Fresh from Myles Kennedy’s tour of duty with Slash’s touring band and Mark Tremonti’s sabbatical catching up with his old mates and touring and making some money and stuff (Creed), Alter Bridge are set to return to the studio to create a much anticipated third album and take things back on the road. The band have announced several UK dates for October already. I’ve seen them twice at the O2 Academy (formerly the Carling Academy) in Glasgow (see my amateurish vid below) and rate them as one of my favourite live acts. Myles has an amazing rock voice (not to mention being pretty damned handy around a fretboard) and Mark’s lead guitar playing is as tight as you’ll ever hear. Drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall manage to hold their own too. You can check out the MP3 samples of the amazing Alter Bridge album “Blackbird” below, if you’re not familiar with the band.
The announced Alter Bridge tour dates (UK) are as follows:
Saturday October 16 – Glasgow Academy
Sunday October 17 – Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday October 19 – Manchester Academy
Wednesday October 20 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday October 22 – Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Saturday October 23 – Southampton Guildhall
Monday October 25 – Birmingham 02 Academy
Tuesday October 26 – Bristol Colston Hall
Thanks to Metal Hammer for this news.
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