ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS vocalist Myles Kennedy will embark on a 15-city U.S. solo tour later this summer. Support on the trek will come from Tyler Bryant.
Myles said: "Happy to be hitting the road with the full band and our friend Tyler Bryant as support."
Public on-sale begins Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m. local time.
Sep. 07 - St. Petersburg, FL - Floridian Social Club
Sep. 08 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
Sep. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Sep. 13 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
Sep. 14 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Sep. 17 - Racine, WI - Route 20
Sep. 20 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Sep. 22 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
Sep. 23 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Sep. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Enclave
Sep. 26 - Red Bank, NJ - The Vogel
Sep. 28 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sep. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Oct. 01 - Marietta, OH - The Adelphia Music Hall
Oct. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Kennedy's sophomore solo album, "The Ides Of March", was released in May via Napalm Records.
During his time at home due to all touring being canceled, Myles created the framework for the song ideas that would make up "The Ides Of March". He then called up his cohorts from his "Year Of The Tiger" debut — Uddin and Tournier — and the three musicians drove to Florida to record the album with longtime producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
From the slide guitar riffs of "Get Along" to the pensive blues style of closer "Worried Mind", it is clear that Myles has crafted a formidable follow up to his debut solo album. While "Year Of The Tiger" was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles's mind, "The Ides Of March" finds him strapping on his electric guitar and pushing himself as a guitarist/songwriter. Tracks like "A Thousand Words", "Wake Me When It's Over" and "Moonshot" showcase the diverse musical arrangements that have garnered Myles fans globally across all of his projects. The epic "The Ides Of March" clocks in at over seven minutes, and Myles, Tim and Zia showcase their musical chops on the track.
In November, Myles told Kylie Olsson about how "The Ides Of March" compares to "Year Of The Tiger": "It dawned on me last night as I was listening [to the new album], I was, like, 'You basically made a rock record.' [Laughs] I don't know if I went into it with that intention initially. And I feel like it definitely is still a continuation of the overall style that was established for the solo project on 'Year Of The Tiger'. There's a fair amount of acoustic instrumentation; there's a lot of lap steel [guitar]. I love the lap steel; I just love the way you can make it weep — it's got a very vocal quality. But then I realized there's just a lot of guitar and a lot more solos — you know, guitar geek stuff that I enjoy."
A month earlier, Kennedy told Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA that it was a joy to reconnect with Uddin, Tournier and Baskette for the making of the new LP.
"Oh, yeah, it was great," he said. "It was great, because we actually drove [to the studio in Florida]. So Zia, my drummer, who, we've played together for the last 30 years, off and on, since we were in high school. He's, in my opinion, one of the greatest rock and roll drummers alive; he's so good, it's mind-boggling. So we started driving. We left Spokane, with the gear in tow. And then we met Tim about halfway. I think we met somewhere in Tennessee, maybe. Then we after driving to Orlando, we all quarantined. Zia did his drums and then he went home, and then Tim finished up. He hung around for a little while. And then I was there for, I think, seven weeks with Elvis."
He continued: "It's a fun environment. We all love each other dearly. I'm serious when I say this: we're a bunch of middle-aged children. I mean, it's as if we've taken a time machine and we're in the seventh grade. And the humor is ridiculously silly. I don't even know how to articulate how ridiculous it gets when you put all of us in a studio together. [Laughs]"