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Judas Priest have announced on their official website some North American tour dates, starting July 1st and going into the early August. They have also stated that they will be touring with Whitesnake for most of the dates, but not all of them. So far, there is nothing on Whitesnake.com.

Thanks to Blabbermouth.net for the info.



36 Comments to “Whitesnake on the highway”:

  1. 1
    Al Cornish says:

    YAWN!

  2. 2
    Stefan says:

    Talk about mismatch……The metal queer & the snake charmer on the same bill???? Someone´s clearly lost their marbles if true!!! ROCK ON!!

  3. 3
    More Black says:

    They allready tour in Brazil together 2 years ago.So…Priest Priest Priest Priest…

  4. 4
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Relatively bad idea… blabbermouth sometimes true, sometimes not, so you never know.

  5. 5
    drew w says:

    OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    Premier rock vocalist, DAVID COVERDALE, together with his fellow members of the internationally celebrated rock band WHITESNAKE, comprising of

    DOUG ALDRICH…Guitar
    REB BEACH…Guitar
    TIMOTHY DRURY…Keyboards
    URIAH DUFFY…Bass
    CHRIS FRAZIER…Drums

    are to tour the USA again after far too long an absence.

    “The US is our home & it is a priority for us to achieve the same success here as we have throughout the rest of the world…We’re delighted to have the opportunity to play here again…We have a studio new album ‘GOOD TO BE BAD’ that we are incredibly proud of & we’ll be prominently featuring songs from that along with all the songs everyone knows by heart…” says COVERDALE

    DAVID COVERDALE is an essential part of rock history; starting with his time with DEEP PURPLE (1973–1976) and his collaboration with LED ZEPPELIN guitarist JIMMY PAGE, ( 1991-1994 ) a sensational partnership featuring two legendary artists working together at a most extraordinary musical level.

    After leaving DEEP PURPLE, COVERDALE formed WHITESNAKE in 1978 and the band has been one of the most enduring & successful hard rock acts ever since. The ever growing list of their multi-platinum albums & awards is long & enviable.

    WHITESNAKE are thrilled to announce they have committed to playing as Special Guest to the incredible JUDAS PRIEST on the forthcoming US Tour after a series of shows in NORTHERN EUROPE culminating in their performing at the prestigious DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL on JUNE 14th with DEF LEPPARD.

    WHITESNAKE & JUDAS PRIEST last toured together in South America during 2005 to great critical & commercial success & maintain a great friendship.
    WHITESNAKE will also be headlining several of their own US shows during the tour with JUDAS PRIEST.

    The ‘STILL GOOD TO BE BAD’ 2009 tour is the continuation of their successful 2008 World Tour & will take the band thro’ until AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2009 at this time.

    The DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL will also coincide with anniversary releases of the multi-platinum albums, ‘SLIP OF THE TONGUE’, marking it’s 20th Anniversary and the ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album, which celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year.

    It is understood there is also a Expanded Special Edition of their successful, multi-award winning, 2008 album, ‘GOOD TO BE BAD’, featuring bonus tracks being released around the same time in both the US & Europe.

    TOUR DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

    For Further Information Related To WHITESNAKE Please Go To http://WWW.WHITESNAKE.COM

  6. 6
    big al says:

    hats off to old cov! anybody with a brain will tell you package tours are the way forward and this one is a great idea. purple take note…

  7. 7
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @6
    Disagree… but why should Purple take note when they’ve been doing package tours for so long now? Where have you been?

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I failed to mention I’d rather stay home that witness this, although I like both bands, I’m not into this combination at all.

  9. 9
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Just found out that Minnesota will be visited twice during this tour, I’m going! I remember a few years ago seeing DEEP PURPLE opening for LYYNRD SKYNRD, and thinking that was a mismatch. It turned out to be a quite enjoyable show.

  10. 10
    andre sihotang says:

    #6

    Disagree. What note is to be taken??

    Deep Purple has many tours with other acts such as Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Scorpions, Concerto for Orchestra, and many others. Don’t you know?
    UNLIKE WHITESNAKE IN THIS UPCOMING TOUR AND IN ‘ROCK OF AGES IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT’ TOUR, DEEP PURPLE WAS THE DEFINITIVE HEADLINE ACT. So tell me, who should take a note??
    ——–

    I predict many people here and there will compare the multiple octave of Rob Halford voice with Coverdale’s voice. Who’s gonna deliver the best every night among them? Sorry, but I think I know the answer of my question. Coverdale was may hero and one of the best in his early Whitesnake, not now in which he looks like amateur and horrible screamer with his glam metal tracks.
    Well, I can only dream he will be back in tune.

