Alter Bridge add dates to European summer tour

Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge have added further dates to their 2017 European summer tour.

The band had previously announced a handful of festival appearances for later this year, including the UK’s Download and Barcelona’s Rock Fest.

Now frontman Myles Kennedy, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips will play more than a dozen shows across Europe, including Hellfest in Clisson, France, and and sets in Belfast and Dublin.

The shows have been lined up in support of Alter Bridge’s fifth studio album The Last Hero, which was released in October last year via Napalm Records.

Speaking about the relationship between himself and Tremonti, Kennedy recently said: “Mark’s right hand is his attack. He reminds me of James Hetfield.

“It’s something which is not in my repertoire. I still can’t touch what he does, but I think that’s good for me to try and absorb that.

“Both of us are sponges. Both of us always want to learn and evolve. I don’t think either one of us feel content by any stretch of the imagination. We both have long ways to go.”

Kennedy continued: “I recognised a kindred spirit from the beginning. The guy sold 30 million records by the time we started playing together, and every day before and after soundcheck, he’s just obsessed with trying to evolve.

“I think that’s really important – it shows you truly care about the art, its not about how many records can you sell. There’s no rockstar ego. It’s about the music.”

Find Alter Bridge’s full tour itinerary below, with the new dates highlighted in bold.

Alter Bridge 2017 tour dates

Mar 31: Auckland Powerstaion, New Zealand
Apr 03: Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel, Australia
Apr 04: Sydney Enmore Theatre, Australia
Apr 06: Melbourne Festival Hall, Australia
Apr 08: Fremantle Metropolis, Australia
Apr 21: Fort Lauderdale Metropolis, FL
Apr 22: Orlando Central Florida Fairgrounds, FL
Apr 29: Fort Myers Jetblue Park, FL
Apr 30: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville, FL
May 02: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ
May 03: Providence Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, RI
May 06: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 09: Baltimore The Hippodrome, MD
May 11: Stroudsburg Sherman Theater, PA
May 14: Somerset Northern Invasion, WI
May 16: Sault Set Marie Dream Makers Theatre, WI
May 17: Milwaukee The Rave, WI
May 20: Preston MAPFRE Stadium, IA
Jun 03: Bavaria Rock im Park, Germany
Jun 04: Nurburgring Rock am Ring, Germany
Jun 06: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Jun 08: Solvesborg Sweden Rock, Sweden
Jun 10: Paris Download, France
Jun 11: Donington Download, UK
Jun 14: Prague Forum Karlin Praha, Czech Republic
Jun 15: Nickelsdorf Novarock, Austria
Jun 17: Dessel Festivalpark Stenehei, Belgium
Jun 18: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 20: Dublin Olympia, Ireland
Jun 21: Belfast Ulster Hall, UK
Jun 23: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 24: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Jun 26: Luxembourg Luxexpo, Luxembourg
Jun 29: Madrid Auditorio M Rios, Spain
Jun 30: Bilbao Miribilla, Spain
Jul 02: Barcelona Rock Fest, Spain
Jul 05: Rome Rock In Rome, Itlay
Jul 06: Milan Ippodromo San Siro, Italy

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