Whitesnake’s David Coverdale To Undergo Surgery For Bilateral Inguinal Hernia, Band Cancel All U.S. And European Dates

Whitesnake have cancelled all of their upcoming U.S. and European dates, including their tour with Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger. This news comes as David Coverdale is preparing to undergo surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia.

Coverdale commented:

“Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020.

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.”

Whitesnake Postpone Japanese Tour Due To Coronavirus

Whitesnake have postponed their Japanese tour due to the coronavirus. The band commented:

“We regret to announce that Whitesnake’s Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. Currently, we are working on rescheduling the dates. Your purchased tickets for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates. Please ensure you keep your tickets safe. For those customers who wish to receive a refund, we will announce details of the refund process once we announce the rescheduled dates. We deeply apologize to all parties concerned especially those customers who bought tickets and have been looking forward to the Whitesnake shows.”

Scorpions & Whitesnake Reschedule Sydney Concert, Cancel Auckland Show

Scorpions and Whitesnake’s show at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia has officially been rescheduled and is now set to take place on February 26. However, due to logistical issues, their February 27 show at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand has been cancelled. This news comes after Scorpions singer Klaus Meine recently underwent surgery for kidney stones. He has since offered an update on his condition:

“Dear Fans, looks like i‘m on my way to Sydney tomorrow …. it would mean the world to me if we finally could play the Show on Wednesday Night … i feel still a bit beaten up , but Dr. Katz said …. you can do it my friend … Let‘s Rock it Sydney ….. Are you ready for the Sting 🇦🇺??? Cheers Klaus”

Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, & Night Ranger Announce U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, and Night Ranger have announced a U.S. tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/09 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/11 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/14 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/15 Raleigh, NC – Coast Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
07/18 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
07/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/22 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/25 Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Outdoor Venue
07/26 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
08/07 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/08 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/11 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/14 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/18 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/19 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
08/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/22 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/02 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/08 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/10 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/13 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/15 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
09/16 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/18 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/20 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre