Whitesnake announce Greatest Hits tour

Whitesnake have announced they’ll set off on a Greatest Hits tour this summer.

It’ll kick off on June 1 and will take in dates across the US and Europe – including a headline slot at the Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone, Kent in July. Currently, the trek is scheduled to conclude at the Alcatraz festival, Belgium, on the weekend of August 13-14 – although further dates will be added in due course.

The group’s last release was 2015’s The Purple Album. It was designed as a tribute to frontman David Coverdale’s former band Deep Purple, who are to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April.

It was also meant to be the singer’s last work, but he admitted last year that it gave him a new lease of life.

He’d said: “It’s just revitalised me. I thought, ‘This is probably it’ – but I had an incredibly good time on tour. Everybody contributed to this project in the most positive way.

“It just makes it more inspiring to look at the future for new stuff with these guys. I have no desire to hang up my rock’n’roll sneakers just yet.”

Whitesnake The Greatest Hits tour 2016

Jun 01: Norman Riverwind Casino, OK
Jun 03: Dallas Bomb Factory, TX
Jun 05: Houston Revention Music Center,TX
Jun 06: San Antonio Majestic Theater, TX
Jun 08: Indianapolis Old National Centre, IN
Jun 10: Hammond Horseshoe Casino, IN
Jun 11: Northfield Hard Rock, OH
Jun 14: Cincinnati PNC Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jun 15: Huber Heights Rose Music Center, OH
Jun 17: Detroit Fox Theatre, MI
Jun 18: Rama Casino Rama, ON
Jun 23: Hampton Beach Hampton Beach Casino, NH
Jun 26: Portland Maine State Pier, ME
Jun 28: Lewiston Artpark, NY
Jul 01: Atlantic City Trump Casino, NJ
Jul 02: Wilkes Barre Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino, PA
Jul 14: Verona Villafranca Castle, Italy
Jul 15: Florence Pistoia Blues Festival, Italy
Jul 15-17: Barcelona Rock Fest, Spain
Jul 19: Paris Olympia, France
Jul 21: Oberhausen Turbinehalle, Germany
Jul 23-24: Maidstone Ramblin’ Man Fair Mote Park, UK
Jul 26: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Jul 29: Kuopio Kuopio Rock Cock Festival, Finland
Aug 03: Copenhagen Falconer, Denmark
Aug 04: Wacken Wacken Open Air, Germany (Sold out)
Aug 06: Strzelinko (near Slupsk) Charlotta Valley, Poland
Aug 09: Pratteln Konzertfabrik 27, Switzerland
Aug 11: Tilburg 013, Holland
Aug 13-14: Courtrai Alcatraz Festival, Belgium

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