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: Winger Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY) Opener: n/a Date: 6/20/2010 Label: Frontiers Records
I probably said this before but I’ve always been more of a casual fan of what Winger does in the Hard Rock sense even though I owned their debut album when it was first released. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until the bands 2008 performance at this very venue that I finally caught them in concert. That was certainly an enjoyable show and the band was at the time supporting their newest album “IV”. The record did not seem to get the reception that was hoped and I myself viewed it as “ok at best” when compared to the musicians first and second offerings. Fortunately for all of the bands fans, Kip and company would follow up “IV” with an album entitled “Karma” and this was quite the release with a number of exciting tunes. The last time that Winger performed there was a band opening up but tonight this would not be the case. All we had was the music spinning over the PA and the eventual Winger set. To be honest, I feel that this is a little cheap for the fans with the ticket prices being what they are these days and at least a cover band of some kind would have brought some additional tunes and maybe people into the venue. After seeing so many shows in sequence with some being four to six band affairs I admit I am getting a little spoiled. Moving on. Continue reading Winger @ B.B. King Blues Club (6/20/2010)→
Artist: Whitesnake Title: “Good To Be Bad” Label: SPV Records Release Date: 4/22/2008 Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Rating: 4.5//5
As part of their 30th anniversary celebration the one and only Whitesnake returns with their first studio album in over a decade and from the sound of it, this was definitely something that was worth waiting for. It’s almost hard to believe that it has been that long since we have seen a new studio release from the band since they have been on the touring circuit consistently and have made sure to keep their fans in live albums, videos and greatest hits compilations that are a steady reminder of one of Rocks true powerhouse bands. “Good To Be Bad” is an incredible return to the public eye for the band and I cannot even think of anyone who would argue with me about the statement once they hear the new recording. It begins with the crunching “Best Years” as Coverdale seems to reflect in heavy fashion about his past in the role of singer and this is quite the kick off to what is in truth a smashing effort. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow” is next up and loaded with tasty hooks and solid drumming along with a chorus that will have you jumping in place when it kicks in. The tune could have easily been the albums opener as well based on its overall strength. When “Call On Me” came up as their third track I felt it really reminded me of the stellar “Whitesnake” CD from back in the eighties as it had that vibe to it with perhaps a little bit of the Coverdale Page project thrown in for good measure. Continue reading “Good To Be Bad” by Whitesnake→