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Photo Gallery & Review – Whitesnake @ The Venue

| June 11, 2016

Whitesnake 2016


Hand it to David Coverdale. Nearly four decades after forming Whitesnake he knows how to put on a rock show with pageantry and bombast. We thought it would be awhile until we saw Coverdale and crew again (including legendary drummer  Tommy Aldridge, guitarists Joel Hoekstra, Reb Beach, and bassist Michael Devin) after last year’s Purple Tour, but Chicago evidently has a thing for Whitesnake.

At a nearly sold-out Horseshoe-Venue in Hammond, the band’s set list was dedicated to fans who prefer the hits. Running the gamut of their most popular ’80s albums – Slide It In, Whitesnake and Slip Of The Tongue, Coverdale presented the perfect persona as part James Bond and flirty classic rock vocalist. Whatever vocal gremlins affected his voice early in this tour have disappeared. Coverdale sounded like he did 30 years ago on the band’s biggest hit “Here I Go Again,” plus deeper cuts “Sailing Ships and “The Deeper The Love.”

Our only gripe was their relatively brief 120 minute set, which left their audience desperate for more. We can only guess with the short set list like that – Whitesnake will be back again in the next 12 months.

– Review and photos by Ed Spinelli



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