It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.
The Monday morning tour announcements are really off to a great start when its not even lunch time and we see events like this one coming to light. Check out this news about what is sure to be a hot summer event.
The Press Release:
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, comprised of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, are joining forces with Whitesnake, formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale with guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, drummer Tommy Aldridge, bassist Michael Devin and keyboardist Michele Luppi, for a 2020 summer tour featuring a setlist of some of the biggest hard-rocking hits of the past four decades. The 30-city U.S tour will also feature special guest Night Ranger on all dates, delivering fans an incredible summer evening of music at some of the most scenic outdoor amphitheaters across the U.S.
To celebrate the tour announcement, Sammy Hagar and David Coverdale released a special video discussing their first impressions of each other as well as first memories, how touring was then versus now, and more. Watch the video and find embed code HERE. Continue reading Sammy Hagar & Whitesnake Announce Summer Tour→
The news and dates are filtering in about the mighty Whitesnake and their recently announced “Greatest Hits Tour”. Check out what I have discovered so far. The poster and dates are the most I could gather and share so far.
WHITESNAKE will embark on “The Greatest Hits Tour 2016” in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
The Tour Dates:
Jun. 01 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
Jun. 03 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Jun. 05 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Jun. 06 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
Jun. 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Jun. 10 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
Jun. 11 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock
Jun. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 15 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun. 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 18 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
Jun. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Jun. 23 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Jun. 26 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
Jun. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Jul. 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Casino
Jul. 02 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino Continue reading Whitesnake Announces “Greatest Hits Tour” 2016→
Artist: Deep Purple Title: “Phoenix Rising” [Blu-ray] Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: 6/28/2011 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
PiercingMetal’s own Skeleton Pete had already coined the phrase “Purple Summer” when it’s came to Eagle Rock Entertainment’s issue of a wide selection of releases from the legendary Hard Rock band and it’s absolutely correct as they have been re-issuing classic material with bonus live and demo tracks as well as unearthing vintage documentary pieces such as this one on a quality medium with additions that make the buyer say “Wow this is awesome”. One such release is the recent “Phoenix Rising” which is a documentary film for the most part but also includes some archival concert footage that has never been fully issued to fans. “Phoenix Rising” deals with the Mark III and Mark IV era of the band and showcases that roster which featured David Coverdale, Glen Hughes and Tommy Bolin; Ritchie Blackmore had left the lineup and surprised many. Since I can hardly expand on the views that Pete gave us about this era of the band, I am linking to his review on the site as he covered the DVD/CD combo version of the release. I’ll toss in my thoughts on the subtle and not too subtle differences between this edition and the Blu-ray version that is also in my hands. Read on.
Artist: Deep Purple Title: “Phoenix Rising” Special Edition DVD & CD Set Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: 6/29/2911 Rating: 5/5
“Deep Purple Phoenix Rising” is a definitive view at the twists and turns Deep Purple took in the post Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, and Ritchie Blackmore years. While Eagle Rock rolls out a slew of Deep Purple related CD reissues this summer the video arm of the company, Eagle Vision, offers this brand-new package examining the group’s Mark III & IV incarnations. 40 years down the road, this era is often over-looked or even dismissed in the annals of music history, but as viewers will learn it was a very interesting, creative, though often rocky ride. Continue reading “Phoenix Rising” (DVD/CD) by Deep Purple→