(December 9th, 2013 – New York, NY) Alter Bridge announces today the first batch of US tour dates for their upcoming Fortress tour. These dates are the first dates the band has played since 2011, which was in support of their previous album, ABIII. The first announced dates will take place in April and will have the band stopping in markets such as Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and New York with more dates to be announced in the near future. The band will be stopping in Minneapolis on May 1 and playing at First Avenue. Alter Bridge is touring the US in support of their latest critically acclaimed release Fortress that was released in October via Alter Bridge Records through Caroline in the US. Fortress debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart and #8 on the iTunes Top Album chart the week it as released. The latest release from the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitar, Mark Tremonti on guitar/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums, has been getting rave reviews around the world with The Guardian newspaper calling Fortress: “As epic as prime Led Zep and as thunderous as peak-form Sabbath…" and Loudwire recently named the album one of the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2013.
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 first 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.