That would take us to the end of the North American leg. There is a gap from May 22 to June 8, when the European shows kick off in Zagreb. I think the plan is for Richie Sambora to rejoin the tour in Europe, but we'll see what happens. Some fans have tweeted Phil about specific shows during May, and he's said "at this stage" he's set to play, so I guess the door is still open for Richie to return sooner if he's ready.@TheRealPhilX Phil Xvia Twitter for iPhoneThanks for all the messages & support re last night's show @ Jazzfest. At this time I'm on board for the shows in May. Woohoo!!!
Here are some other Phil X tweets related to his latest job:
Waking up in New York. I think I finally got a good 6 hours sleep. Busy morning before my flight to New Orleans. Happy Friday.
Play in front of 50,000 people w one if the biggest bands in the world, jump into a G4, fly to NYC & read a review of the show upon landing.
@ramiromoreno I like Richie's work. I'm just helping out man. We're all hoping he's better soon.
EDIT: I thought it was worth adding this tweet, to help alleviate some people's concerns:
@TheRealPhilX Phil Xvia Twitter for iPhoneAlready getting tired of the press using the word "replaced" instead of "filling in" or "covering for". RS will be back & kicking ass soon.