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Slane-bound Bon Jovi to play on without guitarist

Published 04/04/2013 | 05:00

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora

SLANE Castle owner Lord Henry Mouncharles believes Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora will likely be back on stage for the summer leg of the band's world tour.

Bon Jovi swiftly moved to reassure fans their 'Because We Can' world tour was going ahead as planned after guitarist Richie Sambora pulled out of a gig in Canada for "personal reasons".

"He is out of the current leg of the tour. The latest news that I have is that he will be back for the summer," Mr Mountcharles told the Irish Independent. ". . . which would mean he would be back for Slane."

Bon Jovi are scheduled to take to the stage at Slane Castle on Saturday, June 15.

Mr Mountcharles said the band were proving a "pretty big draw". The famous venue hasn't staged a major concert since May 2011 when 80,000 fans went to see Kings of Leon.

Meanwhile, all the tickets have been snapped up to see the composer Ennio Morricone perform at the Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, on July 28.

The five-time Oscar nominee, one of the most prolific composers in the history of film music, will be conducting his 97-piece Italian orchestra, Roma Sinfonietta, along with a 100-strong choir.

Among his best-known film scores are the popular 'spaghetti' westerns, including 'For A Few Dollars More'.

Irish Independent

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