    Cheers

  11. 11
    james jay says:

    a singer and a screamer on the same bill–sounds good to me. I love ’em both. Also-didn’t R. Glover produce one of JP’s most successful albums? I thought I read that years ago. thanks.

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    He produced ‘Stained Class’

  13. 13
    Roberto says:

    Coverdale is an exceptional singer and screamer too!!!
    or better was…

  14. 14
    Diarmuid says:

    I met Bernie Marsden on Monday night cool guy

  15. 15
    Martin Cook says:

    #14 Yor’re dead right there Diarmuid, and his renditions of Whitesnake Classics knocks DC’s recent efforts into a cocked hat.

  16. 16
    FRANK MILLER says:

    I WONNDER WHEN I READ OTHER PEOPLES COMMENTS ON THE HIGHWAY STAR NO MATTER WHAT THE PERSON SAYS ONLY IF HE OR SHE HAVE THE GOD GIFTED ABILITY TO PLAY OR SING MUSIC. IF YOU DO NOT THEN IN MY OPINION YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CRITICISE ANY MUSICIAN EVEN IF THEY IN FACT ARE REALLY NO GOOD. I WILL REMIND ANY ONE THAT IN MUSIC THERE IS NO ONE OR GROUP THAT IS AS GOOD AS DEEP PURPLE. BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT GOD INTENDED. GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY BECAUSE HE DESERVES IT. GET IN A GOOD STATE OF MIND, LISTEN TO DEEP PURPLE AND ENJOY LIFE. FRIEND AND FAN OF DEEP PURPLE SINCE 1968. FRANK MILLER.

  17. 17
    George says:

    hahaha, was that real Frank Miller? 😀

    well… Do NOT even try to compare Whitesnake to Deep Purple…
    WS can teach NOTHING to DP…

    and yeah, this WS & DL Tour 2008… how can they cal it Good To Be Bad Tour? Don’t they think that it was “Good To Be Def Leppard’s Supporting Act Tour”? and, in 2009 they can call it “Good To Be JP’s Supporting Band”

    DP has always had package tours, but they always were as the MAJOR acts on the bill… and during WS / DL Tour, Snakes were opening act for the major act: Def Leppard…

  18. 18
    andre sihotang says:

    #17

    The WS & DL Tour named “Rock of Ages In The Still of The Night Tour”, toured England only (and in a few parts of Europe, but didn’t use that name).

    In that tour (surprisingly became the best packaged tour of 2008) Def Leppard and Whitesnake initally slated as double headlining acts, so the main opener and the closer exchanged every night. Def Leppard has done package tour like this with Bryan Adams in 2005. But by the time, Def Leppard was slated as the headlining act while Whitesnake was positioned as the main opening act before DL. Some reports I heard revealed that the decision came from Whitesnake, refer to somethings like confidence, commercial success, quality and strength, and also popularity. Those are proved when many reviews and bootlegs show Def Leppard really stole all the show while Whitesnake especially Coverdale were struggling to do their best performance.

    That case also happened when Def Leppard toured America with Journey in 2006 where initially both of them also slated as double headlining acts and as the concert goes, finally Def Leppard closed the rest of the concerts. It was very strange since Journey is American band and got huge success there with their Arena Rock music. Ironically, Def Leppard – Journey tour also became the best rock package tour of 2006, with DL-WS as the best tour of 2008. I’m a huge Def Leppard fan, but the thing I’d like to point out here is how Whitesnake has judged poorly to become an opening act. They’d better do their tour alone.

    I think Deep Purple is the right one to join Judas Priest(of course as double headlining act). And I imagine how old and young metal heads will come to watch the show of two of rock giants that has been around for almost 40 years since hard rock was born. Other options for Deep Purple to tour together are Heaven and Hell, Iron Maiden, and maybe The Who I think could be a good idea(American tour with The Who will be a nice tour for Deep Purple).

    But even if this seems strange and impossible, Led Zeppelin – Deep Purple tour will be a magical, unbelievable, and no wonder the best package tour all the time. Ha ha, I can only dream.
    Or maybe Plant – Krauss could do it with Blackmore’s Night since their music looked similar in some way, hehe.

    Cheers

  19. 19
    FRANK MILLER says:

    TO GEORGE. ARE YOU A MUSICIAN? APARENTLY YOU HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY.

  20. 20
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @17

    Okay, if you call DP opening an entire US tour for Lynyrd Skynyrd and swapping closing acts with the Scorpions every other night, “major” then so be it. They were also put to the energy test big time in 98 by ELP and Dream Theater, those two bands were hard to close for and sometimes they were anti climactic in doing so.

