ALTER BRIDGE RETURN TO THE UK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS HALESTORM & SHINEDOWN
Posted on April 2, 2013Alter Bridge are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the UK for a six-date arena tour this October. The upcoming tour run marks the band's first time back in the UK since November 2011. In the interim, guitarist Mark Tremonti released his debut solo record All I Was, Myles Kennedy returned to playing with Slash fronting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and Scott Phillips teamed up with friends in Sevendust to form Projected. Alter Bridge toured extensively in support of their last release ABIII which was released in 2010. That tour would be immortalized in the band's now legendary sold-out performance at London's Wembley Arena. The concert was captured on film and released as the Alter Bridge: Live At Wembley DVD. Currently, the band comprised of Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips are at work recording their upcoming album on Roadrunner Records slated for release some time in September.
Singer Myles Kennedy says he is "thrilled to be returning to the UK with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with the part of the world that embraced Alter Bridge from the start."
Dates are as follows:
Wed 16th Oct - NOTTINGHAM Arena
Thu 17th Oct - BIRMINGHAM NIA
Fri 18th Oct - LONDON Wembley Arena
Sun 20th Oct - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Mon 21st Oct - GLASGOW Hydro
Tue 22nd Oct - MANCHESTER Arena
Rounding out the bill are SHINEDOWN and recent Grammy Award winners, HALESTORM.
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Shinedown has been touring in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Amaryllis'.Charismatic frontman, Brent Smith comments: "We are truly honoured to be playing with Alter Bridge in the UK this year. We are such big fans of the band, and admire them greatly. Rock n' roll is a way of life for all of us in SHINEDOWN, and we are so excited to be apart of such an amazing tour!"
Fresh off their own recent UK dates, HALESTORM already can't wait to get back to these shores this Autumn. The are still celebrating their recent Grammy win for ‘Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance' for single ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)', taken from their current album ‘The Strange Case Of...'. Guitar-wielding banshee Lzzy Hale had this to say, "I'm so excited to be sharing the stage with our friends in Shinedown and Alter Bridge! I am so lucky to be the little sis of Rock on this tour. All of these men have been so influential to my life, and are tremendous performers. Anyone attending one of these shows better be prepared to leave the building barefoot, cuz the lot of us are gonna rock your socks off!"
General tickets go on sale 9am Friday 5th April, priced at £25 regionally / £26.50 London and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk.
Want to get your tickets two days earlier? Record label Roadrunner have a limited amount of presale tickets available for the tour. To order tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale, visit alterbridge.seetickets.com. This special presale starts Wednesday 3rd April at 9am.