ALTER BRIDGE UNVEIL FIRST DATES OF 2014 U.S. FORTRESS TOUR

Alter Bridge band 2014

Heavy rockers Alter Bridge have unveiled the first few dates of their 2014 U.S. Fortress Tour. After a one-off performance at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL back in October, the band jetted overseas for a European run with support from Shinedown and Halestorm. Now, the band will trek across their homeland beginning on April 14 in Dallas, TX. Only seven dates have been announced thus far, but more shows are soon to be made official. In addition to their own headlining shows, Alter Bridge will be busy on the festival circuit in 2014. The band has been confirmed for Soundwave (Australia), Download (UK), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium). Alter Bridge will be touring off their latest album, Fortress, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the UK Albums Chart, #1 on the UK Rock Chart, and #9 on the Italian Albums Chart. This album was once again produced by their long-time producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year).

Alter Bridge formed in 2004 when Creed members Mark Tremonti, ScottSoundwave 2014 2 Phillips, and Brian Marshall joined up with vocalist Myles Kennedy. The quartet began writing, and released their debut album, One Day Remainslater that same year via Wind-Up Records. The album hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200, and eventually was certified gold. The band toured hard from 2004-2006 and then began writing new material for their next album. They inked a deal with Universal Republic Records, and released their sophomore effort, Blackbirdin 2007. The disc hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200 #4 on US Top Rock Albums, and #2 on UK Rock Albums. It sold over 47,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band embarked on an extensive world tour to support the record, and recorded the live DVD, Live In Amsterdamin Germany on December 7, 2008.

Download 2014In 2009, Alter Bridge took a break, as Tremonti, Phillips, and Marshall reunited with Scott Stapp for a Creed tour, and Myles Kennedy went to work with Slash. In 2010, they returned triumphantly with their third studio LP, AB III. The album debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200, and the album’s lead single, “Isolation”, hit #1 on Active Rock Radio. The band toured relentlessly, with appearances at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Nova Rock Festival, Hellfest Summer Open Air, Download Festival, and Soundwave. In the summer of 2011, the band co-headlined the Carnival of Madness Tour alongside Theory of a Deadman, with special guests Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, and Emphatic. On November 29, 2011, Alter Bridge recorded their show at Wembley Arena for the live DVD Live at WembleyIt was the largest headlining show of the band’s career. – by Matt Bishop

Alter Bridge band bannerAlter Bridge – 2014 U.S. Fortress Tour
April 14 – House of Blues (Dallas, TX
April 15 – House of Blues (Houston, TX)
April 19 – Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA)
April 21 – Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)
April 22 – Royale Boston (Boston, MA)
April 24 – Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
May 1 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)
Festivals and European Dates
February 22 – Soundwave Festival (Brisbane, Australia)
February 23 – Soundwave Festival (Sydney, Australia)
February 28 – Soundwave Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
March 1 – Soundwave Festival (Adelaide, Australia)
March 3 – Soundwave Festival (Perth, Australia)
May 31 – Goffertpark (Nejmegen, Netherlands)
June 13-15 – Download Festival (Donington, UK)
June 25 – Fiera Arena (Milan, Italy)
June 28 – Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium)

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014

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