Hard rock titans ALTER BRIDGE will embark on their first headline tour of 2017 across North America beginning on January 21 in Mobile, Alabama. "The Last Hero" tour will make stops in cities across the country such as Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Las Vegas, Nevada before wrapping up in Seattle, Washington. The tour will commence after the band gets back from rocking the high seas on board ShipRocked.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale for select dates will begin on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 p.m. When prompted, type in the presale code "BBMAB2017" to access tickets before the general public.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 21 - Saenger Theatre - Mobile, AL
Jan. 22 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Jan. 24 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
Jan. 25 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
Jan. 27 - Anthem At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA
Jan. 28 - Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino North - Kansas City, MO
Jan. 31 - Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
Feb. 01 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Totonto, ON
Feb. 03 - Metroplis - Montreal, QUE
Feb. 04 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 07 - House of Blue Boston - Boston, MA
Feb. 09 - Playstation Theater - New York, NY
Feb. 10 - The Fillmore - Silverspring, MD
Feb. 12 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
Feb. 14 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Feb. 16 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 18 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Feb. 19 - Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 20 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Feb. 22 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
ALTER BRIDGE's fifth studio album, "The Last Hero", was released on October 7 by Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe. The CD was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, TREMONTI, TRIVIUM) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen.
ALTER BRIDGE vocalist Myles Kennedy told FaceCulture in a recent interview that even though the band's new album is called "The Last Hero", it's not necessarily a politically oriented record. Kennedy explained: "The trick was not to get too directly political, because all that does is piss people off. One of the key emotions a lot of people seem to be feeling is disillusionment, and what I try to do as a lyricist is touch on these emotions."
Guitarist Mark Tremonti agreed, telling The Pulse Of Radio that the album title and concept is more general in nature. "Myles kind of ran with that as a theme for the record," he said. "It's a calling out for leaders in this world that you can trust and put faith in and, you know, it's just such a circus right now, especially here in the States, with everything that's going on. So it's just, you know, a call out to find new leaders in this world."
A previously unreleased song called "Breathe", first recorded by the band in 2004 during the sessions for its debut album "One Day Remains", was included as a bonus track on the Best Buy edition of "The Last Hero".