||Tommy Aldridge has returned to Whitesnake following the departure of Brian Tichy earlier this month to pursue the S.U.N. project he started with singer/guitarist Sass Jordan.
David Coverdale welcomed Tommy Aldridge: "When I asked all the band members to put together their wish-list of potential drummers for us... every one, without exception, had TA at the top of the list... Also, most of the fans who communicated their suggestions on WS.com wanted Tommy back in the band... So, without further ado, we are delighted to welcome him back with us... It seems it is our destiny to work together... This is going to be so much fun...Welcome back, TA!"
Tommy Aldridge had this to say: "I can't express how honored & grateful I am to be back in the Snake fold. Working with DC & Co has always been a labor of love. SO stoked to be back & finish what we started!"
Aldridge was previously a member of Whitesnake from 1987 until the band went on hiatus in 1991. He played with Motörhead among others, before rejoining Coverdale's outfit in 2002. He remained behind the kit for five years before departing to join Thin Lizzy, then led by John Sykes.
Whitesnake 2013 tour dates:
01 May 2013 - Takamatsu, JPN - Support Hall
02 May 2013 - Kagoshima, JPN - Shimin Bunka Hall
04 May 2013 - Nagoya, JPN - Nagoyashi-Kokaido
07 May 2013 - Tokyo, JPN - Sun Plaza
09 May 2013 - Tokyo, JPN - Sun Plaza
10 May 2013 - Osaka, JPN - Orix Theatre
16 May 2013 - Belfast, UK - Odyssey
18 May 2013 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
20 May 2013 - Sheffield, UK - Motorpoint Arena
22 May 2013 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Radio Arena
23 May 2013 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
25 May 2013 - Nottingham, UK - Capital FM Arena
26 May 2013 - Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint Arena
28 May 2013 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
29 May 2013 - London, UK - Wembley Arena
01 June 2013 - Inzell, GER - Max Aicher Arena
02 June 2013 - St. Goarshausen, GER - Freilchtbuhne Lorely
05 June 2013 - Stockholm, SWE - Grona Lund Tivoli
07 June 2013 - Helsinki, FIN - Kivenlahti Rock Festival
09 June 2013 - St. Petersburg, RUS - OktiaborskiI Concert Hall
10 June 2013 - Moscow, RUS - Crocus Concert Hall