I’ve always been a big fan of David Coverdale. Loved him in Deep Purple, and I have always loved Whitesnake. I love the late 80’s Whitesnake and the older stuff from the late 70’s and early 80’s, so I was stoked when I saw they were touring.
The band will be here in Charlotte this Sunday night, April 28, at Ovens Auditorium. If you’re wondering if you should hit the show, the answer is yes!
I rolled down to Atlanta on Saturday to see Whitesnake with a friend. Since I get up at 3 a.m., going to a show is hard for me on a Sunday night. A weekend show works much better. And even though I’m exhausted, I am so glad I made the trip.
Not only does David Coverdale still have amazing pipes, he still looks drop dead gorgeous! For a man in his late 60’s, that’s spent many years on the rock-n-roll road, he truly looks great. If you’re like me, and had that infamous late 1980’s poster of the band (the one that every girl had back then) then you’ll wanna see him now. And yes….he still has great hair. I was a bit swoony!
Ok…enough “fan girling”. On to the music. The band is tight. They sounded great! Former Winger guitarist Reb Beach is with the band now, and is a stellar player. Drummer Tommy Aldridge, who joined the band in 1987, is still just solid. He has a drum solo during the show and after throwing his drum sticks into the audience, he continues to play with his hands. So cool! The rest of the band is made up of bassist Michael Devin, guitarist Joel Hoekstra, and keyboardist Michele Luppi.
All the members are seasoned rockers, and it shows. They sounded great! From the opening song, “Bad Boys” to the closing tune, which was “Still of the Night”, the music and vocals were solid.
I shelled out some loot for a decent ticket to the show, and I’m so glad I did. If you’ve been considering going to the show here in Charlotte, my advice is do it! You definitely won’t be disappointed.