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Double vision snake

Whitesnake + Foreigner UK 2020 poster

Perhaps by popular demand, perhaps not, Whitesnake will tour the UK in 2020. It will be a double bill with Foreigner, with Europe listed as special guests (oh, the irony).

There are 6 confirmed dates between May 31 and June 8. Tickets go on sale to general public 8th November 2019 at 9am GMT, with presales starting Tuesday, November 5th at 9am (password is fleshandblood). The VIP packages include some swag and either ‘premium reserved’ seats or early access general admission. There are no meet-and-greet packages available.

Further details in our calendar.



18 Comments to “Double vision snake”:

  1. 1
    Arthur says:

    Excellent, love the new album!

  2. 2
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Good news but I will be surprised if the set list lasted more than an hour for whitesnake. Maybe its a good warm up for a long summer and autumn European tour.
    Peace and respect all around.

  3. 3
    Micke says:

    Some of the Europe guys works at a radiostation in Stockholm where they never (hardly) play any Whitesnake and surley no Purple.. Rainbow..? Never. Boot them.. 🙂 They have no right.. 🙂

  4. 4
    Paul Jacklin says:

    A bit disappointed in the snarky tone in the body of the news story – can’t HS leave that to haters in the comments?

    I and the family (including 12 year old daughter going to first gig) can’t wait – belated 50th birthday present. I’d like to wager demand will be sufficient that upper tier at o2 is not curtained off as happened when another great band first played there.

    HERE’S A SONG FOR YA

  5. 5
    Bruce says:

    “Whitesnake will tour the UK in 2020. It will be a double bill with Foreigner, with Europe listed as special guests (oh, the irony).”

    And what exactly is the irony?
    Don’t understand!
    Regards – Bruce

  6. 6
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bruce @5: this whole thing with UK trying to leave Europe…

  7. 7
    Mark Guscin says:

    Paul Jacklin #4 – couldn’t agree more. No need for sarcasm here – “Perhaps by popular demand, perhaps not” – what is that supposed to mean anyway? If I were in the UK, I’d go to as many shows as I could. Be safe … be happy …. and don’t be sarcastic.

  8. 8
    Mark B says:

    Nick @6: The UK is NOT leaving Europe, it is leaving the EU. Please don’t confuse a continent with an unelected supra-national government!

  9. 9
    Rex says:

    My preferred band of the 3 is Europe, but don’t think their set will be very long as the doors open 7 pm (London) any ideas of set length?

  10. 10
    Micke says:

    @ 6 nice one..! ha ha ha

  11. 11
    Micke says:

    @ 8 At least it’s peace in Europe these days. Haven’t always been like that.

  12. 12
    RB says:

    @6, no need to be pedantic, you knew what he meant. I’d most definitely rather have the EU than our current shower of a government. Right, let’s leave the politics for other forums.

  13. 13
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Music is the only thing left to unit people everything else is a source of conflict hatred and instability.
    Long live rock and roll
    Peace and love to you all

  14. 14
    Paul Jacklin says:

    Unless AXS and Ticketmaster are holding loads of tickets back then floor standing and 1st tier seats at O2, London are sold out already. By their ticket “maps” I reckon they’ve sold about approximately a quarter of the 6,800 seats in the upper tier already. 15,000 ticket sales in less than 2 weeks and I reckon on course to sell out (based on selling another 25 tickets per day before concert). That’s back by “popular demand” I would say

  15. 15
    NWO says:

    Well this is a new one. Let us see how many original or classic members of any of the bands are playing. Whitesnake – 1 (maybe 2 if you count Tommy Aldridge- But I just checked and there are 35 FORMER members of WS!) , Foreigner – maybe 1 (depending on health) or ZERO, Europe – All of them (I had to look this up as I am not a Europe fan!). What does this say? The NAME sells more than any of the members in a band.
    One of the funniest things I see at shows is “fans” getting autographs from people who never played on an album! I sometimes ask if I can sign it too!

  16. 16
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Paul Jacklin: dunno about axs, but i wouldn’t trust anything ticketmaster says https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ticketmaster-prices-scalpers-bruno-mars-1.4826914

  17. 17
    Nick Soveiko says:

    also, https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ticketmaster-resellers-las-vegas-1.4828535

  18. 18
    Paul Jacklin says:

    @16 @17 Point taken to some extent, and the day after @14 AXS released approximately 200 tickets for one of the blocks in the lower tier after having no floor/lower tickets showing for a week.

    However, your news is a little old and in the UK there has been quite a clampdown on reseller sites and touts.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47626036
    https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/news-parliament-2015/ticket-abuse-evidence2-16-17/

    Also, Ticketmaster closed down it reseller brands I think because of controversy/concerns re touts
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/aug/13/ticketmaster-shut-seatwave-getmein-resale-secondary-ticketing

    Also, although Whitesnake should be a bigger draw that Olly Murs/Ed Sheerhan even I would admit that in a venue of 20,000 tickets are not going to be massively over-subscribed. Therefore, the scope to charge prices above face value is limited. There are a few reseller price tickets on sale at Viagogo/Stubhub but the numbers are very small.

    I guarantee there will be no price hike for face value tickets at some later date. What may be happening a bit is that ticket sellers don’t release all the tickets at once as they want to create an illusion of scarcity to drive faster sales. There may be other reasons for later release of tickets such as unsold platinum/ViP tickets for which they try and extract a greater price but I’m guessing.

    However, the fact remains that when Deep Purple played the O2 in 2015, tickets were on sale for 8 months before any upper tier tickets were released. For the Whitesnake gig they were released on the first evening of the general sale. It really doesn’t make sense to sell upper tier tickets in the O2 for a crowd of less than 13,000 as it’s cheaper to steward if you close that top tier off (as happened with Deep Purple in 2011)

    There are currently 509 less upper tier tickets available on AXS/Ticketmaster than there were on Monday (at the time of writing 1,211 tickets are available to buy in the upper tier) and I think it’s safe to say they represent real sales. No tickets have been released for Blocks 406-417 yet – which represent almost another 4000 seats.

    I’m still prepared to wager 17,000+ for this gig and possibly a sell-out. However, in stating that I am assuming that most of the standing and 1st tier have been sold already.

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