Whitesnake’s record label Frontiers Music srl have reported that the band’s next album Flesh & Blood will be pushed back to 2019.
It was revealed last month that Whitesnake would release the single Shut Up & Kiss Me ahead of their 13th record. But fans hoping to hear their first album of new material since 2011’s Forevermore will have a bit longer to wait.
A statement on the label’s Facebook page reads: “It is with great disappointment that, following technical issues whilst mixing the new Flesh & Blood album, Whitesnake, David Coverdale and Frontiers have mutually agreed to delay the album’s release until early 2019.
“The release of the new studio record will coincide with Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood world tour.
“Whitesnake would like to express their sincere regrets to their fans all over the world for any and all disappointment and promise that the album and tour will be worth waiting for.”
Sessions for the album were delayed last year while frontman Coverdale recovered from illness.
He told the Trunk Nation radio show: “I got that horrible H3 flu, which took me out for, I think, about six weeks before I started to feel like myself again.
“It was horrifying. It was that strain of flu that the anti-flu vaccination didn't cover. It was just an evil, evil, evil strain of flu."
Further album details will be revealed in due course.
Whitesnake will head out on the road from next month with Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience on the Juke Box Heroes tour.
Foreigner/Whitesnake/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Juke Box Heroes Tour dates
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