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Whitesnake Announce New LP 'Flesh And Blood', Share Lead Single Shut Up And Kiss Me

Friday, 15 February 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Whitesnake have announced their 13th studio album.

Heralded by lead single Shut Up and Kiss Me, the legendary rockers will release 'Flesh and Blood' on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Head below to view the album's cover art, tracklist and stream the new song, which was co-composed by Whitesnake mastermind David Coverdale and guitarist Reb Beach, who also co-produced the album with assistance from guitarist Joel Hoekstra. Discussing Shut Up and Kiss Me's video, Coverdale said:

"After the intense darkness of our last video, 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 and record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating and she just looks at you, takes the reins and 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, Beach and Hoekstra on the album is Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards. It was recorded primarily at Coverdale’s home studio in Lake Tahoe. 

Whitesnake will support the release with the Flesh and Blood World Tour, on which they'll play songs from the new record plus their hits. They also return to Download festival at Donington Park as part of a European tour this summer. 

'Flesh and Blood' tracklist:

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 
14. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Deluxe edition/digital version bonus track)
15. If I Can’t Have You (Deluxe edition/digital version bonus track)
16. Gonna Be Alright (Deluxe edition/digital version bonus track)
17. Sands Of Time (Deluxe edition/digital version bonus track)
18. Shut Up And Kiss Me (Deluxe edition/digital version bonus track)

Whitesnake Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri April 12 2019 - NEWKIRK Oklahoma - 7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel (USA)
Sat April 13 2019 - DURANT Oklahoma - Choctaw Event Center Durant (USA)
Mon April 15 2019 - DALLAS Texas - Bomb Factory (USA)
Wed April 17 2019 - SAN ANTONIO Texas - Aztec Theatre (USA)
Fri April 19 2019 - BILOXI Mississippi - IP Casino Resort And Spa (USA)
Mon April 22 2019 - ORLANDO Florida - Hard Rock Live Orlando (USA)
Tue April 23 2019 - CLEARWATER Florida - Ruth Eckerd Hall (USA)
Thu April 25 2019 - FORT LAUDERDALE Florida - Hard Rock Live at The Event Center (USA)
Fri April 26 2019 - MELBOURNE Florida - King Center for the Performing Arts (USA)
Sun April 28 2019 - CHARLOTTE North Carolina - Ovens Auditorium (USA)
Mon April 29 2019 - HUBER HEIGHTS Ohio - Rose Music Center at Heights (USA)
Wed May 01 2019 - RICHMOND Virginia - National Richmond (USA)
Thu May 02 2019 - BENSALEM Pennsylvania - Xcite Center at Parx Casino (USA)
Sun May 05 2019 - JIM THORPE Pennsylvania - Penns Peak (USA)
Tue May 07 2019 - SAYREVILLE New Jersey - Starland Ballroom (USA)
Wed May 08 2019 - HUNTINGTON New York - Paramount Theatre Huntington (USA)
Fri May 10 2019 - HAMPTON New Hampshire - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (USA)
Sat May 11 2019 - LINCOLN Rhode Island - Twin River Event Center (USA)
Tue May 14 2019 - GREENSBURG Pennsylvania - Palace Theatre Greensburg (USA)
Wed May 15 2019 - CLEVELAND Ohio - Agora Theater (USA)
Fri May 17 2019 - VERONA New York - Event Center at Turning Stone Resort & Casino (USA)
Sat May 18 2019 - NIAGARA FALLS New York - Seneca Niagara Events Center At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino (USA)

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