Alter Bridge announce sixth full-length, Walk The Sky; reveal tour with Shinedown, The Raven Age, and Sevendust

Photo by: Dan Sturgess

Official press release:

For over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th via Napalm Records. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint 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 is a complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new from the band.

Recorded in a way 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 create 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 sophomore 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 catalog. 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 favorite “Waters Rising”. The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential Alter Bridge and will released in two weeks. 

The album is now available for pre-order at this location.

Alter Bridge will be heading out on a worldwide tour beginning in September. The tour will begin in the United States before heading over to Europe to close out 2019. The European headline dates scheduled for November and December will feature Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven Age. The North American dates will be announced in the near future. The band has also been announced as part of the inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

Walk The Sky track listing:

  1. “One Life”
  2. “Wouldn’t You Rather”
  3. “In The Deep”
  4. “Godspeed”
  5. “Native Son”
  6. “Take The Crown”
  7. “Indoctrination”
  8. “The Bitter End”
  9. “Pay No Mind”
  10. “Forever Falling”
  11. “Clear Horizon”
  12. “Walking On The Sky”
  13. “Tear Us Apart”
  14. “Dying Light”

11/12 – Copenhagen, DK | KB Hall
11/14 – Helsinki, FI | Ice Hall Black Box
11/16 – Stockholm, SE | Hovet
11/17 – Oslo, NO | Sentrum Scene
11/19 – Hamburg, DE | Sporthalle
11/20 – Berlin, DE | Columbiahalle
11/22 – Leipzig, DE | Hause Auensee
11/23 – Warsaw, PL | Hala Kolo
11/26 – Cologne, DE | Palladium
11/27 – Munich, DE | Zenith
11/29 – Vienna, AT | Gasometer
12/01 – Zurich, CH | Halle 622
12/02 – Milan, IT | Mediolanum Forum
12/04 – Barcelona, ES | St. Jordi Club
12/06 – Lisbon, PT | Sala Tejo
12/07 – Madrid, ES | Vistalegre
12/09 – Paris, FR | Olympia
12/10 – Amsterdam, NL | AFAS LIve
12/12 – Brussels, BE | Cirque Royal
12/14 – Nottingham, UK | Motorpoint Arena
12/15 – Manchester, UK | Manchester Arena
12/17 – Glasgow, UK | Hydro Arena
12/18 – Birmingham, UK | Birmingham Arena
12/20 – Cardiff, UK | Motorpoint Arena
12/21 – London, UK | 02 Arena

Alter Bridge is:

Myles Kennedy – vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti – guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall – bass
Scott Phillips – drums