    Nobody’s Perfect, George.

  21. 21
    Stefan says:

    Dear Frank!

    Bite me…………….!

  22. 22
    metaljim says:

    #11

    Roger produced 1977’s “Sin After Sin” album for Judas Priest. Not one of their more successful albums, but it was their first one for CBS here in the US. They really didn’t have a successful album until 1979’s “Hell Bent for Leather” and their live album “Unleashed In The East” later that year.

  23. 23
    FRANK MILLER says:

    TO STEFAN, I AM LIKE A LEMMON. YOU HAVE TO SQUEEZE AND SUCK ME. I HAVE NOT MENTIONED YOUR NAME IN MY RESPONSES SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

  24. 24
    stefan says:

    Frank!

    My problem??? #16…That´s my problem!
    The word norrowminded comes to mind! And what has GOD to do with anything???
    Clear enough Frank? ROCK ON!

  25. 25
    Rascal says:

    I think Frank should keep his ‘squeezing’ and ‘sucking’ to himself!

  26. 26
    FRANK MILLER says:

    TO STEPHAN AND RASCAL, YOU BOTH JUST PLAIN AND SIMPLY MISS THE BOAT ON WHAT I SAY. IF YOU LOOK BACK AT PREVIOUS STATEMENTS OF MINE I CLEARLY GIVE GOD CREDIT FOR EVERYTHING NOT ONLY FOR DEEP PURPLE,THE PURPLE FAMILY TREE AND THE HIGHWAY STAR. ALSO I DID NOT BRING ANY VULGARITY TO ANY OTHER RESPONDER PERSONALLY UNTIL I RECIEVED IT FIRST. HOWEVER WHEN THOSE THINGS I SAID EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT DESERVE WHAT WAS SAID TO ME BECAUSE ALL OF THIS TRASH TALK DOES NOT NEED TO BE SAID ESPECIALLY ON ANY PUBLIC WEBSITE.I AM SORRY FOR MY MISTAKES. ANY REMARKS I MADE I AM SORRY IF I OFFENED ANYONE.THIS IS MY LAST RESPONSE ON THE HIGHWAY STAR.

  27. 27
    stefan says:

    Dear Frank!

    Apologise accepted. That said, I´m wondering if I somewhat misunderstood you, it´s just that I react with suspicion and disbelief when GOD is mentioned on this blog!

    I consider myself a spiritual man, but try not to mix any religious mumbo jumbo into the world of music!

    No need to be so touchy Frank, there´s room for everyone on this fab blog….Take care!! ROCK ON!!!

  28. 28
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 26

    Dont let it get to you Frank, its not worth it.

    I dont mind you writing as long you close down the capitals.

    Ok?

  29. 29
    Rascal says:

    Give your god the glory he deserves…………

    Although, a decent virgin sacrifice, Black Mass and after worship orgy………..has so much more appeal!

  30. 30
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, tried that, been there , done that……

  31. 31
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Well, I have to say here that I look forward to the WS/JP tour here in the States. I looks like we are being snubbed with a Purple showing so at least if they make it within driving distance, I can witness a couple of good shows. I would go to see either one on there own, so it’s a no-brainer here. Two the price of one. With these old hard rock bands these days, it’s all you will get here in the States. Shared bills. It seems to be the only way they can fill an arena. The Skynnrd/Purple tour went really well. Saw 2 of them and both times the venue was packed. Hopefully DC will choose some tunes more reflective of his present vocal ability. There are plenty of WS songs whereby he doesn’t have to overextend his range, and thereby giving him the ability for a ‘thumbs up’ review. Hopefully also, JP will do some tunes from their latest “Nostrodumus”. Hey, I stated that I would even go see JLT with OTR didn’t I? How could I not go see this?

    Hey did anyone notice? Priest is commenting here and the thread is still open….WOW. Where’s that moderator??????

    Cheers

  32. 32
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Het is allang tijd dat deze onzin ophoudt, ja.

  33. 33
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Great, now the Priest speaks in tongues…….

  34. 34
    Rascal says:

    @32……It’s never ending!

  35. 35
    Martin says:

    Well, I went to see WS and JP in San Diego Ca, and let me tell guys, It was a great concert, to me, WS played better than JP, in the end, it really don’t matter who is the opener or the closer, the most important thing to me is the opportunity to see and listen to the bands performance, that’s the real thing and that’s what we live for.

    Cheers!

  36. 36
    Aishah Bowron says:

    Whitesnake died 26 years ago in 1984

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