Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Whitesnake announce first dates of farewell tour

Whitesnake has announced the first two appearances on its upcoming farewell tour.

David Coverdale has confirmed the band will play a pair of European festivals next summer, including France’s Hellfest on June 23, 2022 and Spain’s Rock Imperium Festival the same weekend.

“We can’t wait to see you & play for you at Hellfest Open Air Festival!!!,” says the rocker of the show, which will take place the day before the Spanish event at Parque El Batel in Cartagena on June 24-25, 2022.

"We are so incredibly excited to announce our participation in the Rock Imperium Festival as part of the forthcoming farewell tour,” adds Coverdale.

Following his 1976 departure from Deep Purple, Coverdale released his solo debut, “White Snake”, the following year and a second record, “North Winds”, in 1978.

Heading out for a tour in support of the solo sets, the singer put together a backing band that would initially be billed as David Coverdale’s Whitesnake; the outfit issued the “Snakebite” EP in ’78 before simplifying it to Whitesnake for their debut studio album, “Trouble”, that same year.

UK Top 10 chart success eventually followed with the band’s third set, 1980's “Ready an' Willing”, while a hint of their forthcoming US breakthrough arrived with 1984’s “Slide It In” before a self-titled 1987 album kicked the doors wide open to multi-platinum success in the region.

Whitesnake’s thirteenth and most recent studio record is 2019’s “Flesh & Blood.”

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