Yorkshire Rock Legends Whitesnake Announce Farewell Tour
By Victoria Holdsworth
Whitesnake have announced that they will be touring for the very last time.
The Crown Prince of Yorkshire himself, lead singer David Coverdale said: “This is an appreciation and gratitude tour, which was due to take place in 2021, before the pandemic hit, and what could have been a better age for the lead singer of Whitesnake to retire to than 69? I’d even designed really terrible t-shirts to go with it!”
After recently being unveiled as the first ever recipient of the Rocks Honours Award, David Coverdale has, unlike some bands, categorically stated that this will definitely be the last ever tour. The frontman quipped: “It’s hard enough to even get into my jeans now!”
The tour will be hitting the road across the UK and Ireland in 2022, alongside very special guests Foreigner and Europe.
Since forming in London in 1978, after a career spanning nearly five decades, the legendary artists will start their tour in Dublin on 10 May 2022 before hitting Glasgow, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham, before closing in Cardiff.
Together both Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe all boast back catalogues that span the decades with seminal and anthemic hits such as ‘Here I Go Again’, ‘Still Of The Night’ and ‘Is This Love?’ [Whitesnake], ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, ‘Juke Box Hero’ and ‘Cold As Ice’ [Foreigner] to name a few. Europe will also be bringing their electrifying ‘The Final Countdown’ and more to this six date arena tour.
Mick Jones from Foreigner said “We can’t wait to kick off the summer in the UK & Ireland with a massive tour alongside our friends Whitesnake and Europe. We’re looking forward to playing all our biggest hits for our fans, and rocking across the country.”
Europe’s Joey Tempest said “What an explosive start to the summer of 2022 for us! A U.K. & Ireland Arena tour with our friends in Whitesnake and Foreigner! YEAH! An evening of some of the biggest anthems in classic Rock! We are truly honoured to be invited as special guests.”
On October 29 2021, Whitesnake will also release a newly remastered and remixed CD and LP deluxe editions of Restless Heart, along with unreleased demos and studio out-takes and a DVD. The DVD includes music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with new David Coverdale interviews. The set comes with a hardbound book filled with rare and unseen photos from the era.
Tue 10 May – 3Arena, Dublin
Thu 12 May – SEC (SSE Hydro Arena), Glasgow
Sat 14 May – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Mon 16 May – The O2 Arena, London
Wed 18 May – AO Arena, Manchester
Fri 20 May – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Sun 22 May – Utilita Arena Birmingham
Wed 25 May – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff