David Coverdale To Undergo Surgery; All Summer Tours Canceled

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WHITESNAKE’s David Coverdale will undergo surgery this week for bilateral inguinal hernia. All touring activities, including this summer’s U.S. tour with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER have been canceled.

Coverdale announced the cancelations on social media today:

“All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.

“At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in WHITESNAKE & our crew my love & my sincere apologies & also my regrets to my friends in FOREIGNER, EUROPE & SAMMY HAGAR for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity. Until then, I send my love to you & yours & hopefully we will meet again along the road.”

All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.

At this time, I can only offer You & my Amazing Musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies & also my regrets to our friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity.

Until then, I send my love to You & Yours & hopefully we will meet again along the road.

David Coverdale
Whitesnake
March 23rd 2020

For all Europe fans – we are told this is a full cancellation and dates will not be rescheduled.

The dates affected are:
Fri May 01 Lithuania – Kaunas, Arena
Mon May 04 Estonia – Tallin, Saku Arena
The May 07 Finland – Helsinki, Ice Hall
Fri May 08 Sweden – Stockholm, Hovet
Sun May 10 Norway – Oslo, Spektrum
Tue May 12 Sweden – Gothenburg, Partille Arena
Thu May 14 Denmark – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
Sun May 17 Germany – Munich, Zenith
Tue May 19 Czech Republic – Brno, Rondo Arena
Thu May 21 Germany – Berlin, Verti Music Hall
Fri May 22 Germany – Hamburg, Sporthalle

Sun May 31 UK – London, The O2 Arena
Mon June 01 UK – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Wed June 03 UK – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Thu June 04 UK – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Sat June 06 UK – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Mon June 08 UK – Manchester, Manchester Arena