WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale has posted the following message on the band's web site:
"It is true that tour dates for 2008 are currently being put in place. We will likely start in New Zealand (Rock2Wgtn festival in Wellington) for a one-off in March. We are exploring the possibility of nipping over to Australia for a pint and a show, or two...but, at this time there is nothing positive to offer you. It looks very likely we will be having the distinct pleasure of returning to South and Central America in May, before starting our European run.
"We have some absolutely splendid stuff planned... I can promise.
"The U.S. still manages to elude us, for whatever reason, but, as always, we don't take no for an answer... so, we are still working toward something in my adopted homeland later in the year. In fact, we will try to go anywhere and everywhere we can to present our music to those who want to be bitten by the snake.
"The album is done and has been delivered to the record company as their Christmas present. We're very happy with it, as I have reported to you throughout the year of creating it. I feel it has all the elements WHITESNAKE can offer, and hopefully a little more."
The new WHITESNAKE album, "Good To Be Bad", scheduled for release in the spring of 2008, will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug Aldrich on guitar, who also co-wrote and co-produced the album with David Coverdale and Michael McIntyre, Timothy Drury on keyboards, Uriah Duffy on bass, and Reb Beach on guitar. Chris takes over the drum chair from Tommy Aldridge, who earlier in the year left to pursue alternate musical adventures.
WHITESNAKE's video for the studio song "Ready to Rock" can be viewed below. The track is one of four previously unreleased cuts that appear on WHITESNAKE's latest live record, entitled "Live… In the Shadow of the Blues", which was issued in Europe in November 2006 via Steamhammer/SPV Records.