Greek-Canadian Phil Xenidis Named Lead Guitarist on Bon Jovi’s Tour

He plays the guitar perfectly and when he performs live, steals the show. He is of Greek descent and he will be at the OAKA Stadium in Athens, on the 20th of July.  He will be performing next to rock star Jon Bon Jovi, replacing Richie Sambora.

Phil Xenidis, known as Phil X, was born in May 1966. The Greek-Canadian guitarist is the co-founder of the band Powder. In the last decade, the band was characterized as one of the surprises of the contemporary music scene of Los Angeles. Through Powder he became well-known not only in the USA, but also in Europe. For a long time he replaced Rik Emmett in Triumph.  Until today, he has cooperated with many people from the rock scene such as Rob Zombie, The Drills, Aldo Nova, Frozen Ghost and more.

The temporary exit of Richie Sambora from the Bon Jovi band was official announced on the 29th of April. The top guitarist became a victim of his drug addiciton and he is now at a detoxification centre. Phil Xenidis accepted the invitation and now he is with the legendary Jon Bon Jovi on this year’s tour as his lead guitarist.

His first appearance was at the New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage. This year’s tour was very much publicized and ends on July 31st in Lisbon.