Wednesday, December 6, 2017

VIDEO: Whitesnake previews The Purple Tour Live release

Whitesnake are streaming a video preview of “The Purple Tour (Live)”, ahead of its release on January 19.

The multi-format set delivers classic Whitesnake tracks alongside material from the band’s tour in support of 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a project that saw frontman David Coverdale re-record classic songs from the Deep Purple Mark 3 and Mark 4 records he appeared on – including 1974’s “Burn” and “Stormbringer”, and 1975’s “Come Taste The Band.”

Coverdale was joined on the tour by a lineup that included guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi.

The singer explains there was never any intention to compete against the original recordings.

“We just wanted to play the damn songs,” says Coverdale. “Each member of the band. brought their incredible individual talents and a real band identity to this music. We’ve all done the best we can with this project with respect to the music, and the legacy of Deep Purple Mk3 and Mk4.”

“The Purple Tour (Live)” will be available as CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets, as well as double-LP, single CD, and digital versions.

The double-disc collection also includes video footage of the concert mixed to 5.1 Surround Sound, plus band interviews, a new music video for “Burn”, and a number of bonus performances not available on the CD or vinyl versions.

Whitesnake recently released a 30th anniversary reissue of their classic 1987 self-titled album, and are planning to issue a new studio record in 2018.

The band will join Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening for a newly-announced 2018 US summer tour that will begin in Bangor, ME on June 15.

A Citi card member pre-sale runs Tuesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, December 7 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program.

General public seats will go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

“The Purple Tour (Live)”

Release date: January 19

CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray

01. Burn
02. Bad Boys
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. The Gypsy
05. Give Me All Your Love
06. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
07. Mistreated
08. You Fool No One
09. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Is This Love
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. Here I Go Again
13. Still Of The Night

DVD/Blu-ray Contents

Concert Video in 5.1 and Stereo

* "Burn" Music Video
* Band Interviews

Bonus 5.1 High Resolution Live Audio:

* You Keep On Moving
* Lay Down Stay Down
* Lotsanotes
* Stormbringer

See also:

Foreigner announces US tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham
VIDEO: David Coverdale unboxes Whitesnake 30th anniversary reissue
Whitesnake to issue The Purple Tour live package
Whitesnake celebrates 30th anniversary of US No. 1 hit Here I Go Again
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