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Coverdale Revisits Deep Purple On New Whitesnake Album


. Whitesnake have revealed that their forthcoming album will find frontman David Coverdale revisiting and "re-imagining" some of the classic songs that he performed in the Mk III and Mk IV eras of Deep Purple.

The new album, entitled appropriately "The Purple Album", is set to be released in North America on May 19th in a standard edition, double LP vinyl version and a deluxe edition that will feature two bonus tracks, four music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette. You can preorder the various versions here.

The band has also released a music video for "Stormbringer," the first single from the album. You can watch the video here. Coverdale had the following to say about the album, "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

"As I said to Ritchie, 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 was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can't wait to play these songs in concert!"

The current lineup of Whitesnake, Coverdale, Reb Beach, Joel Hoekstra, Michael Devin, and Tommy Aldridge, has already revealed North American tour dates in support of the album and will soon announce dates for other parts of the world.

The Purple Album Tracklisting:
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

2015 North American Tour Dates:
May 28th - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino
May 29th - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino
May 31st - Vancouver, BC - Hard Rock Casino
Jun 2nd - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo
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 15th - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center
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
Jul 2nd - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
Jul 3rd - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock
Jul 7th - Huber Heights, OK - Music Center @ The Heights
Jul 8th - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
Jul 10th - Mahnomen, MN - Shoot Star Casino
Jul 11th - St. Paul, WI - Myth
Jul 14th - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
Jul 18th - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
Jul 20th - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
Jul 22nd - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Jul 24th - Lincoln, RI - Twin River Casino
Jul 25th - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Taj Mahal

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