Alter Bridge share spellbinding rare performance of Words Darker Than Their Wings

Alter Bridge have released footage of their first ever live performance of 2010 track Words Darker Than Their Wings.

It was captured during the band’s two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall in October last year where they played with the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra and will feature on the band’s upcoming live album.

It’s set to arrive on September 7 on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl, with a portion of proceeds from sales going to the Future Song Foundation.

The track sees Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti share vocal duties, with Tremonti saying: “Words Darker Than Their Wings was a song that we never played before ever and it’s been one of our favourites, especially me and drummer Scott Phillips. 

“That’s been one of our top three Alter Bridge songs since we wrote it and it’s just one of those songs that we have been trying to play live and Myles is always kind of pushing back about it.

“Finally, with this orchestra, Myles said this is the perfect time to do it. We did and it was the biggest reaction of both nights.”

The band previously released a trailer for Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (opens in new tab) along with Addicted To Pain.

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Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

1. Slip To The Void                           
2. Addicted To Pain                           
3. Before Tomorrow Comes                   
4. The Writing On The Wall                    
5. Cry Of Achilles                             
6. In Loving Memory                         
7. Fortress                                  
8. Ties That Bind                             
9. The Other Side                            
10. Brand New Start                           
11. Ghost Of Days Gone By
12. The Last Hero
13. The End Is Here
14. Words Darker Than Their Wings
15. Waters Rising
16. Lover
17. Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
18. This Side Of Fate
19. Broken Wings
20. Blackbird
21. Open Your Eyes

Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (opens in new tab)

Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (opens in new tab)
Alter Bridge's two landmark shows from London's Royal Albert Hall from October 2017 are documented with this new release - featuring the band's first ever live performance of Words Darker Than Their Wings.

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