Whitesnake Drummer Tommy Aldridge Has ‘Serious Health Problems,’ Says Rock Empire Festival Statement, Band Cancels Gig – 2022 – Europe

UPDATED (6/26):

David Coverdale:

Now Hear This!!! “Tommy was under the weather, as we all can get, but is getting better: he never had, what was inaccurately described as “severe health problems” and can’t wait to get back out there to perform for the fans! “

The Spanish promoter released a misleading statement.



Please know we are doing everything in our power to bring you the best high energy and exciting shows we possibly can. We always strive to deliver 100%, as Whitesnake fans always deserve that much, and never anything less.

Our desire is to complete our European tour with the same passion in which we started it!

We knew embarking on this tour could present many new obstacles and potential issues, which had been unknown to us on previous tours. Please know we are doing everything in our power to work through these unprecedented challenges. We are a close-knit band, we love each other, and we love you. We appreciate you, and as always we thank you for your support!

We sincerely apologize to our Spanish fans for unavoidably having to cancel tonight’s show.

Rock Imperium Festival:

Just when we had all the backline and stage preparations from Whitesnake ready for their show today, their booking agent informed us of the sad news that Tommy Aldridge is having severe health problems today, so we regret to announce the cancellation of their show at Rock Imperium Festival. We are really sorry for any inconveniences caused, we are devastated and can only wish Tommy a quick recovery.

In order to try to make up for this hurdle our friends in Europe will play a full set as headliners and we have adapted the running order, which you can see here and at the website.
Thank you all for your understanding.