Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version of the Rock Never Stops tour. Headlined by the David Coverdale-led Whitesnake, the 27-date North American t

Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version of the Rock Never Stops tour. Headlined by the David Coverdale-led Whitesnake, the 27-date North American trek will also feature Warrant, Kip Winger, and Slaughter.

The run will kick off July 11 in Manchester, N.H., and is slated to close Aug 24 in Hamilton, Ontario. VH1 Classic will sponsor the tour.

This is not the first time that Warrant and Slaughter have appeared with the Rock Never Stops tour. The groups were part of inaugural 1998 package, which also featured Quiet Riot, Firehouse, and L.A. Guns. Slaughter also took part in the 1999 version with Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, and Quiet Riot

The 2002 version boasted Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row. For more information, visit the tour Web site

Here are the Rock Never Stops tour dates::

July 11: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
July 12: Hartford, Conn. (CTNow.com Meadows Music)
July 13: Trenton, N.J. (Sovereign Bank Arena)
July 15: Pittsburgh (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
July 18: Milwaukee, Wis. (Marcus Amphitheatre)
July 19: Fort Dodge, Iowa (Midwest Off Road Race Track)
July 23: San Diego (SDSU Open Air Theatre)
July 25: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
July 26: Las Vegas (Orleans Arena)
July 27: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheatre)
July 29: Fresno, Calif. (Fresno Downtown Stadium)
Aug. 1: San Antonio, Texas (Sunken Gardens)
Aug. 2: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Center)
Aug. 5: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Aug. 6: Sturgis, S.D. (Buffalo Chip Campground)
Aug. 8: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 9: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 10: Indianapolis (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 12: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House Of Blues)
Aug. 13: Atlanta (HiFi Buys Amphitheater)
Aug. 15: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House Of Blues)
Aug. 16: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
Aug. 17: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Aug. 20: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 22: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
Aug. 23: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 24: Hamilton, Ontario (Copps Coliseum)

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