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Alter Bridge To Release First Ever Live DVD
October 24, 2009
Fans of power rockers Alter Bridge rushed to “beat the street” online this week and make 'Live In Amsterdam', the band’s first-ever live DVD -- and the first live concert DVD from DC3 Music Group - hit #1 in the top 100 “on the music Rock & Roll charts” on Amazon.com. For the second day in a row, 'Live In Amsterdam' tops Amazon’s Bestsellers in Music Videos & Concerts chart, ahead of video offerings from other music giants in the top 5 such as Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. The title rocketed from #15,001 to #1 in a matter of eight hours yesterday (Thu.,Oct. 22), showing the incredibly true loyalty and love of Alter Bridge fans.

A street date for 'Live In Amsterdam' will be announced shortly at Rockpit.com, the new music website dedicated to all things rock. Keep watching the site for detailed information on the availability of 'Live In Amsterdam' for exclusive digital download at Rockpit.com as well.

'Live In Amsterdam'
includes every key Alter Bridge track, including “Metalingus,” “Watch Over You,” “Broken Wings,” “Rise Today,” “Open Your Eyes” and many more. The documentary captures Alter Bridge through fan interviews, band interviews and behind-the-scenes footage throughout its Fall 2008 European tour, from Milan to London to Amsterdam.

"The tour we did in Europe and the UK late last year turned out to be a really amazing experience,” says lead singer Myles Kennedy. “I feel like the 'Live in Amsterdam' DVD really captures all of that and more. Everyone at DC3 did a great job documenting the magic of that evening."

Directed by Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush, Nickelback, Smashing Pumpkins, Godsmack) and produced by Catullo, Lionel Pasamonte, and Peter Bowers, the 24-camera, state-of-the-art high definition shoot was filmed in front of a fanatical audience of 8,000 Dutch fans as the band gave the performance of a lifetime, captured in pristine audio visual perfection, in 5.1 Surround Sound, at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. The concert audio was mixed by Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin). The Deluxe Edition of the DVD is set to include a second bonus disc of content shot specifically for this release, plus a 60-minute documentary and photo gallery, and 24-page souvenir booklet.

The main concert set list will include the following songs:
1. Come to Life
2. Find The Real
3. Before Tomorrow Comes
4. Brand New Start
5. White Knuckles
6. Buried Alive
7. Coming Home
8. One Day Remains
9. Watch Over You
10. Ties That Bind
11. Blackbird
12. In Loving Memory
13. Metalingus
14. Open Your Eyes
15. Broken Wings
16. New Way to Live
17. Traveling Riverside Blues
18. Rise Today

To preview clips of 'Live In Amsterdam', go to: www.rockpit.com or www.myspace.com/alterbridge.
 
 
 
 
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Alter Bridge Hits Billboard At #13
October 24, 2007
Universal Republic Artists Alter Bridge prove it aint a bad thing to be good and lucky, joining an elite group of artists on Billboards Top 15 Album Chart this week by locking down the lucky #13 slot with their high flying debut album 'Blackbird'.

The soaring foursomes much buzzed about opening is even more eye-popping when you consider they edged out legendary rockers like Eric Clapton and gritty icons Puddle Of Mud. Alter Bridge is celebrating the hearty welcome from rock fans in reciprocal fashion bringing their searing brand of hard rock live to concertgoers across the U.S. on one of the falls most talked about tours. The former Creed members Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall, joined by riveting vocalist Myles Kennedy round out Alter Bridge and are winning over critics with the same power and bombast that enlivens the songs from their sophomore album 'Blackbird'.

Joined by fellow Universal Republic rockers Another Animal, (comprised of members of Godsmack), the tour, which runs though December, has become one of the most eagerly tracked rock two-lanes on the internet, igniting rock networking sites with set-list chatter and after-show critiques from fans of the two rock bands that have set myspace sites aglow.

For Alter Bridge, 'Blackbird' is an imposing follow-up to their Gold-plus album debut 'One Day Remains'. Advancing the themes of that critically acclaimed effort, but with an even more ominous edge, the album has become a mainstay of modern rock charts and digital platforms, and includes fan-favorites such as their #1 most-added kick-off single Rise Today, Break Me Down, and Ties That Bind, among others.

