Tour Cancellation Statement

Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020.


All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.

At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies & also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity.

Until then, I send my love to you & yours & hopefully we will meet again along the road.

David Coverdale
March 23rd 2020


  • Tami Holcomb


    So sorry to hear the news about the tour being canceled. Hope all goes well with your surgery.

  • Britbabe


    Been there and it’s not pleasant. You have my sympathy x

  • Laura Oinonen


    Get well soon David Coverdale ❤ And Stay Safe all band members and all others ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • MaryAnn



    Sorry to hear about the tour being cancelled and about your surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to see you in NJ again soon! Please keep us posted! Sending you lots of healing wishes and love


  • Karianne


    So sad news:(
    I was really looking forward to the concert in Oslo.

  • Javier I


    Fuerza David!!!! Desde Argentina!!!!! 💗💗💗

  • Javier I Ulerich


    Fuerza David!!!! Desde Argentina!!!!! 💗💗💗

  • John Scarrott


    Sorry to hear this David, but your health must be priority!

    Get well soon and hopefully we’ll see you back in action next year!

  • Timo


    Dear David,
    Healthy comes first, hopefully WS tour again in 2021.
    Then opening song from Flesh&Blood, “good to see you again”
    will be special, at least to me.

  • NOBU


    I am very worried.
    Please concentrate on the treatment.
    I hope you will be restored.
    We fans are waiting forever for David and WHITESNAKE to come back.
    I hope you get well.

  • ron


    Sorry to hear about your health issues and the tour being cancelled. Had tickets to see your final show in Australia but was sadly cancelled. Had then planned an overseas trip to catch a leg of your UK tour but that has now been dashed due to the current virus running rampant. Stay safe all and hope 2021 is a better year and maybe a chance to see whitesnake in action.

  • Max


    That sucks. How we go about getting our VIP money back?

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  • Graham Davies


    G wishes your well David…
    Hope the surgery goes well and you make a rapid recovery.
    The WS. Choir will be there for you 💜🙏💜 God Bless… G xx

  • Maria


    We wish you well.
    Until we meet again…
    I was flying from Spain to Glasgow to attend the concert, but will do it in the first opportunity.
    Take care. Hope to see you all again soon.

  • nicole


    Hey David
    Sorry to hear that the tour is cancelled. But healthy comes first so take time do you need and take care.
    I’m sure the next tour will come and your fans will be waiting for you!!
    Again TAKE CARE!! xxx

  • derek


    Keep your spirits up David. I had this many years ago , there is quick recovery and we all look forward to making some noise. There is no need to apologise when there is nothing you can do about it except accepting that surgery is inevitable , and subsequent consequences.
    Get the Yorkshire tea on the go from
    Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery from a fellow tyke from Gods own country.

  • Jason


    Get well soon Dave hope you tour again next year

  • Werner


    Hallo David & Band!
    Die Gesundheit ist wichtiger in den heutigen Zeiten!
    Wir freuen uns alle auf Whitesnake , wenn alle wieder gesund sind!
    Gute Besserung an alle !

  • Chris


    Time to call it a day, David. Someone up there is trying to tell you something. You’re almost 70 years old and your voice has not been at its best for many years. And now you are succumbing to the inevitable rigours of age-related health problems. Time to hang up the old snakeskin boots and let the band come to an end. Whitesnake was brilliant, once, but now it’s just looking like a tribute band with a singer who constantly lets the side down. I’m a big fan, but, please, bring the curtain down now. It’s The End.

  • Floyd E LaRue III


    Ill be crying in the rain and hope to see you again ,we wish you well your awesome your music your happy smiling soul is what we keep hering for … we all love you and cant wait for you to be on stage and giving your all …

  • Shannon K.


    Morning is gods way of saying one more time David. Get up, get on with it, get back to singing my brother. God bless.

  • Gary


    Get well soon David..your heath comes 1st always pal..hope to see you tour next year..godbless xx

  • Rachel Shields


    Hi David – I am very sorry to hear this and wish you all the best. I have contacted Ticketmaster for a refund based on purchasing a very expensive Whitesnake VIP Tour Package. They are not being cooperative and have made me very upset. I explained to them that I specifically purchased this package and since Whitesnake is no longer part of the tour it will only be fair to give refunds to those that purchased the Whitesnake VIP Tour package. Wouldn’t you agree? Please do something about this because it is very unfair. Thank you.

  • JL


    Get well, David. Your follower since the DP days. Saw you twice with the band @Rock in Rio 1985 and several times here in the SF Bay Area. Still have the ticket for the upcoming September. Hope to see you (again) soon.

  • Bernard Naughton


    Best wishes to David Coverdale in treatment and speedy recovery, maybe this happen at good time as lots of tours cancelled at moment so hopefully Whitesnake will be back touring in 2021 and please come to Ireland will be worth the wait and celebrate

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  • YASU


    Focus on treatment. There is no need to overdo it. I wish you a full revival singing fine. May God bless you.

  • Darío


    David, gracias siempre por tu buena onda, que te repongas pronto y te deseamos lo mejor desde buenos aires.

  • Peter Hodgson


    Sorry to hear about the health issues David. We hope that you do eventually finish the tour of Australia and New Zealand when you have recovered. Kiwi Pete

  • Trevor G


    All the best DC, we were blessed to see one of the last concerts in Melbourne Australia and I believe it was the first for the year.

    What a truly amazing experience, the Snakes as a collective are nothing short of A graders, the set was great, we heard some of the news songs, the 87 classics, some tunes from Slide it in and you also managed to sneak in Ain’t no Love in the Heart of the City and Fool for your Loving……what more can we ask for in what has turned out to be an incredible and challenging going 2020 for the globe.

    Everyone keep safe, keep your distance, keep clean and be patient, we shall get through these time as humans, we always do…….

  • Mark Coulter


    Sorry you feel bad, but a lot of us are losing a lot of money because the promoter is saying the show is still on. Now they are selling equivalent seats for half the price. Dude, this is wrong. What is your fix?

  • john


    Sad news about your health issue and I wish you a quick recoverery. Hopefully we will see you again in concert as soon as possible as the choir is missing their choir master

  • NOBU


    David looks fine and relieved.
    Oh, I want to listen to David’s song after all!
    Believe that the day will come and endure now!

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