Whitesnake

From 13 April 2019to 07 July 2019

Whitesnake

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Whitesnake is a band hailing from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England who formed in 1978. They were one of the most popular British hard rock bands of the 1980s and have released eleven studio albums with a twelfth coming in May 2015.

The band begins with lead singer David Coverdale, a singer who had shot to fame in 1974 as the lead singer of hard rock legends Deep Purple, however, his time in the band was particularly fraught. A year after he joined the band, their lead guitarist, arranger and founding member Ritchie Blackmore quit as he felt they were losing sight of their hard rock origins. The band was sent into a tailspin by Blackmore’s departure but Coverdale took the reins, desperate to keep the band going. They recruited a new guitarist but the damage had been done, and the band’s third album with Coverdale at the helm, 1976’s “Come Taste The Band”, sank without a trace and they split soon afterward.

Coverdale was heartbroken by Purple’s demise but he soldiered on, and he spent the rest of 1976 preparing his solo career. He released his solo debut in February 1977, an album called “White Snake” that wasn’t a massive success but it steadied his career with panache and would set up a success that would dwarf his achievements in Deep Purple. The debut album had been made in collaboration with a guitarist named Micky Moody, and Coverdale toured the record with him and a backing band called The White Snake Band. However, the duo soon realized that they both thrived when working in a full band set up, rather than making solo records.

Just before the release of “Northwinds”, Coverdale took his White Snake Band, shortened their name to Whitesnake, and became their lead vocalist. He had already worked so closely with them that he felt far more comfortable as one of the boys in the band rather than the main star of the show. “Northwind” was released to a far better reception than Coverdale’s debut had gotten but he’d already moved on, performing Whitesnake’s first live shows and releasing their debut effort, the “Snakebite E.P”, in June 1978. “Trouble”, their debut album, came in the autumn of the same year, but their true breakthrough wouldn’t come until 1980 and the album “Ready An’ Willing”.

The album was their first to enter the top ten in the U.K and even gave the band a top twenty single in the form of “Fool For Your Loving”. At the dawn of the 1980s, the band was stars in the U.K and most of Europe, but the band wouldn’t make waves in the States until 1984’s “Slide It In”. Released on the major label Geffen, the album went Gold in the U.S within a year of its release and produced two minor hits in the form of “Slow An’ Easy” and “Love Ain’t No Stranger”. However, no-one could have predicted just how stratospheric the band would go with the release of their next album, 1987’s appropriately titled “1987”.

The album went top ten on both sides of the Atlantic within a week of its release and would go on to sell eight million copies in the U.S alone, giving them a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Here I Go Again” to boot. Back in the U.K, the band was nominated for a BRIT Award for Best British Group off the back of it but the album was a phenomenon in America, making them true Arena headliners for the first time in their career. Ever since then, the band has been one of the most respected acts in hard rock, with an envious back catalog of bonafide hits still able to bring an arena or a festival to its knees thirty years after their heyday. Coverdale is still a truly magnetic frontman, and the whole band still come highly recommended.

 

Saturday 13 April 2019

Whitesnake

Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, OK, US

 

Monday 15 April 2019

Whitesnake

The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX, US

 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Whitesnake

The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX, US

 

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Whitesnake

Aztec Theatre Presented By Cricket Wireless, San Antonio, TX, US

 

Friday 19 April 2019

Whitesnake

IP Casino, Resort & Spa, Biloxi, MS, US

 

Saturday 20 April 2019

Whitesnake

State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA, US

 

Monday 22 April 2019

Whitesnake

Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL, US

 

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Whitesnake

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, US

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

Whitesnake

Hard Rock Live at the Event Center, Hollywood, FL, US

 

Friday 26 April 2019

Whitesnake

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL, US

 

Sunday 28 April 2019

Whitesnake

with The Flesh

Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC, US

 

Monday 29 April 2019

Whitesnake

Rose Music Center at The Heights, Huber Heights, OH, US

 

Wednesday 01 May 2019

Whitesnake

The National, Richmond, VA, US

 

Thursday 02 May 2019

Whitesnake

Xcite Center at Parx Casino, Bensalem, PA, US

 

Friday 03 May 2019

Whitesnake

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, US

 

Sunday 05 May 2019

Whitesnake

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA, US

 

Tuesday 07 May 2019

Whitesnake

Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, US

 

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Whitesnake

Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY, US

 

Friday 10 May 2019

Whitesnake

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH, US

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Whitesnake

Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA, US

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Whitesnake

Agora Theatre & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, US

 

Friday 17 May 2019

Whitesnake

Turning Stone Resort Casino – Event Center, Verona, NY, US

 

Friday 14 June 2019 – Sunday 16 June 2019

Whitesnake

Download Festival 2019

Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK

 

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Whitesnake

with Def Leppard

Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy

 

Friday 21 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

Whitesnake

Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Festivalpark Stenehei, Dessel, Belgium

 

Sunday 07 July 2019

Whitesnake

Palladium, Cologne, Germany

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