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Whitesnake Announces “Greatest Hits Tour” 2016

The news and dates are filtering in about the mighty Whitesnake and their recently announced “Greatest Hits Tour”. Check out what I have discovered so far. The poster and dates are the most I could gather and share so far.

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The Scoop:
WHITESNAKE will embark on “The Greatest Hits Tour 2016” in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed:

The Tour Dates:
Jun. 01 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
Jun. 03 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Jun. 05 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Jun. 06 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
Jun. 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Jun. 10 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
Jun. 11 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock
Jun. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 15 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun. 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 18 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
Jun. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Jun. 23 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Jun. 26 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
Jun. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Jul. 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Casino
Jul. 02 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino
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“Gold” by Whitesnake

Artist: Whitesnake
Title: “Gold”
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 6/27/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4.5/5

David Coverdale might have come into the public eye a little more prominently when he joined Deep Purple in the mid-70’s, but it would be the band that followed this one that would exponentially increase the singers incredible talents and appeal on the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal genre as a whole. That band is of course the one and only Whitesnake, and with “Gold” we get a rich stock of the bands back catalog that allows us to observe their changes and modification of sound and style as it spanned the decades. This collection itself comes not long after the release of “The Definitive Collection” which was a pretty solid sampling as well. As a single CD release that release possessed most of the expected tracks and outside of the songs “Ready An’ Willing” and “Looking For Love”; with the “Gold” edition the listener gets everything else and then some. It’s true that a band like Whitesnake deserves an anthology of this type because there were just so many good songs in their career catalog to enjoy. They began their history as more of a Blues-based Hard Rock outfit and eventually became Heavy Metal superstars in the mid-eighties. It was during this time that they would give their fans a lot of anthems and some great videos to go along with them. Similar to the other “Gold” editions all of the tracks have been remastered so they sound fantastic and they are also laid out in chronological order.
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“The Definitive Collection” by Whitesnake

Artist: Whitesnake
Title: “The Definitive Collection”
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 2/7/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

“In the still of the night I hear the wolf howl honey”!!!!! I remember the day I first flipped on MTV and heard David Coverdale belt out that line. It would become one of the most powerful Hard Rock tracks to hit the airwaves in a long time and with its full musicality showed the world that Rock was far from dead. The song was featured on the bands self-titled album, which was a powerhouse of Hard Rock mixed with some killer power ballads. Now with “The Definitive Collection” Whitesnake fans around the world get the chance to be bitten again by some of their very best material. Coverdale himself had a hand in the production of this piece to make sure that nothing you expected would be left out. It includes an ample amount of tracks from “Whitesnake” tracks (the self-titled has its three biggest tracks showcased), but there is also the best stuff from “Slide It In”. If you have not yet snared this album this should be a great means of introducing you to what it contains. Other albums represented are “Slip Of The Tongue” as well as tracks from “Lovehunter” which was never available in the US. A fine representation of the entire catalog with 18 songs on this single CD collection. Essentially there is something for everyone here. The CD also includes a track from the Coverdale Page album which is a definite tip of the hat to Led Zeppelin and should have led to a reunion of some sort with Coverdale at the helm (yes, it was that close). Hard core fans might gripe about some songs being omitted but there are 18 songs of course and this covers quite a few albums from a large hit making group. It is never easy to do this on a single CD collection. The CD also comes with a few great photos of the most popular lineup as well as an essay and liner notes on the songs.
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“Whitesnake Live: In The Still Of The Night” (Deluxe) by Whitesnake

Artist: Whitesnake
Title: “Live… In The Still Of The Night”
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 2/7/2006
Style: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Rating: 8.5/10

Whitesnake!!!! If there is one band that epitomizes the glory of 80’s Hard Rock and Metal, it’s them. This concert film from 2005 is the perfect reminder of those glory days. As you watch this DVD you will re-live a particular time in your life if you were lucky enough to remember them from experience. If you only know the band from CD and video collections, then this DVD is a treat for the senses. I remember Whitesnake from tours in the Eighties when they played with Motley Crue as support; and while I am sure I saw a few more appearances, I just can’t recall at this time. Needless to say, there was always something very “live” about Whitesnake music. Being a fan of the record was nice, but you were cheating yourself if you did not catch a concert. The memory I have of them opening for Crue is still very vivid, and the lineup was the one from the famous MTV videos. Catching them again a few years ago with a different lineup for the most part proved that this was still a Metal force to be reckoned with. Now, in 2006 with yet an almost entirely different group of players, Whitesnake shows that they still deliver and are not to be dismissed as “old school”. As the DVD begins, I have to say that David Coverdale doesn’t seem to have aged that much despite the time that has gone by. Remember, Dave was in Deep Purple in the early seventies and usually a 30 plus year career in Rock and Roll has one showing the signs of wear. No such luck in the case for Mr. Coverdale, who looks youthful and still belts out the notes, to the delight of his fans. Purple fans will enjoy the rousing opener of “Burn”, which brings a little bit of “Stormbringer” to the mix. David still has the power and the smooth-as-silk voice fans will remember well.
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