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Whitesnake Drops Off Judas Priest Tour Due To Illness

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Whitesnake has given an official announcement which has confirmed the rumours that they have dropped off of their current tour supporting Judas Priest. The message reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, last night at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, Whitesnake had to cut their performance short due to Mr Coverdale experiencing considerable pain in his vocal chords. He was immediately taken to a specialist for examination. The specialist discovered that David was suffering from severe vocal fold edema and a left vocal fold vascular lesion. He was instructed to cancel all performances for the next two weeks & then undergo a further examination. The doctors told us we were fortunate this was caught at a stage where no apparent permanent damage has been caused. We therefore regretfully have to announce that Whitesnake will not be appearing on the remainder of the U.S. tour with Judas Priest, Whitesnake sincerely regrets any disappointment this may cause."

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Rychemn's avatar

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1. Rychemn writes:

Don't that figure......guess I won't be seeing them this Sunday......does anyone know who is going to replace them, if any?

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

No-one's replacing them. Priest are gonna do a longer set.

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wilco writes:

well
priest will do better if they do a show by them self
and last time i did see white snake they sucked so bad

love the new priest album

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. manny mann writes:

If this makes Priest do a longer set than the gods of metal are truly at work!

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rubyred writes:

Sorry to hear that and sincerely wish a quick speedy recovery for the smooth/heavy Hard Rocker Vocalist/Founder of WHITESNAKE, David Coverdale. Thanks goodness his lungs won't severly damage & the situration caught in time and wish him the best in Doctor's that know what the hell their doing. Continue success to both legendary bands Whitesnake & pioneers/legends Metal Gods Judas Priest. cheers!

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rychemn writes:

It would be excellent if they do a longer set, there is also gonna be some other local band but I can't recall who they are......will get back to everyone after the show. (If it's really longer or not)

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

The opening band is called Pop Evil, no idea what they're like but they're doing a longer set too.

# Aug 12, 2009 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Necrovomit writes:

good riddance, priest is awesome

# Aug 13, 2009 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jamez writes:

I dont get why Whitesnake was on tour with Priest anyway?? Thats like Warrant touring with Slayer (which might happen as Kerry and the boys have gone soft enough to tour with Mustaine already)

# Aug 13, 2009 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Aldil writes:

Jamez, i totally agree with you

# Aug 13, 2009 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rychemn writes:

Alright gents.....went to the Priest show Sunday and I can tell you first hand that neither band did a longer set....Pop Evil was about an hour long and Priest was an hour and 40 minutes......but for all I care, it was a damn great show and the Metal Gods still have it.....true rock legends....it's not their fault Whitesnake pulled out of the show....would have been nice to have seen them again...but sh#t happens and I am truly grateful that Judas Priest is still out there putting on excellent concerts.


NP......Judas Priest.....Desert Plains.

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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