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Multi-platinum ’80s hitmakers Whitesnake rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 5

Multi-platinum ’80s hitmakers Whitesnake rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 5
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From a press release:

Today, multi-platinum ’80s rockers Whitesnake announced the first shows of their 2019 Flesh & Blood World Tour, which includes a concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Named after their upcoming album, this tour will feature songs from “Flesh & Blood,” set for release in early 2019 via Frontiers Records, “alongside their biggest hits and songs from one of the greatest back catalogs in rock ‘n’ roll history, spanning over 40 years.”

Tickets, which are $48 in advance or $53 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at and all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Founded and formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale in England in 1978, Whitesnake is back with a vengeance in 2019, ready to release their 13th studio album, “Flesh & Blood.”

The first single and video from the new record, entitled “Shut Up and Kiss Me,” will be released in 2019 prior to the Flesh & Blood World Tour.

Starting with “Trouble” in 1978, the band earned several Top 10 and multi-platinum albums during the “glam metal” era, including “Trouble,” “Lovehunter,” “Ready an’ Willing,” and “Come an’ Get It,” right through the explosive hard rock of the revamped ‘Snake sound with the multi-platinum “Slide It In” and 1987’s self-titled mega-million-selling smash hit “Whitesnake,” which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017.

From these albums came multiple Top 10 hits worldwide, including two No. 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love,” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still of the Night,” all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe.

In 2017, to mark the 30th anniversary of their most successful album, a deluxe package was released on Rhino Records to colossal success. The partnership with Rhino continued with the recent release of “Unzipped,” a collection of rare and unreleased acoustic performances over the last 20 years, an extraordinary opportunity to hear some of the Whitesnake classics as fans have never heard them before.

Bombast, bravado, talent, and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums), and Michele Luppi (keys) just finished recording their first studio album in four years.

“We are truly excited and looking forward to playing across the globe in 2019 on what will be a continued celebration of the 40th anniversary of Whitesnake,” Coverdale said.

“I am so honored and grateful to have toured this incredible world we share for over 40 years, celebrating and enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people, all of whom have joined me on this amazing journey. I truly love the shared experience and simply love my job and always will – over four decades of reptilian fun! Thank you!”