With singer David Coverdale’s voice back in commission and a new drummer and bassist added to the lineup, Whitesnake is ready to rock once again. The band has booked nearly a dozen 2011 dates.
In June Whitesnake announced its lineup no longer features bassist Uriah Duffy and drummer Chris Frazier, according to Gibson.com. The band’s website notes that along with Coverdale, the current lineup includes Brian Tichy on drums, Michael Devin on bass, Doug Adrich on guitar, and Reb Beach on guitar.
The 2011 dates kick off June 2 at Megasport Palace in Moscow. Shows are on the books through a June 29 gig at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
Additional solo headline shows include City Hall in Newscastle, United Kingdom (June 13), Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, United Kingdom (June 14), HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London (June 20) and O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic (June 28).
Whitesnake will also appear with Judas Priest at Gods Of Metal in Torino, Italy (June 22) and at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium (June 25).
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Whitesnake last toured in August 2009. The band was forced to cancel its remaining tour dates with Judas Priest because Coverdale’s voice wasn’t up to par at the time.
Denver radio station KNAC reported that Coverdale made the announcement in the middle of the band’s August 11, 2009, gig at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.
The singer told fans “that he felt he wasn’t quite over his laryngitis he had been suffering from and could sing no longer,” according to KNAC.
“I’m sorry,” Coverdale told the audience. “I tried, I just can’t do it.”
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