New Album “Flesh & Blood” OUT NOW!

Whitesnake’s studio album “Flesh & Blood” via Frontiers Music Srl is out now.  The album is be available on CD/LP/Digital formats. See below for full details of the various configurations available.

Order “Flesh & Blood” HERE

Signed CDs, Limited Edition Silver Vinyl, & more available from Frontiers’ US webstore HERE

Signed CDs, Limited Edition Gold Vinyl, & more available from Whitesnake UK webstore HERE

Signed CDs, Limited Edition Red Vinyl, & more available from Frontiers EU webstore HERE

Check out an exclusive interview with David Coverdale and Watch the video for first single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me” over at Billboard Magazine.

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.

But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the Mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of “Shut Up & Kiss Me” with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said “that after the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins  & says, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me!’ and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, “man, this is going to be fun!” It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff,”

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

Since joining the band four years ago, and just in time for 2015’s “The Purple Album”, Chicago native Joel Hoekstra has really come into his own, not only as a highly impressive axe-slinger, but also as a very accomplished songwriter too, co-writing six of the songs for “Flesh & Blood” with singer David Coverdale. Of course Joel’s talents are hardly surprising, considering he’s the son of two classical musicians.

Guitarist Reb Beach, who originally joined Whitesnake in 2002, has stepped up to become the group’s bandleader and guides the band to implement Coverdale’s musical vision. As well as bringing his impressive musical chops to the band, Reb has co-written five songs on the new album, the fourth studio album he has appeared on, commencing with 2008’s highly acclaimed “Good To Be Bad”.

It was the  “Good To Be Bad” follow up, “Forevermore” (2011), that saw the debut of bassist Michael Devin. The New Englander’s four-string-depth-charge-bass-bombs definitively underpin and drive the sound of Whitesnake in the 21st century.

Rounding out the rhythm section is David’s longest serving ’Snake, the renowned drummer and unstoppable percussionist Tommy Aldridge, who has been with Whitesnake in some capacity for 30 years. Tommy made his debut with Whitesnake way back in 1987 in the ‘Still Of The Night’ video, becoming a mainstay behind the kit for successive albums and tours.

Last, but certainly not least, the band is completed by the inventive keyboards and vocals of Italian maestro Michele Luppi, who made his live debut in 2015, as documented on “The Purple Tour” live CD/DVD (2018).

The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.

Flesh & Blood” will be released May 10, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats. See below for full details.

+CD (Jewel Case)
+CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) – Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (classic jag version) (VIDEOCLIP), “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (club mix version) (VIDEOCLIP), Behind the Scenes of ‘Flesh & Blood’ VIDEO + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (Remixes of album tracks)
+Super Luxury Boxset – Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
+2xLP – Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
+2xLP – Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ U.S. Store Exclusive) – Limited to 300 Copies
+2xLP – Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Whitesnake UK Store Exclusive) – Limited to 500 Copies
+2xLP – Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ EU Store Exclusive)

Tracklist CD / 2xLP:

  1. Good To See You Again
  2. Gonna Be Alright
  3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
  4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
  5. Always & Forever
  6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
  7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
  8. Flesh & Blood
  9. Well I Never
  10. Heart Of Stone
  11. Get Up
  12. After All
  13. Sands Of Time

Bonus Tracks Appearing on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:

  1. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
  2. If I Can’t Have You (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
  3. Gonna Be Alright (X-Tendo Mix) – DVD Audio Track
  4. Sands Of Time (Radio Mix) – DVD Audio Track
  5. Shut Up And Kiss Me (Video Mix) – DVD Audio Track

Mixed by Christopher Collier

Produced by Beach, Hoekstra & McIntyre

Executive Producer: David Coverdale

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Whitesnake shows for the 2019 “FLESH & BLOOD” World Tour, which feature songs from the new studio record alongside their biggest hits and songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock ‘n’ roll history, spanning over 40 years.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

WHITESNAKE W/Black Moods US Tour:

4/12: Newkirk, OK @ 7 Clans First Council Casino*
4/13: Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino*
4/15: Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
4/17: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
4/19: Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort*
4/20: Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre
4/22: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
4/23: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/25: Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino*
4/26: Melbourne, FL @ Maxwell C. King PAC
4/28: Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
4/29: Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
5/1: Richmond, VA @ Richmond, VA @ The National
5/2: Bensalem, PA @ XCITE Center at Parx Casino*
5/4: Columbia, MD @ M3 Festival#
5/5: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak
5/7: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5/8: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/10: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino*
5/11: Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino*
5/14: Greensburg, PA @ The Palace Theatre
5/17: Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino*
5/18: Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Casino*

European Tour:

