Whitesnake / David Coverdale illness cancels North American tour

David Coverdale has announced that a “persistent upper respiratory infection” has meant that the Whitesnake appearances on the North American tour with the Scorpions has been cancelled.

“It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart,” David Coverdale said in a statement, “that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform.

“This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well. While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions, every Success! We Wish You Well.”

The first night of their farewell tour was in Dublin, an evening that MetalTalk’s Brian Boyle described as “emotional and thrilling.”

Steve Vai joins Whitesnake at Hellfest 2022
Steve Vai joins Whitesnake at Hellfest 2022

In June, Whitesnake took the stage one man down at Hellfest 2022, and Steve Vai, following his own impressive solo set, joined the band for the last song of the set, Still Of The Night.

The European leg of their farewell tour was, however, curtailed in July. Reb Beach missed a number of dates through ill health, and Tommy Aldridge also suffered a setback. Frontman David Coverdale was then placed on bed rest for five days under orders from his doctor.

“It is with the deepest sadness,” David Coverdale said on 1 July 2022, “that I must announce that due to continuing health challenges, doctor’s orders, and our concern for everyone’s health and safety, Whitesnake is unable to continue its European Farewell Tour.”

Scorpions and Thundermother

Aug. 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 24 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Centre Videotron
Aug. 27 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Center
Aug. 30 – Detroit, Mich. @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept. 1 – Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
Sept. 5 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Casino
Sept. 7 – Belmont Park, N.Y. @ UBS Arena
Sept. 9 – Mashantucket, Ct. @ Foxwoods Casino
Sept. 12 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
Sept. 14 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
Sept. 17 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Sept. 19 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
Sept. 21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Arena
Sept. 24 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
Sept. 27 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 29 – Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena
Oct. 1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Oct. 7 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Oct. 9 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Oct. 13 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Oct. 15 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 18 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Coliseum
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay

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