(August 31st, 2016 – New York, NY) – Alter Bridge has always worked to outdo their previous efforts in every aspect of their career. The same holds true for the newest video for their debut single “Show Me A Leader” that was released today. The video is based on a concept created by Alter Bridge and director Zev Deans that brings life to the story told in the single’s lyrics. The animated video shows the world in turmoil as politicians (represented by suits with megaphone heads) are broadcasting harmful messages to the public. The band is on a roof with a satellite dish performing “Show Me A Leader” to counteract the harmful messages being spread. The video is visually captivating and showcases Deans’ talent and unique creative style, something the band was immediately drawn to. The video premiered on Vevo and can be seen here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/QMEU31692677.
“Show Me A Leader” is the debut single from Alter Bridge’s fifth studio album, The Last Hero. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 7th by Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe. In the US, the song has been moving up the Active Rock charts being a Greatest Gainer this week via Mediabase and was Top 5 Most Added when it was released last week. The single is currently #27 on the Active Rock Chart this week. “Show Me A Leader” is also streaming on Spotify (http://smarturl.it/SMAL_Stream).
The Last Hero is now available for pre-order via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_iTunes), Amazon
(http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_Amz) and Google Play ( http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_GP). Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the debut single “Show Me A Leader.” The album is also available in various fan bundles at www.Alterbridge.com/store. In addition, a new shirt design has been made available to mark the occasion of the video release. The Last Hero was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium, etc) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen.
Alter Bridge is heading out on select U.S. headline dates in support of The Last Hero this coming September and select ticket purchases will come with a digital album. The headline run kicks off September 22nd in Destin, FL. The tour will make stops in San Antonio, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Lincoln, NE; Charlotte, NC; and Nashville, TN. The band will also perform at a few festival dates this Fall including the inaugural Houston Open Air Festival, Sonic Boom, Louder Than Life and the Tulsa State Fair. Tickets for their U.S headline dates are on-sale now via ticketmaster.com.
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.” 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.
2016 Tour Dates
|Sep 22nd #||Destin, FL||Club LA|
|Sep 24th||Houston, TX||Houston Open Air Festival|
|Sep 25th #||San Antonio, TX||Aztec Theater|
|Sep 28th #||Minneapolis, MN||Skyway Theatre|
|Sep 29th #||Lincoln, NE||Bourbon Theatre|
|Oct 1st||Janesville, WI||Sonic Boom|
|Oct 2nd||Louisville, KY||Louder Than Life|
|Oct 4th #||Charlotte, NC||Fillmore|
|Oct 5th #||Nashville, TN||War Memorial Auditorium|
|Oct 7th #||Dallas, TX||House Of Blues|
|Oct 8th||Tulsa, OK||Tulsa State Fair – Oklahoma Stage|
Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.