Rock icons Whitesnake have just released another music video from their 12th studio album. The video for Soldier Of Fortune premiered on CraveOnline.com is now live and can be seen below.

The song comes from The Purple Album, 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 and will be released in North America on May 18th via Frontiers Music SRL. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format 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 and digitally at iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive instant downloads of Burn, Stormbringer, Lay Down Stay Down and Soldier Of Fortune.

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, two LP vinyl version, a poster and sticker as well as a limited edition lithograph. The 180-gram vinyl, also available as a stand-alone piece On June 30th, can be ordered here.

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 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 whitesnake.com. See tour dates below.

To listen to other songs from The Purple Album, please click on the highlighted song titles:

Lay Down, Stay Down

Whitesnake 2015 tour dates:

May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
May 31st Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino
June 2nd Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo
June 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
June 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
June 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
June 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
June 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
June 15th Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
June 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
June 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
June 20th Houston, TX HOB
June 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
June 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
June 25th Socorro, TX Socorro Event Center
June 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
June 28th Norfolk, NE Divots Music Festival
June 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
July 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill AMP
July 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock
July 7th Huber Heights, OH Music Center @ The Heights
July 8th Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
July 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
July 11th St. Paul, MN Myth
July 14th Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
July 16th Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
July 17th Geneva, IL Geneva Music Park
July 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
July 20th Greensburg, PA Palace Theater
July 22nd Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
July 24th Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino
July 25th Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal
July 27th Westbury, NY Theater At Westbury
July 28th New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
July 31st Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
August 1st Melbourne, FL King Center
August 3rd Orlando, FL Hard Rock
August 5th Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
August 6th Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 8th Markesville, LA Paragon Casino Mari Center
August 9th Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
August 11th Midland, TX Wagner Noel PAC
August 13th Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
August 15th Rogers, AR The AR Music Pavillion
August 16th St. Charles, MO Family Arena


6 Responses

  1. Say what you will about David Coverdale. but he knows how to surround himself with some serious guitar firepower. I’m glad to see Tommy Aldridge back as well, he’s always been a favorite rock drummer of mine.

  2. How can such an extensive tour have no dates even close to Baltimore?

    I’m a huge fan of Coverdale era Purple (I’m a huge fan of any Purple, really). And I would definitely be interested in seeing a setlist of Mk 3 and Mk 4 Purple songs, but do we really need a studio album of Whitesnake covering Purple. No offense to the current guys, but nobody plays guitar like Ritchie Blackmore.

    I love the idea of a live show with Purple classics, but I don’t see myself shelling out money for the album that I’ll probably leave on the shelf while I play my copies of Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste the Band.

    1. True true. It’s just frustrating that a market as big as Baltimore gets passed over on tours so often.

      Although if Blackmore had agreed to go out with DC, I’d probably spring for a trip to Atlantic City to see the show.

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