Whitesnake On The Loose

Whitesnake announces a May-July run with stops including Las Vegas, San Antonio, Cleveland and other markets needing a good kick in the asp as the iconic, hard rockin’ band prepares for the release of its 12th studio album.

Photo: Steve Kalinsky
Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Pa.

Arriving May 15 in Europe; May 18 in the United Kingdom and May 19 in the U.S. via Frontiers Music SRL, The Purple Album is a “re-imagination” of songs Coverdale sang when he was the frontman for Deep Purple during its Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.  Tracks include “Burn” and “Stormbringer.”

“It’s a tribute.  A homage,” Coverdale said.  “It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago.  As I said to Richie [Blackmore], you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers.  The University of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from.  We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

Available for pre-order, The Purple Album is also getting the deluxe treatment that features two bonus tracks, four music videos, a behind-the-scenes featurette about the recording of the album along with a double LP vinyl format.  Details on a special limited box set including extra merch and memorabilia will be announced soon.

Here are the dates:

May 28 – Airway Heights, Wash., Northern Quest Casino
May 29 – Tacoma, Wash., Emerald Queen Casino
June 4 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
June 5 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort
June 6 – Pala, Calif., Pala Starlight Theatre
June 9 – Beverly Hills, Calif., Saban Theatre
June 11 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
June 17 – Shawnee, Okla., Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
June 19 – Biloxi, Miss., Hard Rock Live
June 22 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
June 23 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre
June 25 – Socorro, Texas, Socorro Entertainment Center
June 27 – Greeley, Colo., Island Grove Park (Greeley Stampede)
July 2 – Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
July 3 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 5 – Cleveland, Ohio, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
July 10 – Mahnomen, Minn., Shooting Star Casino
July 18 – Merrillville, Ind., Star Plaza Theatre
July 22 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Presales for many shows begin this week with general onsales launching Feb. 27.  Slither over to Whitesnake.com for more details.