ALTER BRIDGE RETURN WITH LONG-AWAWITED NEW ALBUM "FORTRESS" OCTOBER 8TH

It has been three years since Alter Bridge's last studio album, ABIII,
was released in the US, but it is clear their fans have been waiting
for them to return. Now the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles
Kennedy on vocals, Mark Tremonti on guitar, Brian Marshall on bass and
Scott Phillips on drums return with their fourth album, Fortress
slated for release on October 8th via EMI Label Services. The latest
record builds upon the sound that Alter Bridge has been known for with
their uncompromised vocal melodies, untouchable dueling guitar work
and pounding rhythm section. The album was produced by long-time
Alter Bridge producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, known for his work
with Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year and Incubus to name a few.

"When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves
harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the
most out of every individual arrangement. We wanted this album to be
our most unpredictable and exciting one yet. From the early feedback
we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to
do," exclaims Tremonti.

From the opening acoustic guitar work on "Cry Of Achilles" through the
other 12 songs on Fortress, it is clear Alter Bridge are back to
reclaim their place as one of hard rock's marquee bands. The band
showcases some of their heaviest material ever in tracks like "Bleed
It Dry" and "Farther Than The Sun," but also shows their signature
softer side with songs like "All Ends Well" and the epic title track
"Fortress." Fortress is 13 tracks of unapologetic, searing hard rock
that Alter Bridge has come to be synonymous with around the globe.

Alter Bridge recently announced their only US show in 2013 in Orlando,
FL on October 4th at the House of Blues. Tickets for this show will
go on-sale on Friday, July 26 and can be purchased at
ticketmaster.com. The band then heads over to Europe where they will
begin an extensive headlining world tour that will run from October
16th through November 16 and will feature Shinedown and Halestorm
joining the band on select dates. Alter Bridge will also make a
triumphant return to Wembley Arena in London on October 18th, a venue
they sold out on ABIII and documented with the CD/DVD, Alter Bridge
Live At Wembley.

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. 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. When Alter Bridge is on hiatus, singer Myles Kennedy
can be found fronting Slash's band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and
the Conspirators. Guitarist Mark Tremonti recently released his fist
solo project All I Was that found Wolfgang Van Halen playing bass with
Mark on the road. Scott Phillips formed Projected with John Connolly
and Vinnie Hornsby of Sevendust and released their debut in 2012.

ALTER BRIDGE TOUR DATES

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
Oct 4th Orlando, FL House of Blues (Only US show in 2013)
Oct 16th Nottingham, UK Arena
Oct 17th Birmingham, UK NIA
Oct 18th London, UK Wembley Arena
Oct 20th Cardiff, UK Arena
Oct 21st Glasgow, UK Hydro
Oct 22nd Manchester, UK Arena
Oct 24th Paris, FRA Zenith
Oct 25th Brussels, BEL AB
Oct 27th Berlin, GER Huxleys
Oct 28th Copenhagen, DEN Vega
Oct 29th Stockholm, SWE Arenan
Nov 3rd Amsterdam, HOL Heineken Music Hall
Nov 4th Dusseldorf, GER Mitsbishi Electric Halle
Nov 5th Wiesbaden, GER Schlachthof
Nov 7th Vienna, AUS Gasometer
Nov 8th Munich, GER Zenith
Nov 9th Zurich, SWI Hallenstadion
Nov 11th Rome, ITA Atlantico
Nov 12th Milan, ITA Mediolanum
Nov 14th Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz 2
Nov 15th Madrid, SPA Arena
Nov 16th Lisbon, POR Coliseum




Bob Zerull
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