Richie Sambora Leaves Bon Jovi Tour

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has left the band's current Because We Can tour. While no reason has been given for Sambora's departure, it is well-known that the guitarist has, in the past, done time in rehab due to problems with alcohol.

For now, all the band is saying (via their website) is that "Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled."

The New Jersey band's first show on the North American leg of the tour took place last night in Edmonton, Alberta. Later this week they will head to Winnipeg, Manitoba and St Paul, Minn.

Other dates scheduled for this month include shows in LA, Denver and Las Vegas. BJ wraps the U.S. leg of their tour in July and then heads overseas.

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