There's still plenty of speculation and not much information about what caused Richie Sambora to suddenly take leave from the Bon Jovi tour. But Phil X, who filled in for Richie for part of The Circle Tour, flew into Edmonton to again perform lead guitar duties for Bon Jovi.
Meanwhile, Richie has tweeted that he's well...
Thank you everyone for your concern. I'm well, but had to stay in LA to take care of a personal matter.Love you all and see you very soon.— Richie Sambora (@TheRealSambora) April 3, 2013
...while Matt Bongiovi emphatically denied a TMZ article claiming Richie had quit the band after falling out with Jon over money.
Ill say one thing the TMZ story is TOTAL SHIT.They are completely off with this one.— Matthew Bongiovi (@MatthewBongiovi) April 3, 2013
Btw Richie NOT leaving the band. They are NOT fighting.— Matthew Bongiovi (@MatthewBongiovi) April 3, 2013
Oh, and there was a concert on too, during which five songs Lost Highway songs were performed... and only three from What About Now, the album they're supposed to be promoting, that debuted at #1 last month for anyone who still takes notice of charts.
Edmonton, AB, Canada - Rexall Place - April 3, 2013
- You Give Love A Bad Name
- Raise Your Hands
- Lost Highway
- Because We Can
- That's What The Water Made Me
- It's My Life
- Whole Lot of Leavin'
- What About Now
- We Got It Going On
- Keep The Faith
- (You Want To) Make a Memory
- Bed of Roses
- I'll Be There For You
- We Weren't Born to Follow
- Born to Be My Baby
- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead / Dancing in the Streets / Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Who Says You Can't Go Home
- Bad Medicine Encore:
- When We Were Beautiful
- Wanted Dead or Alive - dedicated to Richie Sambora
- Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
- Livin' on a Prayer Encore 2:
- I Love This Town