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Bon Jovi -- The Show Must Go On

4/28/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned, Bon Jovi's upcoming concert tour will go on, despite the fact that Richie Sambora will be entering rehab.

Bon Jovi Concert Tour

According to a rep for the band, Richie "will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being" -- but the rep adds, "We very much look forward to his healthy return."

We're told no shows will be canceled -- but the good news, Richie is still in the band.



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16.

Fresno has PLENTY of pretty, available women.    

BON JOVI is amazing. Love them.

1272 days ago
17.

ron    

Grow up or die richie you stupid punk ass

1272 days ago
18.

urbusted    

@thefloyd,

Nope, you are very wrong.
Bon Jovi was the highest grossing concert tour of 2010, by a wide margin reports pollstar.com
http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2010/12/29/751701.aspx
Blew everyone else out of the water.
#1 in North America and Worldwide

In North America Roger Waters did come in at #2, but wasn't even in the Top 5 worldwide.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/29/entertainment/la-et-pollstar-numbers-20101229

End of story.

1272 days ago
19.

DetroitRocks    

Way to screw the ticket buyers with your show must go on BS

1272 days ago
20.

sam    

Im torn, i have been a fan since 1987, im off to see them in june.

While i want richie to get help and feel better, i also agree with some other comments, maybe Bon Jovi should refund tickets and wait till Richie is back to full health. As most fans would want to see ALL members of the band in concert.

Take a break guys, you deserve it any way and we as your devoted fans deserve a full band line up and Richie deserves to get well again.

1272 days ago
21.

becky    

Have my ticket for May 12th... excited!!! Good luck Richie you can do this.

1271 days ago
22.

everts garay    

Richie is a great guy. Richie said that he want a rest, but i think the company did not let him. Take Care Richie, you are one of the best.

1271 days ago
23.

sandy p.    

Whats wrong with him??

1271 days ago
24.

Michael    

Bobby Bandiera SUCKS. He plays for Jon when he does solo stuff, and it blows. Technically better maybe, but doesn't play with heart like Richie

1271 days ago
25.

Michael    

The Band does not sound the same without Richie on guitar. Expensive tickets and NO Richie. NO Thanks. They should reschedule tour dates till Richie is able to go back on the tour. It'll sound like when Jon plays Jovi songs with his Solo band god awful..
Jon will say he doesn't want to disappoint fans, but its just greed, not having richie there will disappoint the fans big time

1271 days ago
26.

peoplearesilly    

Is anyone successful after rehab? Seems to me these so called rehab places are making money hand over fist and the success rate is not very good.

They don't stay long enough for one thing. It takes a long time to undo, but they are out in 3 weeks or so? Works well doesn't it? NOT!

1271 days ago
27.

JOHNIE    

JON IS AN OKAY SINGER AND CUTE CHIPPENDALES SHAKE YOUR ASS KINDA GUY, BUT RICHIE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE BON JOVI BAND...WITHOUT RICHIE...THERE IS NO "BON JOVI"...PERIOD AND END OF!!!

1271 days ago
28.

Cujeaux    

He must be drinking more than a case a day if he can't handle standing up and playing the rudementary guitar chords his music consists of. Denise Richards sure knows how to pick em.

1271 days ago
29.

Dixie    

I wish they would just postpone the tour until Richie comes back. I spent over $450 for 2 tickets at the concert on May 7th, and to find out now that half the band won't be there is disappointing to say the least. I don't live in CT. but I bought 2 tickets, plus 2 plane tickets, rental car and hotel to give my teenage niece a very special present. I have waited a long time to see them in concert, and Richie is as important to the band as Jon. I don't want to see them without the 2 of them together especially at the price they charge for tickets! Postpone the tour! Show you give a damn about your fans!

1271 days ago
30.

Rosalinda    

I just wish Richie the best and hope can come back better then ever. But if Richie ever leaves Bon Jovi it will never be the same I will just stop been a Jovi fan cause Bobby will never be able to fill those shoes. LOVE YOU RICHIE

1270 days ago
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