ALTER BRIDGE has announced the first 2020 U.S. leg of the "Walk The Sky" tour. The band will play a kick-off date in Lake Charles, Lousiana at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board ShipRocked cruise as co-headliner alongside HALESTORM. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Los Angeles, California, among others, before wrapping up on February 27 in Spokane, Washington. Special guests Clint Lowery and DEEPFALL will open the shows. Fan club pre-sale begins on November 12, with public on sale on Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Ticket information for all shows can be found at AlterBridge.com.
Jan. 31 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Casino
Feb. 1-6 - ShipRocked
Feb. 08 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 09 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Center
Feb. 11 - Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall
Feb. 12 - Fort Wayne, IN - Clyde Theatre
Feb. 14 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theatre AC
Feb. 15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Feb. 17 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Feb. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Resort
Feb. 23 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Feb. 26 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Feb. 27 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
ALTER BRIDGE's latest album, "Walk The Sky", was released on October 18 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" is a "complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band's previous releases to create something new."
Guitarist Mark Tremonti told Kerrang! magazine about "Walk The Sky": "It's kinda like a [revered horror maestro] John Carpenter movie — this old-school synth-wave kind of vibe. Somebody might hear the record and have no idea that was intended, but for a batch of songs, I tapped into some old loops that I either created or found randomly online, and worked with them in the background to inspire me to go in a different direction. I loved working like that. We challenge ourselves to not repeat ourselves and find new inspiration to add a different layer to what we do. It's particularly challenging when you've had so many records, but when I showed Myles [Kennedy, vocals/guitar] what I was thinking, he absolutely loved it and was on board right away."
As for how "Walk The Sky" compares to the rest of ALTER BRIDGE's discography, Mark said: "It's hard to completely get away from who we are — the same four guys in the band — but everyone who's heard the record says it has its own personality and doesn't sound like any particular ALTER BRIDGE record. But that being said, it's familiar ALTER BRIDGE territory, and Myles has said it's kind of the answer to 'AB III'. That was a very brooding and dark lyrical record, whereas this one is the yang to the yin of that. 'AB III' was kind of about a loss of faith and not believing. Myles was having a dark moment in that time and he wrote the majority of the lyrics. This is more of an enlightening, Zen kind of record. It's not a preachy record by any means; it's more of a free-spirited kind of thing."
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