Whitesnake Return With First New Studio Album in Four Years “The Purple Album”

February 26, 2015

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. “The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition, a deluxe edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

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“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn” to album closer “Stormbringer”, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer”, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

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The Purple Album – Track Listing:

1) Burn

2) You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)

3) Love Child

4) Sail Away

5) The Gypsy

6) Lady Double Dealer

7) Mistreated

8) Holy Man

9) Might Just Take Your Life

10) You Keep On Moving

11) Soldier Of Fortune

12) Lay Down Stay Down

13) Stormbringer

 

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

14) Lady Luck

15) Comin’ Home

 

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

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WHITESNAKE 2015 TOUR DATES

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE

May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino

May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino

Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint

Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp

Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater

Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre

Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom

Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center

Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock

Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater

Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater

Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center

Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede

Jun 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest

Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama

Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

Jul 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock

Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino

Jul 16th Oshkosk, WI Rock USA

Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING UK, EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. STAY TUNED!

Photo credit: Ash Newell

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