Whitesnake has unfortunately had to drop off their coming North American tour with Scorpions due to vocalist David Coverdale's ongoing treatment for an upper respiratory infection. Whitesnake points out that Scorpions will continue the tour without them. And of course we wish Coverdale all the best and a speedy recovery.
"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 has also issued their own statement, 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."
8/21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8/24 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
8/27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
8/30 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
9/1 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
9/5 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino
9/7 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
9/9 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino
9/12 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
9/14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
9/17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
9/19 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
9/21 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Arena
9/24 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
9/27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
9/29 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/7 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/9 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
10/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
10/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay