Friday Night Concert

By Terry Green / 08/23/2017
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Posted by Master Published in Concert, Featured
The band for this summers River Roar Concert is . . . WHITESNAKE!

Online Tickets are no longer available. Tickets are available at the gate on Friday night.

Yes, all you hair and spandex loving 80’s hard rock fans, David Coverdale will be in Bay City rockin the river on Friday June 26th with Whitesnake.

Stan Parman – 104.5 FM WHEELZ
Stan Parman – 104.5 FM WHEELZ

Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). The band’s early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple but by the mid eighties Whitesnake had moved away from the early blues-rock influenced heavy metal to a more commercial hard rock style.

WhitesnakeWhen Whitesnake broke into the spotlight with Slide It In (1984), a battalion of cynical critics predicted the band’s success couldn’t last, but Coverdale and company silenced all the naysayers with 1987’s self-titled album, which rocketed to No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record was driven by the pumping rocker “Here I Go Again” and the tender power ballad “Is This Love,” but the band’s mainstream appeal might have had as much to do with their unabashedly sexual videos as with their bubblegum metal. The clips, which seemed to splash across MTV every 20 minutes in the 80’s, starred Coverdale’s girlfriend and B-movie actress Tawny Kitaen, and highlighted her busty, scantily clad body in various provocative poses.

In 1985 the band made a serious turn towards modern rhythms when Coverdale and Sykes started writing the material for their next album. In 1987 the album was put on sale and managed to score the biggest mainstream success in the U.S., The managed to achieve the greatest popularity in the 90s, but over the years and under the influence of new musical trends, the Whitesnake glory started to decay. But, the band managed to stay as one of the hallmarks of hard rock music. The only original member that remained in the band is David Coverdale.

They still have a large number of supports around the world. People love to experience the atmosphere on their concerts, remembering the times of big festival, crowds and free spirit. Back then, people genuinely enjoyed music, traveling from one town to another and following their favorite rock bands. In the music industry, the members of the Whitesnake band were the gods and everywhere they appeared all the seats were taken.


Current members
David Coverdale: lead vocals (1976-1982, 1982-1991, 1994, 1997-1998, 2002-present)
Doug Aldrich: lead & rhythm guitars (2002-present)
Reb Beach: lead & rhythm guitars (2002-present)
Uriah Duffy: bass (2005-present)
Timothy Drury: keyboards (2002-present)
Chris Frazier: drums (2007-present)

If you are a fan of the Whitesnake, then this is a perfect opportunity to hear your favorite band perform. You will enjoy the old hits, and their music will take to some other time. Keep in mind that online tickets aren’t available online, you can purchase them directly at the gate, on the night of the concert. We are looking forward to seeing you there, and together we will enjoy the music of the kings of rock and roll. Related Articles

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