Whitesnake has pushed the release of its next album, Flesh & Blood on Frontiers Records, to 2019, according to Vintage Vinyl News. The band, who’ll be out on the road this summer with Foreigner and Jason Bonham‘s Led Zeppelin Evening will still release “Shut Up & Kiss Me” — the lead single from the album before the tour’s kick-off in June.
Frontman David Coverdale and the band issued a press release explaining to fans the delay for the news set:
“It is with great disappointment that, following technical issues whilst mixing the new Flesh & Blood album, Whitesnake and Frontiers have mutually agreed to delay the album release until early 2019. The release of the new studio record is to coincide with the Whitesnake Flesh & Blood world tour. Whitesnake would like to express their sincere regrets to our Fans All Over The World for any and all disappointment and promise the album and Tour will be worth waiting for.”
- Whitesnake’s last collection, 2015’s The Purple Album, was billed as “a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark III and Mark IV studio albums.” Among the Purple classics revamped for set were “Stormbringer,” “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier Of Fortune” and “Sail Away.”
- Coverdale was Deep Purple’s frontman from late-1973 to early-1976 and sang on the albums Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band.
- Out now is the 30th anniversary collection of Whitesnake‘s blockbuster self-titled 1987 album in a four-CD/DVD collection. The upcoming set includes the original album with “newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a 30 minute documentary, featuring a new interview with frontman and leader David Coverdale.
- The music comes with a 60-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale.”
DID YOU KNOW???
- 1987’s Whitesnake, which was Whitesnake‘s seventh album, was released on April 7th, 1987 and peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200. The album — which has sold over eight million copies in the U.S. alone — spawned two massive airplay and MTV hits, the chart-topping “Here I Go Again” and its followup, “Is This Love,” which topped out at Number Two.
CHECK IT OUT: Whitesnake’s 2015 version of “Stormbringer”: