Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine
Michael Devin has been the bass player for Lynch Mob (George Lynch), Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience, and is currently touring as the bass player for Whitesnake, as well as having his own creative venture along with fellow Whitesnake band member, Brian Tichy, and outrageous vocalist, Sass Jordan. The band’s music is made up of all original music in a band called, S.U.N. Something Unto Nothing.
I’m a big fan. Whitesnake is notorious for exciting musicianship, David’s history is rich, and I’m very proud to be here. I’m from New England, from a factory town, where hard rock dominates the radio. There I absorbed Zeppelin, Sabbath, Purple, AC/DC, Floyd. I got my hands on a bass at age 12. I haven’t stopped exploring the bass since. I picked up some piano and other instruments along the way, singing too. I’ve toured/recorded with lots of musicians, but my favorites have been Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Lynch Mob. Kenny’s a genuine bluesman. Lynch is a genuine madman.
Source: wwww.whitesnake.com and www.bravewords.com
Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder appear onstage together for the first time ever as part of an eight-date UK tour that included opening night of the leg in Belfast at Live Odyssey Arena, on May 16, 2013
Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, are responsible for creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Over the years they have gained multiple accolades – including 19 Top 40 singles, 25 Gold and Platinum albums and single ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ holding the #1 digital catalogue song in history.
Co-headlining the 2013 tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded and formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ as well as the unforgettable hammer of ‘Still Of The Night’. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2013, with plans to release a live DVD ahead of the tour as well as a double album. “Unfinished business…”as Coverdale says slyly. “We all wanted the last tour to continue as we got closer to the end…After a year in the studio we’re ready to rock on stage again…We’re coming back for more…”
Harnessing Coverdale’s blues and soul roots & fueled by incendiary guitarists Doug Aldrich & Reb Beach you have all the elements needed to shape the ‘Snake’s hard rock identity.
Special guests Thunder will also be joining the UK dates. In 2009 the band went their separate ways, only to return in 2011 for a triumphant live performance at the High Voltage festival in London, followed by 2 sell out Christmas shows. Thunder returned for another two sell-out Christmas shows in 2012, with the date first selling out in just 6 hours.
Source: Official Press Release
Journey, Whitesnake, Thunder UK tour 2013
May 18: Glasgow SECC
May 20: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
May 22: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
May 23: Manchester Arena
May 25: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
May 26: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 28: Birmingham LG Arena
May 29: London Wembley Arena