Whitesnake has announced the first dates for the their Flesh & Blood World Tour, which will kick off in 2019 in support of their forthcoming studio album of the same name.
The newly announced dates include festival performances in the UK, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. Additional dates are expected to be announced soon.
“We are excited and looking forward to 2019 in what will be a continued celebration of our 40th Anniversary,” said David Coverdale in a statement. “I am so honoured & grateful to have toured this incredible world we share, for over 40 years, celebrating & enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people…All of whom have joined me on this amazing journey… I truly love the shared experience & simply love my job & always will… Over 4 Decades of REPTILIAN FUN!! Thank YOU!!”
The band’s new single and video “Shut Up & Kiss Me” is expected in 2019 in advance of the tour.
“It’s a kick-ass song – you’re gonna love it,” David Coverdale recently told Trunk Nation. “But there’s gonna some real fun elements paying respect and nod to Whitesnake’s past.”
Whitesnake began revealing details of the new studio album in 2017 but its original release date was pushed back due to technical issues in the mixing process. The album’s release date still has not been announced.
Flesh & Blood will be the group’s first release of completely original material since 2011’s Forevermore.
Whitesnake 2019 Tour Dates
Jun 14 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
Jun 17 – Prague, Czech Republic – 02 Arena
Jun 19 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
Jun 20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rock the Ring Festival
Jun 23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop