For nearly 25 years Alter Bridge have been at the forefront of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, and have released five studio albums to critical acclaim. This three CD pack consists of two live CDs and one CD loaded with rarities ranging from the previously unreleased ‘Cruel Sun’ and ‘Solace’ to seven tracks that were till now only available in Japan.

The live CDs were recorded at the O2 in London on 24th November 2016, at one of the band’s biggest shows on the tour. It features 19 massive tracks from the band, and it shows how big a monster they have created when it comes to live shows, as they have the fans eating from the palm of their collective hands from the very first note on ‘The Writing on the Wall’ to the last resonating sound on ‘My Champion.’ There are two tracks each from One Day Remains, ‘Open Your Eyes’ and the epic ‘Metalingus,’ with ‘Isolation’ and ‘Ghost of Days Gone By’ from AB III.

Five tracks come from Blackbird, including an awesome acoustic version of ‘Watch Over You.’ Fortress offers up four really class Rock tracks for obvious reasons, it being the touring album. The Last Hero has six prime cuts from it, the stonking opener, ‘Writhing on the Wall,’ ‘Show Me a Leader,’ the riff heavy ‘The Other Side,’ the amazing ‘Crows on a Wire,’ ‘Poison in Your Veins’ and the anthemic show closer ‘My Champion.’

All in all this is one live recording that should be in everyone’s collection, as it is an absolute cracker, chock full of foot stompers and head bangers to keep everybody happy.

The Rarities CD consists of 11 tracks, two of which have never been released from the One Day Remains recording back in 2004, and the previously released, only in the USA, ‘Breathe’. The rest of the disc are tracks that have only been released in Japan and are typical Alter Bridge mix of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal with a little alternative/post Grunge sound thrown in for good measure. This is a must-have for diehard fans and collectors alike, as it gives you all you could want from these serious “Monsters of Rock”: serious riffs, stunning solos, savage drum and bass, all of which are boosted by the amazingly awesome vocal talent of Myles Kennedy.


Alter Bridge Live at the O2 + Rarities is out worldwide on 8th September.


Alter Bridge are:

Myles Kennedy         Lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar

Mark Tremonti         Lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Brian Marshall         Bass

Scott Phillips         Drums



ALTER BRIDGE – “The Last Hero” Tour

Mon      02.10.17 UK – London / Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT

Tue        03.10.17 UK – London / Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

Thu        05.10.17 UK – Edinburgh / Usher Hall

Sat         07.10.17 IE – Dublin / Olympia

Sun        08.10.17 UK – Belfast / Ulster Hall

Tue        10.10.17 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre

Wed      11.10.17 NL – Groningen / Oosterpoort

Thu        12.10.17 DE – Stuttgart / Porsche Arena

Sun        15.10.17 DE – Hannover / Swiss Life Hall

Mon      16.10.17 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle

Wed      18.10.17 AT – Vienna / Gasometer

Fri          20.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja

Sun        22.10.17 HU – Budapest / Sport Arena

Tue        24.10.17 CH – Zurich / Samsung Hall

Thu        26.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1

Fri          27.10.17 ES – Madrid / La Riviera

Sun        29.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Coliseu


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