Alter Bridge, Another Animal Tour Dates:

10/24 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
10/26 - Sunken Gardens Amphitheater - San Antonio, TX
10/27 - Concrete Street Amphitheater - Corpus Christi, TX
10/28 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands, TX
10/30 - The Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
10/31 - Midnight Rodeo (Amarillo) - Amarillo, TX
11/2 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11/3 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
11/4 - Majestic Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA
11/7 - House Of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
11/9 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
11/10 - The Big Easy Concert Hall - Spokane, WA
11/11 - Big Easy Concert House - Boise, ID
11/13 - Fox Theatre & Cafe - Boulder, CO
11/15 - The Myth - St. Paul, MN
11/16 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
11/17 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
11/19 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
11/20 - Wedgewood Entertainment Center - Youngstown, OH
11/21 - Clutch Cargos - Pontiac, MI
11/23 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
11/24 - Pieres Entertainment Center - Fort Wayne, IN
11/30 - City of Palms Park - Fort Myers, FL
12/5 - Fire- Jackson, MS

For more information about Alter Bridge, log on to their website at www.alterbridge.com.
 
 
 
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Alter Bridge Show To Be Broadcast Live On 93.3 WMMR
October 18, 2007
Florida Rockers Alter Bridge will stream their performance at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, October 21st. 93.3 WMMR will broadcast the entire show live as it happens at WMMR.com. Alter Bridge has been exhilarating concert-goers all across the country with their incredible live show. The band is currently in the midst of a headlining tour with Another Animal supporting.

Alter Bridges sophomore album 'Blackbird' debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 Chart. 'Blackbird' has already sold 46,867 copies. Alter Bridges hit single Rise Today is currently #9 on the R&R Active Rock chart.
 
 
 
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Alter Bridge Single Hitting The Small Screen
October 16, 2007
Alter Bridges single, Rise Today," has been hitting the small screen on "CSI: Miami", and was highlighted as the theme song for the intense WWEs Unforgiven. Now, Alter Bridge is at it again with the upcoming promos for the highly anticipated Fox show "The Sarah Conner Chronicles." From the masterminds behind "The Terminator", Fox brings a show featuring the Connor family as they rise again to fight for humanity.

According to a press release, Alter Bridges compassionate and life-inspired music and lyrics are a perfect match for "The Sarah Conner Chronicles." Alter Bridge is the epitome of a true rock and roll band. Their connection between personal memoirs and dynamic group vision is evident in their music. Alter Bridges diverse music is a great soundtrack to fit any lifestyle.

Alter Bridges are currently oout on the road in support of their second album, 'Blackbird', which is available in stores now.
 
 
 
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Alter Bridge To Guest On Rockline
October 15, 2007
Florida rockers Alter Bridge will be making a guest appearance on Rockline, hosted by Bob Coburn, tonight (Monday, October 15th) at 8:30p. Fans can tune in to hear the band talk about their new album, 'Blackbird'. Fans can also call 800-344-ROCK (7625) to talk live with the band.

To listen to the show live online or to find local stations, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

Alter Bridge are currently out on the road in support of their sophomore album, 'Blackbird'. Also featured on the bill are fellow rockers Another Animal.

Remaining dates are as follows:
Oct. 16 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Oct. 17 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Oct. 19 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Oct. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Oct. 27 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Oct. 28 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 30 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 - Amarillo, TX - Midnight Rodeo
Nov. 02 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Nov. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Orlando, FL
MEMBERS:
Myles Kennedy Vocals
Guitar
Brian Marshall Bass
Scott Phillips Drums
Mark Tremonti Guitar
Vocals

After Alter Bridge launched their debut album in the fall of 2004, the last thing that Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall could have expected was the need to start over yet again. Perhaps things do happen for a reason, because what could have been a curse turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Alter Bridges first album, One Day Remains, was certified Gold by the RIAA and was met with critical acclaim. The band set off on tour in the fall of 2004, playing through the end of 2005 for fervent crowds all over the world. Simultaneously, however, cracks began to tarnish the relationship between the band and its label, Wind-Up Records. Believing that their label did not share the same vision, the band determined their only recourse was to ask to be released from Wind-Up. The label's objections prompted Tremonti and Phillips, using their personal funds, to successfully negotiate and buy the band out of their contract.

