New Album Of Re-Imagined Deep Purple Songs Lands At #6 On Top Current Hard Music Albums, #15 On Top Current Rock Albums And #43 On The Top Current Album Charts In The U.S.
Rock icons Whitesnake continue to show why they are a musical force to be reckoned with. The Purple Album was released last week via Frontiers Music SRL and has stormed the charts around the globe. In the US, the latest release landed at #6 on the Top Current Hard Music Albums, #15 on Top Current Rock Albums, #43 on Top Current Albums and #83 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts.
Around the globe, you can also find The Purple Album at #18 in the United Kingdom, #9 in Finland, #17 in the Czech Republic, #11 in Switzerland, #34 in Norway, #18 in Sweden (#1 on the Hard Rock Charts in Sweden), #13 in Germany, #24 in the Netherlands and #8 in Japan.
“The Snakes & I are thrilled with the incredibly positive response to The Purple Album. Our sincere thanks to ALL for the amazing support we’re receiving for the album & The Purple Tour!!” exclaims David Coverdale.
The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The album is currently available on Amazon in a deluxe edition format (http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz) featuring two bonus tracks, four music videos and a Behind the Scenes feature on the recording of the album. A standard edition is also available and can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSPurpleREGamaz and digitally via iTunes at: http://radi.al/WSPurpleiTunes.
Whitesnake is also planning to release a limited edition box set of The Purple Album on June 30th. The box set includes the deluxe edition of the CD alongside a 180-gram, 2 LP vinyl version, a poster and sticker as well as a limited edition lithograph and can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSLtdEditionBoxSet. The 180-gram vinyl, also available as a stand-alone piece and can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSPurpleLPamaz.
Whitesnake have released four different videos (a combination of traditional music videos and static YouTube clips) for songs from The Purple Album. Added together, these videos total have received over a million plays and counting, showing that fans new and old still love this iconic material, band and vocalist. From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake is back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/Xk9wWj8Wh30. The track “Burn” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/q7UxOrBb0Is and “Lay Down Stay Down” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/I7_j7Qn2FSs. The video for “Soldier Of Fortune” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/z69sxDq3Ybc.
Whitesnake will also be hitting the road this month in support of The Purple Album. The upcoming world tour kicks off in the U.S. on May 28th in Airway Heights, WA. The 42-city trek runs through the summer wrapping up on August 16th in St. Charles, MO. The tour will be making stops in Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Hills, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Orlando, FL among others. The band will be performing songs from The Purple Album as well as countless hit songs from their catalog including “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love,” and “Still Of The Night.” Tickets for all shows are on sale now and more information and purchase links can be found at: http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index_dates.php.
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 Event 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, OH||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|
|Jul 27th||Westbury, NY||NYCB Theater at Westbury|
|Jul 28th||New Haven, CT||College Street Music Hall|
|Jul 31st||Jacksonville, FL||Florida Theater|
|Aug 1st||Melbourne, FL||King Center|
|Aug 3rd||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock|
|Aug 5th||Hollywood, FL||Seminole Hard Rock Live|
|Aug 6th||Clearwater, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|Aug 8th||Markesville, LA||Paragon Casino Mari Center|
|Aug 9th||Austin, TX||ACL @ The Moody Theater|
|Aug 11th||Midland, TX||Wagner Noel PAC|
|Aug 13th||Tulsa, OK||Hard Rock Casino Tulsa|
|Aug 15th||Rogers, AR||The AR Music Pavilion|
|Aug 16th||St. Charles, MO||Family Arena|