ALTER BRIDGE WALK THE SKY STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS
Latest Album Hits #1 on Over a Dozen Different Charts Around the Globe and Top 20 on the Billboard 200
(October 29, 2019 – New York, NY) On the heels of wrapping up the successful VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR alongside Skillet and Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge have achieved another milestone in their 15-year career. The latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) has brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe including: Top Current Albums (US), Billboard Top Albums (US), Current Hard Music Albums (US), Current Rock Albums (US), Current Alternative Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Album Consumption (US), Internet Albums (US), Top Albums – Market Share – ADA (US), Top Albums with TEA (US), Hard Music (Canada), Top Hard Music Albums (Canada), 100 Independent Albums (UK), Rock & Metal Chart (UK), Top 100 Swiss Albums (Switzerland). Walk The Sky entered the official album Charts at #3 in Austria, Scotland and the Swedish Hard Rock Charts, at #4 in the UK and Canada at #5 in Germany, at #7 in Australia and #16 on the US Billboard 200.
“15 years into our career as Alter Bridge and we finally have a #1 for album sales in America! We are over the moon to say the least. More important, we are forever grateful to the fans for making it happen,” explains Myles Kennedy.
“We are so honored and excited about the response to the new album. It is a testament to how incredible our fans are and the support they always give us. Thanks to everyone who picked the album up and helped us achieve another career first for Alter Bridge,” adds Mark Tremonti.
Leading up to the release of Walk The Sky, Alter Bridge released five different tracks from the fourteen-song album. The single “Wouldn’t You Rather” along with “Pay No Mind,” “Take The Crown,” “In The Deep,” and “Dying Light” served as appetizers for the 62-minute opus. Walk The Sky is produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available in various configurations athttps://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.
Alter Bridge will begin their European headline tour next month. That tour, billed as the WALK THE SKY TOUR, is scheduled for November and December and will feature Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven Age. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: https://alterbridge.com.
Alter Bridge WALK THE SKY TOUR Featuring Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven Age:
Nov-12 DEN, Copenhagen – KB Hall
Nov-14 FIN, Helsinki – Ice Hall Black Box
Nov-16 SWE, Stockholm – Hovet
Nov-17 NOR, Oslo – Sentrum Scene
Nov-19 GER, Hamburg – Sporthalle
Nov-20 GER, Berlin – Columbiahalle
Nov-22 GER, Leipzig – Hause Auensee
Nov-23 POL, Warsaw – Hala Bemowo
Nov-26 GER, Cologne – Palladium
Nov-27 GER, Munich – Zenith
Nov-29 AUT, Vienna – Gasometer
Dec-01 SWI, Zurich – Halle 622
Dec-02 ITA, Milan – Mediolanum Forum
Dec-04 SPA, Barcelona – St. Jordi Club
Dec-06 POR, Lisbon – Sala Tejo
Dec-07 SPA, Madrid – Vistalegre
Dec-09 FRA, Paris – Olympia
Dec-10 HOL, Amsterdam – AFAS Live
Dec-12 BEL, Brussels – Cirque Royal
Dec-14 ENG, Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Dec-15 ENG, Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec-17 SCO, Glasgow SSE – Hydro Arena
Dec-18 ENG, Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Dec-20 WAL, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Dec-21 ENG, London – 02 Arena
Photo Credit: Dan Sturgess
L to R: Scott Phillips, Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall
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. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’sThe Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. 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. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson.
ALTER BRIDGE line-up:
Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall on bass
Scott Phillips on drums
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