Thanks to Suzanne and Alan for this latest piece of Festival news. Ed
With the IW Festival fast approaching, mystery surrounds the ‘disappearance’ of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora after he allegedly walked out on the band.
Even after Jon Bon Jovi said on the Ellen DeGeneres’ US TV Chat Show that Richie was still part of the band, there was confusion, not to mention speculation, surrounding the event.
‘What About Now’
Evidently, a message on the official Bon Jovi Website muddied the waters further.
It stated the guitarist would not be participating in either the European or South African legs of the band’s World Tour, ‘What About Now’.
“The door is always open”
Accordingly, it looks as though Richie will be a no-show at the IW Festival at Seaclose Park, this month.
In a statement, obviously aimed at appeasement, Jon said
“The door is always open”.
“Jon needs to keep quiet”
After a long self-imposed silence Richie recently made a forceful statement. He remarked
“I’m working on my fashion company. Jon needs to keep quiet. I’m fine. It’s a private matter.”
Meanwhile, with ticket sales for the Madrid concert being sluggish Jon announced he would waive his fee, citing the economic position in Spain. Therefore, the ticket prices were lowered for fans.
Bus firm in the know?
Locally, we have noticed that Southern Vectis have the Festival advertising art work on one of their buses depicting just Jon. Do they know something the rest of us don’t?