Following the recently announced UK headline tour with Shinedown and Sevendust, ALTER BRIDGE has released the first song and music video from their upcoming sixth studio album, Walk The Sky, set for release on October 18. “Wouldn’t You Rather”, directed by Dan Sturgess, is a performance video that showcases the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.
Watch it below:
For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Recorded in a way never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to create the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method going back to their second release Blackbird where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs. From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” ALTER BRIDGE have created a formidable addition to their music catalogue. Songs like “Godspeed,” “Native Son” and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favourite “Waters Rising.”
The album is available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.
The track listing for Walk The Sky is:
2)Wouldn’t You Rather
3)In The Deep
6)Take The Crown
8)The Bitter End
9)Pay No Mind
12)Walking On The Sky
13)Tear Us Apart
Recently, ALTER BRIDGE announced the VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR running September 22 – October 25 that will take them throughout the United States co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. The European headline tour billed as the WALK THE SKY TOUR is scheduled for November/December and will feature Shinedown and Sevendust in the UK and Shinedown and The Raven Age at the other European dates. The band has also been announced as part of the US-based, inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.
UK DATES with Shinedown and Sevendust:
Sat 14th Dec – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun 15th Dec – MANCHESTER Arena
Tue 17th Dec – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 18th Dec – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 20th Dec – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 21st Dec – LONDON O2 Arena
ALTER BRIDGE‘s Mark Tremonti enthuses, “We are honoured to be returning to the UK with our friends in SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST this winter. See you all very soon, we couldn’t be happier with the lineup and can’t wait to share our new tunes with you!” Brent Smith, SHINEDOWN frontman adds, “It is such a profound and distinct honour to be accompanying ALTER BRIDGE on tour this November and December. We have such deep respect for them and their fans. When the opportunity was presented to us, we jumped at the chance to be able to tour with our friends in A.B. So come one, come ALL to the rock n’ roll event of the year, and let’s celebrate…TOGETHER!” SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon concludes, “So excited to come back to the UK and to be with our brothers in ALTER BRIDGE and SHINEDOWN. It’s going to be an amazing run!”
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson.
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