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Whitesnake’s New Album Focuses on David Coverdale’s Deep Purple Era

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David Coverdale will return to his time as lead singer for Deep Purple during their Mark III and IV eras for an upcoming album with Whitesnake.

After a lengthy build-up, Coverdale shared the above video for “Stormbringer,” originally the title track from a 1974 Coverdale-era Deep Purple project. “Stormbringer” will now close out the standard edition of Whitesnake’s The Purple Album, which will be released on May 19.

A lengthy tour has also been announced, with more dates to come. The complete track listing — including extras for an expanded edition of the album — as well as upcoming concert dates and cities are below.

This will be Whitesnake’s first studio work since the departure of guitarist Doug Aldrich, who joined the band in 2002. Aldrich had contributed to 2008’s Good to Be Bad and 2011’s Forevermore, as well as live albums like Made in Japan and Made in Britain/The World Record, both from 2013. The band took a touring haitus in 2012 to oversee the concert LPs.

Aldrich has been replaced by ex-Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who was featured in what appeared to be an album teaser two weeks ago.

Whitesnake The Purple Album Track Listing
“You Fool No One”
“Love Child”
“Sail Away”
“The Gypsy”
“Lady Double Dealer”
“Holy Man”
“Might Just Take Your Life”
“You Keep on Moving”
“Soldier of Fortune”
“Lay Down Stay Down”

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
“Lady Luck”
“Comin’ Home”

DVD Extras
“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

Whitesnake 2015 Tour
5/28 – Airway Heights, WA
5/29 – Tacoma, WA
5/31 – Vancouver, BC
6/1 – Santa Rosa, CA
6/4 – Las Vegas, NV
6/5 – Scottsdale, AZ
6/6 – Pala, CA
6/9 – Beverly Hills, CA
6/11 – San Francisco, CA
6/15 – Colorado Springs, CO
6/17 – Shawnee, OK
6/19 – Biloxi, MS
6/20 – Houston, TX
6/22 – Grand Prairie, TX
6/23 – San Antonio, TX
6/25 – El Paso, TX
6/27 – Greeley, CO
7/2 – Sterling Heights, MI
7/5 – Northfield, OH
7/8 – Wabash, IN
7/10 – Mahnomen, MN
7/11 – St. Paul, WI
7/14 – Clear Lake, IA
7/17 – Geneva, IL
7/18 – Merrillville, IN
7/20 – Greensburg, PA
7/22 – Hampton Beach, NH
7/24 – Lincoln, RI
7/25 – Atlantic City, NJ

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