The Orlando-based group formed in 2004, bringing together former Creed members Mark Tremonti (guitar/vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums) with vocalist/guitarist Myles Kennedy, formerly of The Mayfield Four. When Kennedy isn’t rocking out with Alter Bridge, he’s providing vocals for Slash’s solo project.
Alter Bridge released its fifth studio album, The Last Hero, in October.
A review from Classic Rock’s Grant Moon says, “Twelve years and four albums in, Alter Bridge’s style ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people. Their huge, kitchen-sink-’n’-all anthems blend mainstream hooks with manicured metal, and choruses machine-tooled for radio and stadiums. Guitar god Mark Tremonti’s swathes of metallic riffs and soaring solos are never knowingly underplayed, and Myles Kennedy’s high-pitched, soulful vocals give this most American of bands a populist edge over others in Generation Download. All these tropes are here on album five. The follow-up to 2013’s dark and heavy Fortress sees the band reach deep for their most earnest, political album to date.”
Following a European tour and an appearance on Shiprocked, the North American trek begins Jan. 21 in Mobile, Ala.
Jan. 21 – Mobile, Ala., Saenger Theatre
Jan. 22 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Jan. 24 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jan. 25 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre
Jan. 27 – Sioux City, Iowa, Anthem At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan. 28 – North Kansas City, Mo., VooDoo Lounge / Harrah’s North Kansas City
Jan. 31 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rapids Theatre
Feb. 1 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb. 3 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Feb. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Feb. 7 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Feb. 9 – New York, N.Y., PlayStation Theater
Feb. 10 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Feb. 12 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
Feb. 14 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Feb. 16 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Feb. 18 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Feb. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Feb. 20 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 22 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre
An artist presale is ongoing. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale to the general public Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit AlterBridge.com for more information.