The Purple Tour – A Photographic Journey


Whitesnake The Purple Tour – A Photographic Journey

PUBLISHER Rufus Stone Limited Editions

In 2015 Whitesnake took their newest release ‘The Purple Album‘ around the world on ‘The Purple Tour‘. Featuring epic re-workings of David Coverdale’s Deep Purple songs and a raft of Whitesnake classics, the tour was one of the bands most successful and talked about in years.

Now this new, official limited edition release from Rufus Publications documents that groundbreaking tour. At 300 pages long and packed with exclusive behind the scenes photos, notes from the band and a song by song breakdown of the tour’s epic setlist, this incredible tour is captured and documented with hundreds of amazing shots, taken mostly on the sold out UK leg of the tour.

Printed and bound in the UK, this LP sized, casebound photographic book will be released in two amazing limited editions and is the first official Whitesnake book. The deluxe signed edition is individually numbered and signed by all the band members and features a 3D lenticular image on the front of the slipcase.

Both editions will be unique, case bound coffee table books, perfect for fans and collectors.

As David Coverdale, himself, has commented “It’s a fucking huge coffee table book about the size of a fucking huge encyclopedia, a historical photographic journey from the beginning of ‘The Purple Album to the end of the last show in the U.K. in Sheffield. The book’s fucking beautiful to have.”

Mark Smith at Rufus Stone says, “We’ve worked closely with David and his team to create a photographically rich and beautiful memoir of The Purple Tour and we were involved with the photographic process for all of the UK dates. I can’t think of any other book that documents a tour so completely as this one and we are delighted with the end result.”

The book will be released in time for Christmas 2017 and can be pre-ordered at with free worldwide delivery for all pre-orders.

Three Editions Will Be Available:


  • tomaselli


    david coverdale is god !!!

  • Hans Kater


    I can’t afford this new book, but I still trasure the tourbook I bought in 1997 in Cologne. And of the best concerts I visited over the years of Whitesnake.

  • wieslaw


    A poster for you. Thank you for your years of work
    Click on the name.

  • Ирина Устаева


    How can I buy it? I live in Russia.

  • Tressa McGregor


    HUGE FAN since 1984!
    Just bought the signature edition and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
    Rock Forever \m/

  • Cleide Aparecida dvoracheck


    I would like to have

  • Amanda Joseph


    I purchased the signature edition and it’s spectacular!!



    Greatest band ever i got my PURPLE TOUR cd today at Cheapies

  • Michael Wilkins


    Just bought the book . Standard edition has to do but it looks like it will be amazing. Very much looking forward to it arriving down here in Australia.
    Rockon guys…..
    Regards Michael Wilkins

  • Maria Ottaviano


    Qiero mi ejemplar ya

  • Jesmond


    Funny story about this book. My name is in it because I purchased it in time but my bank disputed it because it is from the U.K. and so I couldn’t buy it. But they printed her while I still had the order in their registry so my name is in the book as the luckiest of them all. Yes David Coverdale is Lord God. All of Whitesnake are God. All musicians in top fame are God.

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