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White Lion
Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2008-05-26
White Lion European Tour Dates

White Lion are touring across Europe next month, supported by Crimes ofPassion. The dates are:
8 Jun 2008 Sin City SWANSEA, WALES
9 Jun 2008 The Yardbirds GRIMSBY, UK
10 Jun 2008 The Cluny NEWCASTLE, UK
12 Jun 2008 Astoria 2 LONDON, UK
14 Jun 2008 The Corporation SHEFFIELD, UK
15 Jun 2008 JB¹s DUDLEY, UK
18 Jun 2008 Smuget OSLO, NORWAY
19 Jun 2008 U.L Ørnen Leknes Ungdomshus LEKNES, NORWAY
20 Jun 2008 Drammens Teater DRAMMEN, NORWAY
21 Jun 2008 Flora Hallen FLORO, NORWAY
25 Jun 2008 Nieuwe Nor HEERLEN, HOLLAND
26 Jun 2008 Elysee Montmartre PARIS, FRANCE
27 Jun 2008 Bang Your Head Festival BALINGEN, GERMANY
3 Jul 2008 Sala Heineken MADRID, SPAIN
4 Jul 2008 Sala Totem VILLABA (NAVARRA)5 Jul 2008 Capitol SANTIAGO, SPAIN
6 Jul 2008 Apollo 2 BARCELONA, SPAIN
26 Jul 2008 Lorca Rock Festival MURCIA, SPAIN
27 Jul 2008 Lagoa Burning Live Festival ESTOMBAR-LAGOA(Algarve), PORTUGAL
2 Aug 2008 Mose Rock Festival DALMOSE, DENMARK
9 Aug 2008 NorbergsRocken Festival KARRGRUVEPARKEN, SWEDEN
15 Aug 2008 Metal Rock Fest LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY
16 Aug 2008 Pumpehuset COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

White Lion initially left it¹s mark in the late 80¹s with a series of hitsingles and video¹s that defined the MTV generation, thanks to the likes of³Wait², ³When The Children Cry², ³Tell Me², ³Broken Heart² and ³LittleFighter². But equally so, the band was also recognised for it¹s signaturealbum tracks that transcended soci-policital themes such as ³Lady Of TheValley², ³Cry For Freedom², ³Lights And Thunder² and ³Warsong².If recent stand out performances alongside some of the biggest names in rockat the Gods Of Metal, Sweden Rock and Rocklahoma festivals isn¹t testimonyenough, then new album ³Return Of The Pride² will surely once again assertWhite Lion as a legitimate musical force. The first White Lion record inover 16 years , ³Return Of The Pride² is put simply, classic rock in it¹struest form and a representation of the musical influences that haveattached themselves over time² declares lead singer Mike Tramp.Recorded during 2007 in both Australia and Copenhagen and in between touringcommitments, ³Return Of The Pride² kicks off with ³Sangre de Cristo², athunderous epic that ventures into lyrical and musical territories bestheard, than described. ³Battle At Little Bighorn² is the album¹s othersoaring epic, a musical re-enactment of one of Native America¹s mostsignificant historical event¹s, Custer¹s Last Stand. Hook laden rockers suchas ³Dream², ³Live Your Life² and ³Finally See The Light² maintain a positivemusical and lyrical vibe throughout the album, whereas ³Gonna Do It My Way²and ³Let Me Be Me² are the modern day ³Livin On The Edge² songs ofrebellion.Produced by Mike Tramp and bassist Claus Langeskov, Tramp says of thealbum¹s title: ³Return Of The Pride² could be interpreted in many ways. In amusical sense we have taken a step back in time, rather than a step forwardin time. Over the course of this album lyrically and musically many conceptsand themes have been explored, maybe ³Return Of The Pride² means somethingentirely different².The band features what is now a truly international line-up of musicianshandpicked by Mike himself. ³We are not interested in fixing what isn¹tbroke. Our mission is simple, to bring the classic sound of White Lion tothe people across the world that still live for that music².


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