WHITESNAKE cancel US and Canada tour as David Coverdale's health issues persist

08 August 2022
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WHITESNAKE have cancelled their upcoming North American tour dates with SCORPIONS.

The tour, which is scheduled to begin at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, ON, on August 21, will continue without them. 

In a statement, frontman David Coverdale says, "It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart 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!"
SCORPIONS released a statement of their own(opens in new tab), saying, "We wanted to let you know that Whitesnake will no longer be joining us on our U.S. and Canadian Rock Believer tour. Nothing is more important than our fans and it was important to us that we keep the shows as scheduled. We wish Whitesnake all the best and look very much forward to seeing you and rocking with you all on tour along with Thundermother.
It has not been announced if WHITESNAKE will be replaced on the SCORPIONS tour.
Source: loudersound.com