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Judas Priest and opener Pop Evil will perform Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum without Whitesnake

Whitesnake cancels last 8 dates on U.S. Tour with Judas Priest

TAMPA BAY- Whitesnake was scheduled to perform this Sunday, August 16th as special guest at the Judas Priest British Steel tour performance in Tampa. However, Whitesnake’s lead singer David Coverdale was unfortunately taken ill at a performance in Colorado on August 11th.  Whitesnake’s management makes this statement:
"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."
Judas Priest will still perform the acclaimed album “British Steel” in its entirety for the first time ever live on stage at the St. Pete Times Forum on Sunday, August 16th as scheduled.  The opener for the performance, Pop Evil, will also remain on the bill. 
Tickets: Tickets for this event are currently on sale, available at the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at .  Tickets are priced at $77.00, $60.00, $47.00 and $36.75. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call .  For more information please call or visit Advanced parking passes are available at and the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum.



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