Richie Sambora threw out a few crumbs to Bon Jovi fans still hoping that he'll rejoin the band to finish its current world tour. The last anyone heard from Sambora on the topic was back in May when he slammed Jon Bon Jovi for continuing to answer questions about his absence and accused him of replacing him to prove he can play stadiums without his help. TMZ just posted footage of Sambora in a much mellower mood addressing his and Bon Jovi's still unexplained parting of the ways.
Sambora told the gossip site: "I feel bad for the fans -- I love my fans. . . It's gonna work itself out. It'll happen. . . Jon and I have had a relationship for 30 years and we rely on each other and I think that's it. . . It'll all work out in the end."
Regardless of Sambora's return or not, the band's 2013 is moving from strength to strength, with several changes popping up in the nightly setlist. We asked Jon Bon Jovi what new material is clicking with the fans "The single, obviously, 'Because We Can,' and 'What About Now' -- and we open as of late with 'That's What The Water Made Me.' Those are pretty constant and are going over fabulously. No exaggeration. They really, really work; which is good. Makes me feel good. They fit right next to 'It's My Life' and 'You Give (laughs) Love A Bad Name.' So, I've been really pleased with that response."
Bon Jovi North American tour dates (subject to change):
July 12 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
July 18 - Dearborn, MI - Ford Field
July 20 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
July 22 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 23 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 25, 27 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
October 2 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
October 5 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
October 6 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
October 8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
October 9 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
October 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
October 12 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
October 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
October 25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
November 1 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 8 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
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