Lead singer of Whitesnake, David Coverdale, has released to the press the awful news that the band’s new album Flesh and Blood, that was to be released later this year, had been delayed by what he is calling “a technical catastrophe.”
Coverdale explained: “We’ve just had a digital nightmare,” saying that: “We’ve lost pretty much all the new album, which we were hoping to get out for May-June.” He also added that in his long career that the band experienced “a technical catastrophe [occurred that’s] never happened in 45 years,” and that the album is now set for release in 2019 instead of its original date.
You can only imagine how the band feels, but a philosophical Coverdale told the reporter jokingly: “I’ll be hitting the bar tonight. I’ll be having ‘unhappy’ hour.”
The news comes as the band are about to embark on their Juke Box Heroes Tour with Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.
That being said, the band still has product to promote: “We have a 30th anniversary [reissue of Whitesnake’s self-titled] ’87 album…that came out to much ado within six months ago,” Coverdale said, and added: “And we have a live CD and DVD, [The Purple Tour (Live)], we did while I paid respects to my former group, (Deep Purple).”
You can find all the tour details for the tour, which kicks off in Bangor, Maine on June 15th, at Whitesnake.com.