Alter Birdge drop new album artwork and track listing.

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International rock juggernauts, ALTER BRIDGE are set to release their long-awaited fourth studio album, ‘Fortress’ on 30th September. 

Three years have passed since the critically lauded ‘ABIII’ crashed into the Top 10 of the UK Album Chart, and now Myles Kennedy (vocals), Mark Tremonti (guitar), Brian Marshall (bass), and Scott Phillips (drums) return with a new collection of songs to cement their place at the top.

‘Fortress’ was recorded and produced by long-time ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette (Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Trivium) at his studio in the band’s native Florida.   

From the opening acoustic guitar on ‘Cry Of Achilles’ through the other 12 songs on ‘Fortress’, it is clear ALTER BRIDGE are back to underline their status as one of contemporary hard rock’s breakthrough bands.  The four piece showcase some of their heaviest material ever in tracks like ‘Bleed It Dry’ and ‘Farther Than The Sun’, but also reprise their signature, softer side with songs like ‘All Ends Well’ and the epic title track ‘Fortress’. ‘Fortress’ is 13 tracks of unapologetic, searing hard rock that ALTER BRIDGE has come to be synonymous with. 

“When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement.  We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet.  From the early feedback we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to do,” comments Tremonti.  

Track listing for “Fortress” is listed below:

1. Cry Of Achilles
2. Addicted To Pain
3. Bleed It Dry
4. Lover
5. The Uninvited
6. Peace Is Broken
7. Calm The Fire
8. Waters Rising
9. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

ALTER BRIDGE kick off a fresh round of touring with a special one-off show at Orlando, Florida’s House of Blues on 4th October.  The gig will be their only US show of 2013.  The band then head to Europe where they will embark on an extensive headline tour through October/November, with special guests Shinedown  (UK only) and Halestorm.  The UK leg includes a triumphant return to London’s Wembley Arena, a venue they sold out on ‘ABIII’ and documented with the CD/DVD, ‘Alter Bridge Live At Wembley’. 

The UK and European dates are as follows:

Wed 16th Oct – NOTTINGHAM UK Arena


Fri 18th Oct – LONDON UK Wembley Arena

Sun 20th Oct – CARDIFF UK Motorpoint Arena

Mon 21st Oct – GLASGOW UK Hydro

Tue 22nd Oct – MANCHESTER UK Arena

Thu 24th Oct – PARIS FR Zenith

Fri 25th Oct – BRUSSELS BE AB

Sun 27th Oct – BERLIN DE Huxleys

Mon 28th Oct – COPENHAGEN DK Vega

Tue 29th Oct – STOCKHOLM SE Arenan

Sun 3 Nov – AMSTERDAM NL Heineken Music Hall

Mon 4 Nov – DUSSELDORF DE Mitsubishi Electric Hall

Tue 5th Nov – WIESBADEN DE Schlachthof

Thu 7th Nov – VIENNA AT Gasometer

Fri 8th Nov – MUNICH DE Zenith

Sat 9th Nov – ZURICH CH Hallenstadion

Mon 11th Nov – ROME IT Atlantico

Tue 12th Nov – MILAN IT Mediolanum Forum

Thu 14th Nov – BARCELONA ES RAzzmatazz

Fri 15th Nov – MARID ES Arena

Sat 16 Nov – LISBON PT Coliseum

Tickets are on sale now, with some dates almost sold out, so hurry to get yours now from box offices, all usual ticket agents and online.

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 established the band’s profile worldwide.  The epic solo in the title track was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by the UK’s Guitarist Magazine.  ABIII was released in 2010 and the single ‘Isolation’ gave the band their first #1 radio single in the USA.  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 saw Wolfgang Van Halen playing bass with Mark’s band on the road.  Scott Phillips formed Projected with John Connolly and Vinnie Hornsby of Sevendust and released their debut in 2012.