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28 July 2021

Whitesnake, Foreigner, Europe To Join Forces For 2022 UK Tour

Whitesnake Foreigner Europe UK Ireland Tour
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Three rock veterans will join forces for a joint tour of the UK and Ireland next year, with Whitesnake and Foreigner co-headlining alongside special guests Europe.

“I pray every day we can all make this happen and once again, share unforgettable evenings together and celebrate the amazing journey we have been on for almost 50 years!” said Whitesnake’s David Coverdale.

Mick Jones of Foreigner added: “We can’t wait to kick off the summer in the UK and Ireland with a massive tour alongside our friends Whitesnake and Europe. We’re looking forward to playing all our biggest hits for our fans, and rocking across the country.”

Europe’s Joey Tempest described the shows as “An evening of some of the biggest anthems in classic rock! We are truly honoured to be invited as special guests.”

The three bands were initially due to tour together in summer 2020, however the shows were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitesnake released their most recent album Flesh And Blood in 2019, while Europe’s Walk The Earth appeared in 2017. Foreigner last released new music with 2009’s Can’t Slow Me Down.

Foreigner are already back on the road in the US, however. They recently announced an extensive North American trek which kicked off in Ottumwa, Iowa, on 24 June. The tour continues through to November, when it’s due to conclude with a show at the Saenger Theater in Pensacola, Florida on 20 November.

Back in 2014, Joey Tempest cited Whitesnake as a key early influence on his own band, particularly their hard rock-based 2012 album ‘Bag Of Bones’. That’s what we grew up with, that was our first influence, early Whitesnake and also Deep Purple,” he told Metal Rules.

Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe playing the following UK and Irish shows in 2022:

10 May – Dublin, 3Arena
12 May – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
14 May – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Utilita Arena
16 May – London, O2 Arena
18 May – Manchester, AO Arena
20 May – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
22 May – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
25 May – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

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