ALTER BRIDGE TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM, WALK THE SKY, VIA NAPALM RECORDS ON OCTOBER 18TH
BAND ANNOUNCE HEADLINE ARENA TOUR OF EUROPE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST & THE RAVEN AGE
[Photo Credit: 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 album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th via Napalm Records. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative high point for the quartet – comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass, and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky draws upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new.
Recorded in a way the band have 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 craft 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 first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential ALTER BRIDGE and will be released in two weeks, on Friday 28th June.
The album is now available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky
The track listing for Walk The Sky is:
1) One Life
2) Wouldn’t You Rather
3) In The Deep
5) Native Son
6) Take The Crown
8) The Bitter End
9) Pay No Mind
10) Forever Falling
11) Clear Horizon
12) Walking On The Sky
13) Tear Us Apart
14) Dying Light
ALTER BRIDGE are also pleased to confirm their return to Europe for headline arena shows in November and December, accompanied by special guests SHINEDOWN (all dates), SEVENDUST (UK dates only), and THE RAVEN AGE (all dates excluding UK).
Join the pre-Christmas festivities at:
12-Nov-19 DEN, Copenhagen KB Hall
14-Nov-19 FIN, Helsinki Ice Hall Black Box
16-Nov-19 SWE, Stockholm Hovet
17-Nov-19 NOR, Oslo Sentrum Scene
19-Nov-19 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
20-Nov-19 GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
22-Nov-19 GER, Leipzig Hause Auensee
23-Nov-19 POL, Warsaw Hala Kolo
26-Nov-19 GER,Cologne Palladium
27-Nov-19 GER, Munich Zenith
29-Nov-19 AUT, Vienna Gasometer
01-Dec-19 SWI, Zurich Halle 622
02-Dec-19 ITA, Milan Mediolanum Forum
04-Dec-19 SPA, Barcelona St. Jordi Club
06-Dec-19 POR, Lisbon Sala Tejo
07-Dec-19 SPA, Madrid Vistalegre
09-Dec-19 FRA, Paris Olympia
10-Dec-19 HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live
12-Dec-19 BEL, Brussels Cirque Royal
14-Dec-19 ENG, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
15-Dec-19 ENG, Manchester Arena
17-Dec-19 SCO, Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
18-Dec-19 ENG, Birmingham Arena
20-Dec-19 WAL, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
21-Dec-19 ENG, London 02 Arena
Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets then go on general sale from 10am, Friday 21st June. Buy online from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. See VIP meet & greet packages and all ALTER BRIDGE tour dates at: www.alterbridge.com.
The band has recently been announced as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.
ALTER BRIDGE’s Mark Tremonti enthuses, “We are honoured to be returning to with our friends in SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST, and THE RAVEN AGE 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!”
Stay tuned for more ALTER BRIDGE news soon.
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.