Founding Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale has announced he'll be stepping down from the group after a farewell tour in 2022. Given Coverdale's iconic voice and the fact that he's the only vocalist they've ever had, it seemed safe to assume that maybe this was the end of Whitesnake. That might not be the case.
Coverdale said in an interview with Mitch Lafon on The Jeremy White Show, that the band may continue touring without him, but clarifies that he'd still be involved in the studio – just no more live shows.
"It's not the performing that's challenging for me. It's the traveling. And I couldn't travel any nicer, but it's still very tiring on me. I'm working out like a motherf—er, so I have the energy," said Coverdale. "I'm energized by my band and the appreciative audiences. I think it's going to be extraordinarily emotional at a lot of these shows. Because a lot of people have supported my work for 40, 50 years.
“But it’s just me saying goodbye to touring at that level. It’s an immense production putting a tour together. I have so many other Whitesnake projects I wanna do. It's just going to be David Coverdale stepping down. There's a possibility we can do something, that Whitesnake does continue to do something. But, other than in the studio, I won't be participating."
Catch the final Coverdale shows at one of the dates below.
5/10 – Dublin 3Arena Ireland, IE
5/12 – Glasgow SEC (SSE Hydro Arena) Scotland, UK
5/14 – Newcastle Utilita Arena, England, UK
5/16 – London The O2 Arena England, UK
5/18 – Manchester AO Arena England UK
5/20 – Nottingham Motorpoint England, UK
5/22 – Birmingham Utilita Arena England UK
5/25 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Wales, UK
5/27 – Oberhausen Arena Germany, DE
5/29 – Copenhagen KB Hall Denmark, DK
5/31 – Gothenburg Partille Arena Sweden, SE
6/2 – Hamar Tjuvholmen Arena Norway, NO
6/4 – Hovet Stockholm Sweden
6/6 – Ice Hall Helsinki Finland
6/8 – Saku Arena Tallin Estonia
6/10 – Arena Kaunas, Lithuania
6/12 – Tauron Arena Krakow, Poland
6/14 – O2 UNIVERSUM Prague, Czech Republic
6/17 – Graspop Dessel, Belgium
6/19 – Zenith Munich, Germany
6/21 – Samsung Hall Zurich, Switzerland
6/23 – Hellfest Clisson, France
6/25 – Rock Imperium Festival 2022 Cartagena, Spain
6/28 – Lorenzini Milan, Italy