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Whitesnake cancels 2020 tour due to David Coverdale surgery

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Whitesnake cancels 2020 tour due to David Coverdale surgery

Whitesnake had to cancel all his 2020 tour dates so that David Coverdale can fully recover from a surgery to repair a bilateral inguinal hernia.


In an statement David Coverdale talked about the surgery:

“Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020.”

“All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues. Related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.”

“At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies. Also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar. For this unforeseen personal health issue. Which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity.”

“Until then. I send my love to you & yours. Hopefully we will meet again along the road.”

The canceled Whitesnake with Foreigner and Europe:


31, 2020 London, UK – The O2 Arena


01, 2020 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
03, 2020 Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
06, 2020 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
08, 2020 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena

Also, the tour with Sammy Hagar & The Circle was also canceled:


9 — West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
11 — Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
14 — Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
15 — Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
18 — Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
19 — Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
22 — Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
23 — Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
25 — Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
26 — Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater


7 — Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8 — Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
11 — Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
14 — Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
15 — Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
18 — Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
19 — Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
21 — Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
22 — Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center


2 — Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
3 — The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6 — Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8 — Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
10 — Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
13 — Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
15 — Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
16 — Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
18 — Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
20 — Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

In addition, Whitesnake, has two members in the Coronavirus risk group. They are vocalist David Coverdale (68 years) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (69 years). For people that have 60 years of age and over, the Coronavirus can be more serious. Dozens of tours were postponed to to guarantee the safety of fans, since agglomerations are currently being banned in many countries and also to guarantee the safety of musicians,


The eponymous album, from 1987, was the most successful worldwide in the band’s career. Bringing two singles that became hits In United States, “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love”. Both reached positions one and two in the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the album received 8 platinum certificates in the United States and earned the band a nomination for the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Group. Also, the album Slip of the Tongue (1989), was a great success, reaching the top 10 in the UK and USA. And selling more than one million copies in the United States. After that,  the band ended activities shortly after this release. But they reunited in 1994, releasing yet another studio album in 1997, called Restless Heart.

Whitesnake came back to life again in 2002 and has been playing ever since, releasing three more albums – Good to Be Bad (2008), Forevermore (2011) and The Purple Album (2015). Also, they recently released “Flesh & Blood” (2019).

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