Much of 2006 was spent writing new material and interviewing with potential labels. The band was eager to explore their newfound freedom and excited to start recording. After growing tired of waiting, they again dipped into their personal funds to create the album that they wanted and needed to make. For the first time in their careers, no one was looking over their shoulder. It was now just about Alter Bridge and their music.

Alter Bridge recruited producer Michael Elvis Baskette. The recording process began in Nashville in February 2007. We began negotiating our recording contract at the end of 2006, and knew it may take a while to come to mutual terms, Scott Phillips reflects, but the opportunity, and window of availability to work with Elvis made the decision easy for us to pay for this album ourselves. When all the stars aligned with us, as a band, a producer who could capture the essence of what we had become, and the songs we felt we had, it was agreed that this album had to be made right then and there. We knew wed eventually have a great label to call home.

The band's focus and determination was rewarded in June 2007, when they finally signed with Universal Republic Records. "Were thrilled to be partnering up with Alter Bridge," states Monte Lipman, President of Universal Republic Records. "They're an incredible band, and they have a strong vision that we share together. When Tom (Mackay, SVP A&R) and I met with the group, we knew instantly that they were the type of talented people wed want to be in business with.

Out of the chaos, tumult, and uncertainty, Blackbird, Alter Bridges sophomore album, was born. Were very excited about beginning this chapter in our lives and careers, comments Mark Tremonti. Universal Republic is a perfect home for us and were excited that our fans are finally going to hear all the new songs weve been working on for quite some time. This material is really aggressive and I think its the best work weve ever done. We cant wait to get back in front of our loyal fans later this year.

There are many differences between One Day Remains and Blackbird. Most notable is the full integration of Myles Kennedy as a guitarist and songwriter. One Day Remains was largely written before Myles came on board. This time around, it was a collaborative effort with Mark and Myles sharing the songwriting duties, while all four band members worked on the arrangements. Its a natural evolution after three years of working together. We knew Myles was an amazing singer, thats why we hired him. What we found out when we toured the first record was that hes also an incredibly gifted guitar player and songwriter, as well as a vocalist. It would have been a crime not to utilize all that talent. We wanted to use every weapon we had in our arsenal for this album, Mark states.

Musically, Myles says, Mark and I really complement one another, especially when you juxtapose his powerful style with my dark and emotional approach. On top of that, we have a common goal, to find the best melody possible. This is really the first time in all my years of writing that I had the opportunity to do a true collaboration with someone. We make a fantastic team.

Lyrically, the album touches on many themes. The subject of addiction is broached in the hard-hitting Buried Alive and the beautiful, yet melancholy, Watch Over You. Having watched people around me suffer through this issue... It is the realization, from my perspective, that you really cant help someone who refuses to help themselves, Myles explains.

Before Tomorrow Comes became a personal mantra for Kennedy. It definitely challenges my tendency to be apathetic at times. The line We could be so much more than we are is meant to ask the questions: Have you reached your potential? Are you doing everything you can to make a difference? Regarding Rise Today Kennedy states, We are just asking the question: Could this world be a better place? It may be idealistic, but its from the heart. The last thing we want is for people to misinterpret this song as political in nature.

Kennedys lyrics for the title track Blackbird were written for a friend of his who had been fighting an illness for some time. As we were completing the music and arrangement of the song, I had received word that his struggle was coming to an end. Lyrically, this was a very difficult song to write. It was my wish for him to finally find some peace and move on to a better place.

Bringing Kennedy into the fold as a guitarist allowed Mark Tremonti to shine throughout Blackbird. Whether its the soaring blues based solo on Brand New Start or the intense but tasteful lead on Come To Life, Tremonti shows his evolution as a player. On the title track, both Mark and Myles display their contrasting styles against a sonic tapestry that is sure to take the listener on an emotional journey.

Alter Bridges efforts will culminate this fall when Blackbird is released and the band eagerly returns to the road. First and foremost, were a live band," Mark exclaims. "We give it our all every single night no matter how many people were playing for. We love playing for the fans more than anything in the world. Its why we make records. Mark concludes that because of ownership rights and the transition between labels, there were no Alter Bridge sites, or MySpace sites, so what sustained our fan base was our fan sites. What sustained us was our fans. Our fans took over and carried us through these tough times. So to our fans, we say 'Thank You!'