Hear ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name,’ an Anthemic Song from Whitesnake’s New Album ‘Flesh & Blood’


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As previously detailed, Whitesnake will get back at it on May 10th with Flesh & Blood, a new studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s The Purple Album.

To ramp up anticipation for the record, David Coverdale and the band premiered a new song, the hard-charging anthem “Trouble Is Your Middle Name,” as a preview of the LP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXMtBH8OWc

This is the second song released thus far from Flesh & Blood, following the lead single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me,” which came with a music video featuring the iconic Jaguar featured in their classic ’80s song “Here I Go Again.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMwGzOmtsE

The record, which also features Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards, is expected to be a fun, energetic release from the band. Said Coverdale to that effect:

“We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & 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.”

The album’s track listing:

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”

Whitesnake will head out on the Flesh & Blood World Tour in support of the record, playing selections of the new LP in addition to their classic hits. The dates, as they look now:

4/12: Newkirk, OK @ 7 Clans First Council Casino*
4/13: Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino*
4/15: Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
4/17: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
4/19: Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort*
4/20: Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre
4/22: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
4/23: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/25: Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino*
4/26: Melbourne, FL @ Maxwell C. King PAC
4/28: Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
4/29: Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
5/1: Richmond, VA @ Richmond, VA @ The National
5/2: Bensalem, PA @ XCITE Center at Parx Casino*
5/4: Columbia, MD @ M3 Festival#
5/5: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak
5/7: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5/8: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/10: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
5/11: Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino*
5/14: Greenville, PA @ The Palace Theatre
5/17: Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino*
5/18: Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Casino*

European Tour:
6/12: Tilburg, NL @ 013
6/14: Donnington, UK @ Download Festival #
6/17: Prague, CZ @ 02 Arena **
6/19: Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum **
6/20: Zurich, CH @ Rock the Ring Festival #
6/22: Clisson, FR @ Hellfest #
6/23: Dessel, BL @ Graspop Metal Meeting #
6/25: Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Track
6/27: Zajecar, RS @ Git


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