Woo-hoo! Get Out Your Lighters! It's Whitesnake!

Warm up the Camaro, feather your hair, get out the roach clips and put the comb back in your pocket: Whitesnake is coming back. The masters of mid-'80s hair metal will co-headline with another group of blast-from-the-past Aqua Net freaks, The Scorpions. Rounding out the day at the reunion of the trailer park residents will be none other than Dokken. Sadly, a number of original members of Whitesnake and Dokken, not to mention ex-Whitesnake video vixen Tawny Kitaen, who's been too busy attempting to beat the hell out of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chuck Finley with her shoe, won't be onboard for this voyage aboard the SS Whitetrash, so if you had a giant crush/wanted to be one of them, looks like you'll just have to rely on album sleeves to remind you of those days. This guy remembers those days.

This tour is no measly club tour, either: these bands are hitting similar venues to where they would have pulled on their zebra striped lycra package pants in 1987, stadiums. The tour kicks off in Jacksonville, FL
on January 29 and a month later in Chicago on February 28. One can only hope Spike Jonze or someone equally visionary decides to make Rock & Roll Parking Lot II. The guy on the left needs more exposure.

Those lovely Whitesnake/Scorpions/Dokken dates in full:

01.29.02 - Jacksonville, FL (Sports Complex)

01.31.02 - West Palm, FL (Coral Sky Amphitheater)

02.01.02 - Estero, FL (TECO Amphitheater)

02.02.02 - Tampa, FL (St. Petersburg Times Forum)

02.04.02 - Pensacola, FL (Civic Center)

02.05.02 - Bossier City, LA (Century Tell Center)

02.07.02 - Grand Prairie, TX (Next Stage)

02.08.02 - San Antonio, TX (Alamodome)

02.09.02 - Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)

02.11.02 - Albuquerque, NM (Tingley Coliseum)

02.12.02 - El Paso, TX (UTEP)

02.14.02 - San Diego, CA (Cox Arena)

02.15.02 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)

02.18.02 - San Jose, CA (Compaq Center)

02.19.02 - Sacramento, CA (Arco Arena)

02.21.02 ñ Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Pavilion)

02.22.02 - Los Angeles, CA (Universal Amphiteater)

02.25.02 ñ Denver, CO (Magness Arena)

02.27.02 ñ Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)

02.28.02 ñ Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)

Woo-hoo! Get Out Your Lighters! It's Whitesnake!