The story of David Coverdale, the lead singer and founder of WHITESNAKE - is an interesting one in rock and roll terms, if for no other reason that he has an admirable track record of having the courage of his convictions. After he had shot to fame in 1974 as the lead singer of hard rock legends of DEEP PURPLE, things didn’t pan out quite as he would have hoped, with 1975 record "Come Taste the Band" failing to match up to expectations. He resigned as the band dissolved, and after releasing one solo album, WHITESNAKE, in 1977, knew that he needed to be in a band if he was to truly flourish. WHITESNAKE was born, and they’re still going strong today.
The Sound the band had was very similar to DEEP PURPLE, bluesy and rockish. Since reforming in 2002 and two albums "Good to Be Bad" and "Forevermore" plus the latest "The Purple Album" with DEEP PURPLE tunes in a WHITESNAKE package they are touring around the world with DEF LEPPARD and last year with JOURNEY and THUNDER. Today (Friday the 13th) they are standing on the stage here in Stockholm for a show at hovet.
Today's tune "Mistreated" is take from the latest album "The Purple Album" and it's performed at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL on August 3, 2015. Recorded with a Nikon P7000. "Mistreated" is originally taken from DEEP PURPLEs 1974 album "Burn". The song was written by the band's guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and new vocalist David Coverdale, who, along with new bassist Glenn Hughes, brought new blues and funk elements to the band.
And here is a older clip Live Donnington 1983
**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
We are very excited to announce the 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 @
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