It’s festival season so as people start to float (literally) into Download the upcoming tour announcements are being made…
This one leaked yesterday via some cockup on Twitter apparently, but the official announcement is now out: Alter Bridge are back at the end of 2019, bringing a new album with them! Oh, and they’re also bringing Shinedown and Sevendust to their arena dates which rack up as follows:
- Sat 14th Dec – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
- Sun 15th Dec – MANCHESTER Arena
- Tue 17th Dec – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
- Wed 18th Dec – BIRMINGHAM Arena
- Fri 20th Dec – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
- Sat 21st Dec – LONDON O2 Arena
Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets then go on general sale from 10am, Friday 21st June.
Their new album, Walk The Sky, will be with us beforehand as it drops on October 18th. The first single, “Wouldn’t You Rather” is out on June 28th. Yes, only two weeks away! You can pre-order now from various places.
The fourteen-track opus marks a creative high point for the quartet – comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass, and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky draws upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new.
Recorded in a way the band have never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to craft the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method (going back to their second release Blackbird) where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs.
From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” Alter Bridge have created a formidable addition to their music catalogue. Songs like “Godspeed,” “Native Son”, and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favourite, “Waters Rising.”
- One Life
- Wouldn’t You Rather
- In The Deep
- Native Son
- Take The Crown
- The Bitter End
- Pay No Mind
- Forever Falling
- Clear Horizon
- Walking On The Sky
- Tear Us Apart
- Dying Light
Rock act Delain are delighted to announce a string of headline shows in England for February 2020. Support acts will be revealed in due course. The band have been hard at work writing their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s Moonbathers, so fans should expect to hear new tunes at these shows!
Dates for the Masters Of Destiny tour are as follows:
- Thu 6th Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
- Fri 7th Feb – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
- Sat 8th Feb – BRISTOL Anson Rooms
- Sun 9th Feb – LONDON Electric Brixton
Pre-sale tickets are available via O2 from Monday 17th June at 9am and via Live Nation from Tuesday 18th June at 9am. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 19th June.
We are excited to announce that we will perform in the UK again early 2020! Some of our favourite shows have been in the UK and we can’t wait to rock out with all of you once again during the UK leg of our Masters of Destiny tour. We will bring our brand new studio album with us, so prepare for a set list full of surprises! See you soon!”
Thrice / Refused
Thrice have released their Record Store EP Deeper Wells digitally today, and you can stream it from all the usual locations.
Deeper Wells was released physically on April 13th – exclusively for this year’s Record Store Day. It includes four new tracks, recorded during the sessions for their 2018 album, Palms. The EP was produced by Eric Palmquist and Thrice and mixed by John Congelton.
Last month, Thrice announced their co-headlining European/ U.K. tour with Refused, which kicks off on October 26th in Birmingham. Please see below for the full list of dates. Tickets are on sale now via band’s website.
You can see Thrice co-headlining with Refused at the following dates:
- 26th October O2 Academy, Birmingham
- 27th October Barrowlands, Glasgow
- 29th October O2 Academy, Bristol
- 30th October O2 Brixton, London
- 31st October Academy, Manchester
- 1st November Rock City, Nottingham