A Jersey reunion in London as Richie Sambora guests with Steven Van Zandt, and vice versa

Steven Van Zandt and Richie Sambora perform together at the Indigo at the O2 in London, Oct. 29.

Steven Van Zandt and Richie Sambora perform together at the Indigo at the O2 in London, Oct. 29.

As part of the BluesFest in London this week, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora opened for Bad Company at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, and, the same day, Steven Van Zandt’s Disciples of Soul band performed a rare show at a smaller venue in the same complex, the Indigo at the 02.

So it’s no surprise, perhaps, that the two old friends guested at each other’s shows, on the same night.

Van Zandt joined Richie Sambora’s RSO group, also featuring guitarist Orianthi, for their last song, “Livin’ on a Prayer.” And Sambora joined Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul for their last song, a little later in the evening: a cover of the Marvin Gaye hit, “Can I Get a Witness.”

This was the first Disciples of Soul show in 25 years. No more are currently planned.

Here are the two setlists (according to setlist.fm), with a video of “Can I Get a Witness” under them.

RSO,  featuring Richie Sambora amd Orianthi 

“When Love Comes to Town”
“I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”
“Heaven in This Hell”
“Midnight Rider” (snippet)”
“Wanted Dead or Alive”
“How Do You Sleep?”
“Lay Your Hands on Me”
“I Got You Babe”
“Stranger in This Town”
“Livin’ on a Prayer” (with Steven Van Zandt)

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

“Soulfire”
“Killing Floor”
“Coming Back”
“Forever”
“Inside of Me”
“I Played the Fool”
“The Blues Is My Business”
“Until the Good Is Gone”
“Ride the Night Away”
“Groovin’ Is Easy”
“All I Needed Was You”
“Love Disease”
“She Got Me Where She Wants Me”
“Some Things Just Don’t Change”
“Trapped Again”
“Down and Out in New York City”
“Freedom”
“Walking by Myself”
“I Don’t Want to Go Home”
“Bitter Fruit”
“Goodbye”
“Can I Get a Witness” (with Richie Sambora)

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