Legendary rock band WHITESNAKE has scheduled the following tour dates for 2011:
June 02 - Moscow, Russia - Megasport Arena
June 04 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Icearena
June 13 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
June 14 - Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
June 16 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic
June 17 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
June 19 - Bournemouth, UK - BIC
June 20 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
June 22 - Milano, Italy - Gods of Metal
June 25 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28 - Prague, Czech Republic - Saska Arena
June 29 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
WHITESNAKE recently announced the addition of bassist Michael Devin to the group's ranks.
Devin, 35, most recently played in LYNCH MOB alongside new WHITESNAKE drummer Brian Tichy (FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, OZZY OSBOURNE, VELVET REVOLVER).
WHITESNAKE's current lineup is rounded out by guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach.
WHITESNAKE is in the studio recording the follow-up to 2008's "Good To Be Bad" for a spring release via Frontiers Records.
According to a press release, WHITESNAKE's next CD will be "a solid, natural progression from the band's last opus, which was awarded by the influential Classic Rock magazine as 'Best Album of the Year' in 2008." "As always, we want to take it to the next level," stated David Coverdale. "I feel that with the last album we achieved a strong WHITESNAKE 'cocktail' that comfortably embraced and mixed all the previous musical aspects and styles of the band's history, while taking our identity a little further... all on one album."
"The new songs are in the very familiar and recognizable WHITESNAKE territory of soulful, bluesy, melodic power rock, with a couple of ballads thrown in for good measure," the singer said. "It can't be a WHITESNAKE album without ballads, mate!"
WHITESNAKE was forced to cancel a number of shows on its 2009 summer U.S. tour with JUDAS PRIEST due to David Coverdale being diagnosed with "severe vocal fold edema and a left vocal fold vascular lesion."