Whitesnake Pull Out Of Scorpions Tour Due To David’s Health Issues
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Whitesnake has pulled out their North American tour due to continuing health issues.
David Coverdale stated on their official website:
“It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.
“While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!!”
The tour was launched on May 10 in Dublin, Ireland and is expected to be followed by a North American tour starting on August 17 in Hampton Beach, NH and wrap up in October. However, last month, the band was forced to cancel several of their scheduled shows after some members of the band had various health problems.
They cancelled the remaining dates on their European tour in Milan, Italy, and Vienna, Austria. Drummer Tommy Aldridge’s undisclosed health issue forced the band to cancel its scheduled performance at the Rock Imperium Festival in Cartagena, Spain.
While Coverdale was diagnosed with an infection of the sinus and trachea. He said at that time:
“It is with the deepest sadness that I must announce that due to continuing health challenges, doctor’s orders, and our concern for everyone’s health and safety, Whitesnake is unable to continue its European Farewell Tour.”
The band’s last performance was on June 23 at France’s Hellfest. The Scorpions will continue the North American tour starting August 21 in Toronto, ON.