Forevermore is the 11th studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake, which was released on 9 March 2011 in Japan, 25 March 2011 in Europe, 29 March 2011 in the US, and 18 April 2011 in the UK and Ireland. The album was released vinyl, in addition to CD and digital albums.
A special edition of the album, called 'Snake Pack' was released in the UK only, and will contain 2 bonus live tracks, a 132-page magazine, a pin as well as special album artwork. The two live bonus tracks are a teaser for an upcoming live album, recorded in 1990 at Donington Park (Live at Donington 1990) released in the summer of 2011. On iTunes the album will also contain 2 bonus tracks, with these being an alternative mix of "Love Will Set You Free" and an acoustic version of "Forevermore". In addition, Amazon is offering the album with the bonus track "My Evil Ways" on its digital store.
A world tour to promote the album has been announced, American dates are listed for May and August 2011, and European dates are listed for June and July 2011.
A digital single for the song "Love Will Set You Free" was released on 21 February 2011, while the video was released on 14 February. A free download of the song was made available on Whitesnake's Facebook page on 15 February.
Six songs from the album have been played live so far, namely "Steal Your Heart Away", "Love Will Set You Free", "One of These Days", "Fare Thee Well", "My Evil Ways" and "Forevermore"
In 2008, Whitesnake released their first studio album in more than a decade, Good to Be Bad. The album was well-received, and charted in several countries. Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich revealed that he had started coming up with song ideas for a followup in 2009, a year after Good to be Bad was released. Aldrich also noted that "David [Coverdale, Whitesnake frontman] had said that he might wanted [sic] to make a record and maybe it could be more acoustic-based."
David Coverdale has stated that he believes Forevermore is "still embracing all those elements that drew [the band's fans] to Whitesnake in the first place."
Forevermore was met with generally positive reviews upon release. Allmusic rated the album 3.5/5, Thom Jurek of Allmusic stated that "[Love Will Set You Free, the album's first single] is top-notch Whitesnake that nods back to the early years while grounding itself in the present." He also stated that the tracks "All Out of Luck" and "Tell Me How" "measure up in the same way".
Following release of the album, a worldwide tour began on 11 May 2011 in Westbury, New York. The North American concerts were followed by concerts in Europe, South America and Asia. The tour went to thirty-five countries. It ended on 8 December 2011 in Wolverhampton, England. Six songs from the new album were performed. Two former Whitesnake band members – Adrian Vandenberg and Bernie Marsden guested on four concerts.