Will guitarist Richie Sambora return to Bon Jovi in front of a hometown crowd at MetLife Stadium tonight?

Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Global Philanthropy Group)

The website Radar Online says Sambora, a Woodbridge native, would like to make his return during the band's 2 shows in the Meadowlands Thursday and Saturday night but claims Jon Bon Jovi won't allow it.

“Jon won’t allow Richie to come back for that show,” says an unnamed source.  “And Jon won’t even pick up the phone and talk to Sambora. Sambora has tried to end this feud but Jon won’t respond.”

The site says Jon is more interested in making money from the tour he can put towards his dream of owning a NFL franchise.

Sambora left the band during a stop on the "Because We Can" tour in Calgary suddenly for "personal reasons" that have never been made public. The band that night also made a donation to to the Calgary Homeless Foundation, according to the Metro of Calgary,  to make up for the missing Sambora.

Trains To MetLife Stadium

Rain delays the start of the 3rd Bruce Springsteen concert at MetLife Stadium
Rain delays the start of the 3rd Bruce Springsteen concert at MetLife Stadium (Twitter)

For the MetLife Stadium shows tonight and Saturday, NJ Transit will be running trains from Hoboken to Meadowlands station through the Secaucus station.

The first train will leave for the Meadowlands from Hoboken on Thursday at 3:29 p.m. and at 3:03 p.m. on Saturday. The last train will leave the Meadowlands at 12:40 a.m. but trains could run later depending on when the concert ends.

According to the stadium's website the parking lots for the concert will open at 2:30p.m. on both days and the gates into the stadium open at 6:00 p.m. The J.Geils Band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will end at 11:00 p.m.

Even with the chance of showers in the forecast for Thursday night umbrellas are not allowed into the stadium.



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