Bon Jovi have added new dates to their world tour.

The rockers have extended their Because We Can gigs in the US and Canada due to popular demand, and will be returning to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Toronto and Montreal in the autumn as well as visiting some brand new cities.

The summer tour begins on July 12 in Chicago, culminating on July 27 in Rutherford, New Jersey.

The 'Livin' On A Prayer' chart-toppers will take a well-earned break before hitting the road again, performing in Vancouver on October 2 and wrapping things up on November 8 in Montreal.

The band seem to be coping well despite the shock departure of guitarist Richie Sambora last month, who bowed out of their tour after failing to perform at a date in Calgary, Canada.

Frontman Jon Bon Jovi incurred Richie's wrath when he appeared to reference Richie's last rehab stint for alcohol abuse in 2011, when he missed 13 shows, as the reason for his departure.

The guitarist hit back, asking Jon to ''stop with the trash talking''.

Phil X - who filled in during Richie's previous relapse - has stepped in as lead guitarist while Richie is away and isn't too comfortable with the situation.

He previously said: ''[The fans] have paid money to see Bon Jovi and right now, they are not getting the whole deal.''

Bon Jovi newly announced North American Because We Can tour dates 2013:

Jul 12 - Chicago, US

Jul 14 - Cleveland, US

Jul 18 - Detroit, US

Jul 20 - Foxboro, Massachusets, US

Jul 22 - Saratoga Springs, New York, US

Jul 23 - Darien Center, New York, US

Jul 25 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, US

Jul 27 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, US

Oct 02 - Vancouver, Canada

Oct 05 - Tacoma, Washington, US

Oct 06 - Spokane, Washington, US

Oct 08 - Fresno, California, US

Oct 09 - Anaheim, California, US

Oct 11 - Los Angeles, US

Oct 12 - Las Vegas, US

Oct 15 - San Antonio, US

Oct 16 - Dallas, US

Oct 25 - Uncasville, Connecticut, US

Nov 01 - Toronto, Canada

Nov 08 - Montreal, Canada