ALTER BRIDGE ANNOUNCE WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020 TOUR DATES FOR FEBRUARY

Photo Credit: Dan Sturgess L to R: Scott Phillips, Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall

Latest Album Walk The Sky Debuted at #1 on Over a Dozen Different Charts Around the Globe

On the heels of their first career #1 on the Top Current Albums Chart in the US, Alter Bridge are announcing the first leg of 2020 of their Walk The Sky Tour. The band will play a kickoff date in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31st before jumping on board Shiprocked as co-headliner alongside Halestorm. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Milwaukee, Wi; and Los Angeles, CA among others before wrapping up on February 27th in Spokane, WA. Special guests Clint Lowery and Deepfall will open the shows. Fan club pre-sale begins on November 12th with public on sale on Friday, November 15th at 10AM local time. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: https://alterbridge.com.

Alter Bridge recently released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe including: Top Current Albums (US), Billboard Top Albums (US), Current Hard Music Albums (US), Current Rock Albums (US), Current Alternative Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Album Consumption (US), Internet Albums (US), Top Albums – Market Share – ADA (US), Top Albums with TEA (US), Hard Music (Canada), Top Hard Music Albums (Canada), 100 Independent Albums (UK), Rock & Metal Chart (UK), Top 100 Swiss Albums (Switzerland). Walk The Sky entered the official album Charts at #3 in Austria, Scotland and the Swedish Hard Rock Charts, at #4 in the UK and Canada at #5 in Germany, at #7 in Australia and #16 on the US Billboard 200. Walk The Sky is produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available in various configurations at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky

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 BillboardThe GuardianLoudwireUltimate 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. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. 

Walk The Sky Tour 2020
1-31 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino *
2-1 – 2-6 – Shiprocked
2-8 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
2-9 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center
2-11 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
2-12 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
2-14 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
2-15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
2-17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
2-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
2-20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
2-21 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort
2-23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
2-24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
2-26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
2-27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

CD Review: Alter Bridge “Fortress”

Alter Bridge
“Fortress”
Universal
Producer: Michael Baskette
Tracks: 12

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

It’s been three years since the boys in Alter Bridge have released a new album and the wait is finally over! The group’s new album “Fortress” features 12 hard rocking numbers that follow closely in the footsteps of the bands previous releases “AB III” and “Black Bird”. Michael “Elvis” Baskette was once again chosen to man the role of producer for the album which is being released via Universal.

“Fortress” hits the ground running with the explosive opener “Addicted to Pain” which teeters on the verge of metal as guitarist Mark Tremonti lays down some heavy riffage while vocalist Myles Kennedy displays a vocal range that could rival that of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. The album continues its heavy approach with tracks like “Bleed it Dry”, “Cry a River” and “Farther Than the Sun” before giving way to more melodic numbers such as “All Ends Well” and “Lover”. The overall sound and production of the album is crisp and clear making each of the 12 performances enjoyable to listen to even for the most casual of listeners

Sometimes when bands use the same producer time and time again their sound and style starts to become complacent however Alter Bridge and Michael Baskette have broken that norm with “Fortress”. The album is powerful and does a good job showcasing the bands talent which in my opinion has been elevated to the next level. There were a times that I think Kennedy could have scaled some of his vocal performances back which would have allowed things to sit in the pocket better however when you have a range as wide as his you can’t totally fault the guy for using it. Hardcore Alter Bridge fans will certainly want to pick this release up as will any true fan of hard rock music.

Track Listing:
1.) Addicted to Pain
2.) All Ends Well
3.) Bleed It Dry
4.) Calm the Fire
5.) Cry a River
6.) Cry of Achilles
7.) Farther Than the Sun
8.) Fortress
9.) Lover
10.) Peace is Broken
11.) The Uninvited
12.) Waters Rising

William Holden’s daughter, Virginia, to appear at screening of “The Bridge on the River Kwai” in Omaha

In conjunction with the release of her new book, “Growing Up with William Holden,” his daughter Virginia Holden will appear at a benefit screening of director David Lean’s masterpiece “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” The screening will be held at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, November 4, 2011 and will benefit the Nebraska Kidney Association.

The 1957 film stars William Holden, Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins and received seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lean) and Best Actor (Guiness).

Copies of the new book will be available for purchase at the event and Ms. Holden will be available for autographs. This is the 29th Class Film Event presented by Bruce Crawford and his Omaha Film Event organization. Previous screenings include “The Godfather,” “Jaws,” “Singing in the Rain” and “Young Frankenstein.”

Tickets are $20.00 and are available at all Omaha area HyVee Food Stores. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the night of the screening. For more information, or to find out how you can obtain tickets from outside the Omaha area, please call (402) 932-7200. For more information on Bruce Crawford and previous Omaha Film Event screenings go to www.omahafilmevent.com.