Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Whitesnake announces new album and US tour

Whitesnake have announced dates for a 2019 US tour in support of their forthcoming album, “Flesh & Blood.”

The band’s 13th studio set will be released in May, with the lead single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me”, issued in advance; further details are expected in the coming months.

Leader David Coverdale and the band – which includes guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, keyboardist Michele Luppi and drummer Tommy Aldridge – will begin a 7-week US tour in Newkirk, OK on April 12.

"We are truly excited and looking forward to playing across the globe in 2019 on what will be a continued celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Whitesnake," says Coverdale. "I am so honored and grateful to have toured this incredible world we share, for over 40 years, celebrating and enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people… All of whom have joined me on this amazing journey… I truly love the shared experience and simply love my job and always will… Over four decades of reptilian fun! Thank you!"

A Whitesnake fan club presale starts Wednesday, November 14 at 10 am local time (password fandb), with general public ticket on sale dates varying by city, with some starting Friday, November 16 – for full details by event, visit whitesnake.com.

The US concerts will be followed a previously-announced series of UK and European dates that will start with an appearance at the UK’s Download Festival on June 14.

“Flesh & Blood” marks the follow-up to 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a project that saw Coverdale re-record classic songs from the Deep Purple Mark 3 and Mark 4 records he appeared on.

Whitesnake recently released “Unzipped”, a collection of rare and unreleased acoustic performances recorded over the past two decades.

“Flesh & Blood”
2019 world tour


Apr 12 – Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino Hotel
Apr 13 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino Grand Theater
Apr 15 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
Apr 17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Apr 19 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino & Spa
Apr 20 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre
Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Hotel
Apr 23 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Apr 25 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Apr 26 – Melbourne, FL @ Maxwell C King Center For The Performing Arts
Apr 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
Apr 29 - Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
May 01 – Richmond, VA @ The National
May 02 – Bensalem, PA @ XCite Center At Parx Casino
May 07 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 08 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
May 10 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
May 11 – Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino
May 14 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
May 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 17 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Resort & Casino
May 18 – Verona, NY @ Tuning Stone Resort Casino


Jun 14 – Donington, UK @ Download **
Jun 17 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena **
Jun 19 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum **
Jun 20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rock The Ring Festival **
Jun 23 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting **
Jun 25 – Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra Track **
Jun 29 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria @ Hills Of Rock Festival **
Jul 05 – Sered, Slovakia @ Amphitheatre **

** previously announced

See also:

Whitesnake stream unboxing video for acoustic collection Unzipped
Glenn Hughes announces 2019 Classic Deep Purple Live UK tour
Whitesnake singer David Coverdale reveals surgery success
Whitesnake strip down for acoustic collection Unzipped
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