MJR Presents ALTER BRIDGE –
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
** Due to logistical issues, the Alter Bridge show (originally scheduled for April 1) will now be moved to Friday March 31. Ticket holders that can’t make the event simply need to contact their ticketing provider or firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund.
US-based, Kiwi-born hard rockers LIKE A STORM have been announced as the opening act for the legendary ALTER BRIDGE.
LIKE A STORM have fought hard to be heard. The three brothers from New Zealand went to the United States in 2009 knowing no one. After tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, THE END OF THE BEGINNING, they built a diehard and devoted fanbase and soon were opening for the likes of Creed, Alter Bridge and Shinedown in the States.
Orlando, Florida-based rock legends Alter Bridge are today announcing that they will return to Australian shores in April 2017, presented by MJR Presents. Early October 2016 saw Alter Bridge release their latest studio album ‘The Last Hero’ in Australia – to an ARIA #6 album chart debut. With an obviously loyal and ravenous fanbase down under, Alter Bridge are coming down under to celebrate the success.
Alter Bridge’s album Fortress was released in 2013 and it was clear their fans were eagerly waiting for them to return. Now the rock juggernaut comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums are returning to Australia on the back of their fifth album, The Last Hero. The new release is a monster that builds upon the sound that Alter Bridge has become known for with their uncompromised vocal melodies, untouchable dueling guitar work and pounding rhythm section.
Founded in 2004, the quartet immediately went gold in the US with their debut album One Day Remains – and that was just the beginning. Each and every subsequent critically acclaimed release would hit the top album charts in Alter Bridge`s home country, find partnerships with the likes of WWE, MLB and ESPN, and concerts around the globe created a legion of supporters known as the AB Nation! Europe also pledged their allegiance. Alter Bridge`s 2013 effort Fortress gave the band their highest chart entries in Germany, the UK, Austria and Switzerland.
The Last Hero creates musical imagery to showcase a common theme that runs throughout the record: paying tribute to, and touching on the need for heroes and leaders in a complex world. “Show me a leader that won`t compromise – show me a leader so hope never dies.“
Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Trivium, Tremonti etc) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen, The Last Hero is the diversified and resolute rock album we have all been waiting for: welcome back, Alter Bridge!
Ultimately, Alter Bridge heroically deliver for fans worldwide and rock music at large. “It’s good to be back in the Alter Bridge battle,” Myles leaves off. “Every time we tour, I’m reminded of how great it is to have this passionate and loyal audience. We don’t take it lightly. We consider it an honor that people let us into their lives that way – and we can’t wait to see our loyal fans down under in April.”
Friday 31st March
Powerstation, Auckland, Tickets available from www.aaaticketing.co.nz
Monday 3rd April
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD Tickets available from www.fatsoma.com
Tuesday 4th April
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au
Thursday 6th April
Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Saturday 8th April
Metropolis, Fremantle WA Tickets available from www.oztix.com