News Segment


February 20, 2006

Legendary front man David Coverdale is bringing Whitesnake back on the road in 2006 with an entirely new perspective of his 30-year multi-platinum career.

“I’m on a mission,” says Coverdale laughing. “It’s an appropriate time to be playing good, uplifting, positive rock ‘n’ roll.”

With their blend of hard rock, soul, blues, and balladry…a healthy dose of priapic posturing and good time fun, Whitesnake is pretty much on it’s own in today’s grim, unsmiling climate.

The band will be touring Europe extensively in support of a New In Concert DVD/CD, “LIVE…In The Still Of The Night”…Both the DVD and companion live CD were recorded during Whitesnake’s UK Tour in 2004. Already an extraordinary success story marked with top 5 appearances in all the European charts & top 20 in the USA.

“It’s as if everyone has been waiting for something new from the band…I’m thrilled with the response to the DVD…It’s been overwhelmingly positive & sets us up for the next move…”…said Coverdale.

From 1973 to 1976 Coverdale was the lead singer in Deep Purple, one of the biggest bands in the world. A year after leaving, he formed Whitesnake in late 1977 as a blues-based, melodic rock band to tour & promote his solo records ‘Whitesnake’ and ‘Northwinds’.

The band then took on a life and an identity of it’s own, attracting not only the supporters from Deep Purple, but, a whole new audience hungry for the blues, soul and good time rock Whitesnake offered.

Eventually, the early line-up released a hastily recorded, modest 4 song record ‘Snakebite’ featuring the great Bobby Bland song ‘Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City’, which became an instant crowd pleaser.

This led to the formation of a global phenomenon known as ‘The Whitesnake Choir’ an spine-tingling experience for anyone at a show who hears the entire crowd singing along with every word. The songs from this recording are being included in the forthcoming EMI releases – Remastered ‘Trouble’… ‘Lovehunter’ and ‘Ready & Willing’…

The albums will be released to coincide with Whitesnake tour and will also feature unreleased bonus tracks from BBC sessions & live festival recordings previously available on bootleg recordings…

All in all it looks as if this will be a bumper year for the hard-core Whitesnake fan…

The internationally renowned, multi-platinum band will be featuring songs from David Coverdale’s time with Deep Purple & drawing from the entire Whitesnake catalogue…

This is an opportunity to experience the ultimate Whitesnake line-up…

Doug Aldrich on guitar… Tommy Aldridge on drums… Reb Beach on guitar… Timothy Drury on keyboards & Uriah Duffy on bass…& of course, the inimitable David Coverdale on vocals…


Tue 5-09 Fukuoka, Japan Zepp Fukuoka
Wed 5-10 Hiroshima, Japan Mielparque Hiroshima
Fri 5-12 Aichi, Japan Nagoya Civic Hall
Sun 5-14 Kanagawa, Japan Pacifico Yokohama
Mon 5-15 Shizuoka, Japan Actcity Hamamatsu
Tue 5-16 Osaka, Japan Convention Center
Thu 5-18 Niigata, Japan Terrsa Niigata
Fri 5-19 Miyagi, Japan Zepp Sendai
Sun 5-21 Tokyo, Japan Forum Hall


Sat 5-27 Manchester, UK Apollo
Sun 5-28 Birmingham, UK Nia Arena
Tue 5-30 London, UK Hammersmith
Wed 5-31 Portsmouth, UK Guildhall


Sat 6-3 Milan, Italy TBA
Mon 6-5 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Tue 6-6 Kempten, Germany Big Box
Wed 6-7 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Fri 6-9 the Netherlands Arrow Classic
Fri 6-23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
Sat 6-24 Balingen, Germany Bang Your Head


Mon 6-26 Newcastle, UK City Hall
Mon 6-27 Newcastle, UK City Hall
Thu 6-29 Sheffield, UK City Hall
Fri 6-30 Glasgow, UK Academy
Sun 7-2 Cardiff, UK Nia Arena

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