^ PHOTO // DAN STURGESS
For over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, PRS artist Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky is a complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new from the band.
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 sophomore 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 catalog. 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 favorite “Waters Rising.” The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential Alter Bridge and will released in two weeks.
Below, listen to "Dying Light" from Walk The Sky:
ALTER BRIDGE ON TOUR
The band will be heading out on a worldwide tour beginning in September. The tour will begin in the United States before heading over to Europe to close out 2019. The European headline dates scheduled for November and December will feature Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven’s Age. The North American dates will be announced in the near future. The band has also been announced as part of the inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.
Alter Bridge European Tour Dates (Featuring Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven’s Age):
Nov-12 DEN, Copenhagen - KB Hall
Nov-14 FIN, Helsinki - Ice Hall Black Box
Nov-16 SWE, Stockholm - Hovet
Nov-17 NOR, Oslo - Sentrum Scene
Nov-19 GER, Hamburg - Sporthalle
Nov-20 GER, Berlin - Columbiahalle
Nov-22 GER, Leipzig - Hause Auensee
Nov-23 POL, Warsaw - Hala Kolo
Nov-26 GER,Cologne - Palladium
Nov-27 GER, Munich - Zenith
Nov-29 AUT, Vienna - Gasometer
Dec-01 SWI, Zurich - Halle 622
Dec-02 ITA, Milan - Mediolanum Forum
Dec-04 SPA, Barcelona - St. Jordi Club
Dec-06 POR, Lisbon - Sala Tejo
Dec-07 SPA, Madrid - Vistalegre
Dec-09 FRA, Paris - Olympia
Dec-10 HOL, Amsterdam - AFAS Live
Dec-12 BEL, Brussels - Cirque Royal
Dec-14 ENG, Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
Dec-15 ENG, Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec-17 SCO, Glasgow SSE - Hydro Arena
Dec-18 ENG, Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Dec-20 WAL, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Dec-21 ENG, London - 02 Arena