Whitesnake’s David Coverdale had a chat with “The Rhino Podcast” , talking about the band’s “Red, White And Blues” trilogy was originally timed to coincide with his planned farewell tour, which was supposed to kick off this year.
“What could be a better age for the lead singer of Whitesnake [to retire] than 69? I’d even designed really terrible t-shirts to go with it. So the plan was to do literally an appreciation and gratitude [tour] for such extraordinary support for five decades, and then maybe go into 2021.”
Earlier this year, Whitesnake was forced to cancel its U.S. tour along with Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Night Ranger so that Coverdale could undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. Eventually, all of the shows were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.
“My agents now are calling, trying to get me interested in spring, which I think is just literally… I don’t have a crystal ball.
”I think the earliest we can look at, really — I don’t even know if it will be safe enough for people get in a large group and not have worries or concerns, even late ’21. I think we’re more [looking at] 2022. It’s very likely.
“It’s affecting every job — not just musicians and people affiliated with the music business. This is affecting everyone.”