Alter Bridge release music video for first single “Wouldn’t You Rather”

Alter Bridge band pic
On the heels of the recently announced US co-headline tour with Skillet, Alter Bridge has released the first song and music video from their upcoming sixth studio album, “Walk the Sky”.

“Wouldn’t You Rather” has already started to make noise at radio and the companion video is now available. The clip, directed by Dan Sturgess, is a performance video that showcases the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.

The video for “Wouldn’t You Rather” can be seen below.

For over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Recorded in a way the band have 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 craft 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 second 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 catalogue. 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” favourite, “Waters Rising”. The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential Alter Bridge and will be released in two weeks, on Friday 28th June.

“Walk the Sky” is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th, 2019, via Napalm Records. The album is now available for pre-order here.

Tracklist:
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

Recently, Alter Bridge announced the Victorious Sky Tour beginning in September that will take them throughout the United States co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. 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.

North American Tour Dates 2019:
Sept-22  Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Sept-24  New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sept-25  Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sept-27  Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Sept-28  Grand Rapids, MI * – 20 Monroe Live
Sept-30  Toronto, ON * – Rebel
Oct-3   Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct-5   Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct-6   Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Oct-8   Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
Oct-10  Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Oct-11  Kansas City, MO – Arvest Band Theatre
Oct-13  Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct-14  St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct-16  Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
Oct-17  Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Oct-19  San Antonio, TX – Vines Event Center
Oct-20  Dallas, TX – Tress
Oct-22  Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
Oct-24  Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct-25  Orlando, FL – House of Blues
* (no Dirty Honey)

The European headline tour billed as the Walk the Sky Tour is scheduled for November and December and will feature Shinedown (all dates), Sevendust (UK dates only), and The Raven Age (all dates excluding UK).

European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
12-Nov-19 DEN, Copenhagen KB Hall
14-Nov-19 FIN, Helsinki Ice Hall Black Box
16-Nov-19 SWE, Stockholm Hovet
17-Nov-19 NOR, Oslo Sentrum Scene
19-Nov-19 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
20-Nov-19 GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
22-Nov-19 GER, Leipzig Hause Auensee
23-Nov-19 POL, Warsaw Hala Kolo
26-Nov-19 GER,Cologne Palladium
27-Nov-19 GER, Munich Zenith
29-Nov-19 AUT, Vienna Gasometer
01-Dec-19 SWI, Zurich Halle 622
02-Dec-19 ITA, Milan Mediolanum Forum
04-Dec-19 SPA, Barcelona St. Jordi Club
06-Dec-19 POR, Lisbon Sala Tejo
07-Dec-19 SPA, Madrid Vistalegre
09-Dec-19 FRA, Paris Olympia
10-Dec-19 HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live
12-Dec-19 BEL, Brussels Cirque Royal
14-Dec-19 ENG, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
15-Dec-19 ENG, Manchester Arena
17-Dec-19 SCO, Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
18-Dec-19 ENG, Birmingham Arena
20-Dec-19 WAL, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
21-Dec-19 ENG, London 02 Arena
 
Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets then go on general sale from 10am, Friday 21st June. Buy online from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. See VIP meet & greet packages and all Alter Bridge tour dates here. The band has recently been announced as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti enthuses: “We are honoured to be returning to with our friends in Shinedown, Sevendust, and The Raven Age this winter. See you all very soon, we couldn’t be happier with the lineup and can’t wait to share our new tunes with you!”...

Brent Smith, Shinedown frontman adds: “It is such a profound and distinct honour to be accompanying Alter Bridge on tour this November and December. We have such deep respect for them and their fans. When the opportunity was presented to us, we jumped at the chance to be able to tour with our friends in A.B. So come one, come ALL to the rock n’ roll event of the year, and let’s celebrate...TOGETHER!”  
 
Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon concludes: “So excited to come back to the UK and to be with our brothers in Alter Bridge and Shinedown. It’s going to be an amazing run!”...

Line-up:
Myles Kennedy - Vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti - Guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall - Bass
Scott Phillips - Drums

Weblinks:
www.alterbridge.com
www.facebook.com/alterbridge