WIN: Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder tickets to Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Rock idol: David Coverdale.

Rock idol: David Coverdale.

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ROCK legends Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder will appear on stage together for the first time ever - and we have tickets to be won for their Sheffield date.

Their eight date UK tour will bring them to the Motorpoint Arena on Monday, May 20.

Journey are responsible for some of the best-known songs in modern music. Single Don’t Stop Believin’ is the number one digital catalogue song in history. They’ve had 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums.

Co-headlining are Whitesnake, formed by Deep Purple’s David Coverdale. Chart-toppers include Here I Go Again and Is This Love?

Special guests Thunder will also be joining the UK dates.

Journey recently drew nearly a million fans to their 2011 Eclipse World Tour which ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year and they were awarded the prestigious Legend Of Live Award, at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards.

They will be joining the tour with their current line-up of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals).

The band said of the tour: “Looking forward to getting back to the UK and playing our best for you all. You guys are the very best, cheers and see you soon. We will be rocking!”

Whitesnake have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including two number one 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 and fuelled by incendiary guitarists Doug Aldrich and 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 two sell out Christmas shows.

Thunder returned for more sell-out Christmas shows in 2012, with the date first selling out in just six hours. The band has been lured back on to the stage for next year’s tour with Journey and Whitesnake. Perhaps this could re-ignite their desire for more.

Singer Danny Bowes said: “We’d already discussed possibly doing some shows next year, so this is perfect, and it’s a great bill, like they used to be back in the day.

“Let’s face it, we could all do with a bit of cheering up at the moment, so hopefully the people who come will get a brilliant night out and go home happy. I’m sure we will”.

Tickets are £45, subject to a booking fee.

Buy in person, call 0114 2565656 or book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.

For a chance to win one of two pairs email your full name and contact details, with StarCompJWT in the subject field, to staronline@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 then tweet him with #StarCompJWT

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