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Whitesnake reunite for UK tour (2006)


Story by Jack Foley

LEGENDARY frontman 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, Whitesnake is pretty much on its own in today’s grim, unsmiling climate.

The band will be touring the UK in May and June extensively in support of a New In Concert DVD/CD, LIVE… In The Still Of The Night, recorded during Whitesnake’s UK Tour in 2004.

The multi-platinum band will be featuring songs from David Coverdale’s time with Deep Purple and drawing from Whitesnake’s entire catalogue, including Here I Go Again, Is This Love, Fool For Your Lovin’, Crying In The Rain, Still Of The Night, Bad Boys, and Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City.

The UK dates are:

May 27 – Manchester Apollo
28 – Birmingham NIA Arena
30 – London Hammersmith Apollo
June 26 – Newcastle City Hall
27 – Newcastle City Hall
29 – Sheffield City Hall
30 – Glasgow Carling Academy
July 2 – Cardiff International Arena

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.

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 and Uriah Duffy on bass.