have left the band for “personal reasons” but he’s ready and fit to resume his role as lead guitar player.

As Sambora remains out of the band – and he wants back in – the Cleveland Browns pro football team just announced they canceled a scheduled Bon Jovi concert schedule for July 14th.

The reason an insider tells Radar is that advance sales were pathetically low, approximately only 3,500 tickets had been sold.

“And other shows have not sold as much as they should have either,” the source said. “I’ve seen special deals on tickets for as low as $16! Jon is keeping Richie out of the band. And when the band’s fans see Bon Jovi they expect to see Richie on guitar.

On a personal level Jon made a comment to Richie that was so insensitive about his family and his daughter that Richie still can’t believe it. It happened after Jon’s daughter had her issue with heroin. Jon told Richie that was something he would have expected from Richie’s family. It’s just nasty.”

For the record: Sambora’s family is doing extremely well. The same cannot, however, be said of the band as it moves along without its high-profile guitarist.


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  • bigsled on

    I use to love this band but the last song they wrote that sounded anything like the great stuff from the 80’s was ” Its My Life ”
    Most everything since New Jersey sounds like complete filler imo .

    And Live , Jon sounds like he is singing thru his nose or has a cold .
    He sounds nothing like when I use to see them.

  • bigsled on

    Another thing . About the ticket prices.
    The bands seem to think that its ok to have high prices and when questioned they make comments like ” We have lower priced seats too ”
    Well, if you want to sit in the nose bleeds.
    All seats were about the same price when I use to go to arena shows .
    Now thankfully for me, most of the bands i go to from back then are playing clubs and theaters.

    If I have to sit in the nose bleeds because the industrys too greedy i’ll wait for a dvd.

  • Brad on

    Back in the Fall to L.A. & Vegas….it is all about the money, sorta like a Roger Waters lugging out the Wall bricks fer a second leg in the same areas. They’ll sell out the Staples Center without RS…he’s not needed. AJS sleepwalked on bass on his final tour…he was shown the door. RS saw his latest solo album numbers and crapped in his pants. He can go play off the Ventura Freeway where Tom Kiefer & Dave Davies played..leave Jon hitting the deck to 40,000 in Europe country after country.

  • jenniferaz on

    Hello, on April 23, 2013 I attended my 21st bon jovi concert. Jon puts on a good show but it was dull with out Richie! The rest of the band where squared off in the back and I had great seats but could hardly see anyone but Jon. Im a die hard fan who has met the band bon jovi 5 times. I however, will not return or go see them again without Richie. Jon and Richie together bring the charisma to the stage. Richie made a statement that he is returning to the tour in earlyseptember. I will go see them in vegas if its true .

  • Robby on

    I’m a long time Bon Jovi fan and I can tell you this myself and 10 of my friends had tix to see bon jovi in Columbus Oh and when I read Richie wasn’t gonna be there we all sold our tix on ebay for 1/3 what we paid. say what ya want about em not being a heavy metal band idc but they’ve always influenced me and especially Richie he’s a great under rated player has a great voice and is as much of their success as jbj. I’ll see em if he returns and not untill..btw I loved Samboras latest solo album much better then anything the band has done in years.

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