With the Coronavirus forcing so many acts off the road, it's surprising to hear of a band cancelling their dates due to health issues. Whitesnake has scrapped all remaining dates for 2020 due to frontman and leader David Coverdale undergoing surgery.
The band had previously canceled their spring tour of Japan, but had a string of European shows booked before heading out on a major North American summer trek with Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Night Ranger.
Coverdale posted in part to fans on social media:
All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.
At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies & also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity.
Until then, I send my love to you & yours & hopefully we will meet again along the road.