Friday, May 15, 2015

Whitesnake - Soldier of Fortune


Rock icons WHITESNAKE realising their 12th studio album "The Purple Album" today May 15th and in North America on Tuesday May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. "The Purple Album" is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for DEEP PURPLEs Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

WHITESNAKE was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.”  

WHITESNAKE will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour, see the dates below!



Todays tune "Soldier of Fortune" is latest single taken from WHITESNAKEs latest album "The Purple Album" The tune is a blues rock ballad written by David Coverdale and Ritchie Blackmore and originally released on DEEP PURPLEs 1974 album "Stormbringer". As of 30 May 2014, "Soldier of Fortune" is DEEP PURPLEs 7th most "listened" song with over 15,000 hits on Last.fm and has been included in many rock ballad compilation albums. Though DEEP PURPLE has never released the song as a single and it has never placed on the record charts, it has developed a cult following over the years, and cover versions have been released by WHITESNAKE, OPETH, BLACK MAJESTY and the Romanian band IRIS.

The OPETH cover was included as a bonus track in the Special Edition release of Ghost Reveries (2006) and was subsequently released as a single in March 2007, which is available from iTunes. Roadrunner Records lists OPETHs version among their 13 wildest covers, calling it a faithful cover while adding Mikael Åkerfeldt's "unexpectedly soulful vocals."





Upcoming Tourdates:

May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
May 31st Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino
June 2nd Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo
June 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
June 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
June 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino - Starlight Theater
June 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
June 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
June 15th Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
June 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
June 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
June 20th Houston, TX HOB
June 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
June 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
June 25th Socorro, TX Socorro Event Center
June 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
June 28th Norfolk, NE Divots Music Festival
June 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
July 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill AMP
July 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock
July 7th Huber Heights, OH Music Center @ The Heights
July 8th Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
July 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
July 11th St. Paul, MN Myth
July 14th Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
July 16th Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
July 17th Geneva, IL Geneva Music Park
July 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
July 20th Greensburg, PA Palace Theater
July 22nd Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
July 24th Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino
July 25th Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal
July 27th Westbury, NY Theater At Westbury
July 28th New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
July 31st Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
August 1st Melbourne, FL King Center
August 3rd Orlando, FL Hard Rock
August 5th Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
August 6th Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 8th Markesville, LA Paragon Casino Mari Center
August 9th Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
August 11th Midland, TX Wagner Noel PAC
August 13th Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
August 15th Rogers, AR The AR Music Pavillion
August 16th St. Charles, MO Family Arena

**WHITESNAKE will be playing as Special Guest with THE SCORPIONS on November 28th in Zurich.

WHITESNAKE are excited to announce THE DEAD DASIES as special guest on all forthcoming shows (Excluding Zurich) in Europe during November & Early December prior to hitting the UK with DEF LEPPARD.

November 8th Moscow, RU Crocus City Hall
November 9th St Petersburg, RU *BKZ Oktyabrskiy
November 11th Helsinki, FI *Icehall
November 13th Stockholm, SE Hovet
November 14th Helsingor, DK *The Culture Yard
November 16th Berlin, DE *Columbiahalle
November 17th Praque CZ *O2 Arena
November 19th Vienna, AU Gasometer
November 21st Zagreb, HR Cebona Hall
November 22nd Belgrade, RS Hala Pionir
November 24th Sofia, BG Armeec Arena
November 25nd Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski
November 28th Zurich, CH **Hallenstadion
November 29th Milan, IT Alcatraz
December 1st Brussels, BE Forest National
December 2nd Utrecht, NL Tivilivredenburg


UK & Ireland

UK co-headline Arena tour with DEF LEPPARD in December 2015.

December 6th Dublin, IE 3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena

More info @

Official Whitesnake Web

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