6/12: Tilburg, NL @ 013
6/14: Donnington, UK @ Download Festival #
6/17: Prague, CZ @ 02 Arena **
6/19: Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum **
6/20: Zurich, CH @ Rock the Ring Festival #
6/22: Clisson, FR @ Hellfest #
6/23: Dessel, BL @ Graspop Metal Meeting #
6/25: Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Track
6/27: Zajecar, RS @ Gitarijada Festival
6/29: Plovdiv, BG @ Hills of Rock Festival #
7/1: Bucharest, RO @ Arenele Romane
7/3: Zagreb, CR @ SRC Salata
7/5: Sered, SK @ Sered Amphitheatre
7/7: Cologne, DE @ Palladium
7/10: Gavle, SE @ Furuviksparken *
7/15: Saint Petersburg, RU @ Bkz Oktyabrski Theatre
7/17: Moscow, RU @ Crocus City Hall

*WHITESNAKE Only
#Festival Appearance
** With Def Leppard

Third Released Single, Hey You… You Make Me Rock

Second Released Single, Trouble Is Your Middle Name

Behind The Scenes of the Shut Up & Kiss Me Video

Track By Track Commentary With David Coverdale:

38 Comments

  • Ian Stobbart

    2/14/2019

    Any plans to come to north east of England

    • Premgiri K Hebbar

      2/15/2019

      Absolutely Ian. That would make my Day.

  • alan reed

    2/14/2019

    get yourselves back to Newcastle.

  • Iain Campbell

    2/14/2019

    When you coming back to your loyal SCOTTISH fans – Glasgow???

  • Ae

    2/14/2019

    Any plans to come to my back garden?

  • Mike

    2/15/2019

    David Covernote. Still the best voice in rock!😁

  • Douglas Moore

    2/15/2019

    A slithering, snakey cut of pure good time Rock-N-Roll, Coverdale & the boys deliver!!!

    • Nick T Adams

      3/11/2019

      David you need to come to Utah and play i am the loyalist fan you have . I would love to see you here playing in club setting.

  • Cristina

    2/15/2019

    Cuando vienen a la Argentina?

  • Dawid

    2/18/2019

    I must wait to may? You’re kidding me?

  • MICHAEL

    2/19/2019

    WHAT ABOUT LATIN AMERICA ???

  • Tracy Westgarth

    2/20/2019

    Newcastle please…where the Whitesnake choir began !

  • Tracy Westgarth

    2/20/2019

    Newcastle please…where the Whitesnake choir began ! Would be amazing

  • nobu

    2/24/2019

    Please come to Japan absolutely! And please give a hot live in Yokohama! ! Rock ‘n’ roll! ! !

  • Andy Hanson

    2/24/2019

    Newcastle…City Hall and Arena. I’ll stop over!

  • peter chrisp

    3/13/2019

    & even better just heard the second song “Trouble” Is Your Middle Name it does sound quite good, and if you look closely the Japanese album has an extra 3 tracks making it 16 instead of 13 good stuff. Looking forward heading off to Japan my second visit & will buy the album in Japan!

  • Alex

    3/16/2019

    Any plans for Kiev (Ukraine) in 2019?

  • Oleh

    3/16/2019

    What about Ukraine?

  • Rafael

    3/23/2019

    Mr. Coverdale, please come back to Santiago, Chile

    Thanks

  • Pierced

    3/29/2019

    Hello David, Can”t wait for the new cd. Wish you would come back to Johnson City Tenn. Seen you there twice with Whitesnake, once with Purple 76.

  • Johanne Evans

    4/3/2019

    Are you coming to Montreal (Quebec) Canada? My fiance is a big big fan of yours! I just ordered your new CD via Amazon!

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  • Kevin Henry

    4/10/2019

    Another shout for Newcastle too long since the last show at the Arena

  • Darren

    4/12/2019

    How about coming to Billings MT?
    I played shut up and kiss me for my daughter and her high school friends and they loved it! They would love to see you in concert!! A new generation of Whitesnake fans!!!

  • Jesus D.

    4/22/2019

    Cannot wait for this album! : )

  • Mikymichele68

    5/1/2019

    Thank you David, your compositions will live for eternity, Rock Metal is you !!

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  • Daz

    5/6/2019

    Any chance of coming to Liverpool or is it (spit) Manchester again! 🤣

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  • Inge Pedersen

    5/9/2019

    Oslo, Norway?! Why not🎸🎤🥁🤘

  • Dr.love

    5/10/2019

    Come to Arizona we need some good shows here

  • MiguelQuevedo

    5/10/2019

    Great band your time in deep purple I feel we’re very special for you I have some medical issues that prevents me to come and see you and your and white snake hope in the future to see guys playing live I’m definitely buying your new cd DVDs special edition much love and peace your fan miguel quevedo I live in Yonkers ny

  • Михаил

    5/12/2019

    Это просто праздник….

  • jimmy

    5/12/2019

    Will Whitesnake becoming to Glasgow Ohhhhhhhhh

  • AKI

    5/13/2019

    I got it ! It makes me Rock!

  • Evgeniy

    5/14/2019

    Thanks a lot ! See you in Russia ! Good To See You Again! 🙂

  • Tommy

    5/17/2019

    Hope you guys hit Nothern California sometime, looking at the upcoming tour dates, maybe sometime next year! LOVE the new album, been playing constantly all week!

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