Bon Jovi is 20 dates into their "Because We Can" tour and JBJ guitarist Richie Sambora has dropped out of the tour, at least for the time being.
It seems like the band is trying to play down the announcement by posting this simple two line statement on their website:
"Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled," but this is big news for fans. First off the band has 14 dates remaining in the US and Canada before flying to Africa and Europe, so what exactly is this "upcoming leg?"
Sambora bowed out of the Bon Jovi tour in 2011 to go into rehab, but at this point no one outside of the Bon Jovi camp know what's going on here.
Check out this smokin' show from Cleveland a few weeks ago, and by the way this is from a stream not somebody's cell phone, so it looks amazing!