Odds & Ends: Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, Bon Jovi, L.P.

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres has undergone gall bladder surgery, sidelining him from the current tour … Katy Perry reveals the special guests joining her at the “We Can Survive” charity show … Mumford & Sons is taking a break from the road … L.P. cancels her fall tour.

Less than two weeks after Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy, the Bon Jovi drummer was back in the hospital because of severe pain in his abdomen. The band’s website says that following gall bladder surgery Torres “is expected to return to the stage and the Bon Jovi tour in the very near future.”

In the meantime, Rich Scannella will fill in on drums.

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Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

“I would like to say a quick Thank You to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts thus far,” Torres said. “There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals.

“I am very disappointed not to be able to perform but our friend Rich Scannella will stand in for me. You are in good hands. I will be there in spirit and back on stage in soon.”

An announcement on Katy Perry’s website says she’ll be on stage next month at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, along with some of her friends. You may have heard of a few of these ladies before – Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, Kacey Musgraves and Ellie Goulding.

Proceeds from the Oct. 23 “We Can Survive” show benefit the Young Survival Coalition. The organization provides resources, connections and outreach for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.  

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V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK

“These are all very powerful women that I really respect and look up to and I wanted them to come together to promote this supportive message and have a fantastic night full of great music,” Perry told Carson Daly during an interview on Los Angeles’ 97.1 AMP.

A presale for Citi cardmembers began today. Tickets go on sale to the public Sept. 27.

Who knows how long fans will have to wait for the chance to see Mumford & Sons live again.

“There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show,” keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone in reference to the band’s Sept. 20 gig in Bonner Springs, Kan.

He added that he wasn’t sure exactly how long the hiatus will last.

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Winston Marshall at “Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers,” Francis Field, St. Augustine, Fla.

“We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you’re in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of . . . I think everyone’s excited about being free of schedules.”

L.P. won’t be launching her fall tour this week after all. An announcement from the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter says the trek is being called off because of an injury.

We don’t have a whole lot of info on the subject. All we know is that whatever is ailing L.P. “has left her unable to perform.”

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Music Midtown Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga.

A statement on her website says, “Further details to be announced. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.”

The tour was scheduled to begin in Vancouver Sept. 27.