By Joel Barrios, Rock at Night Miami’s correspondent
Alter Bridge have launched the digital pre-order for their upcoming “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities” album that is scheduled for release on September 8th worldwide via Napalm Records. The 30-track collection is now available via all digital retailers and can be ordered via iTunes and is also available via Amazon. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an immediate download of the live version of “The Other Side.” “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities” that captures one of the biggest moments of the band’s career, when they played their monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016.
To coincide with the launch at digital retail, the band is releasing a video for the live version of “The Other Side.” The video is a montage of performance footage from the band’s 2017 appearance at Download Festival in the UK and from their sold-out show at the O2 Arena. The video contains rare backstage footage alongside live performance footage and can be seen below.
Alter Bridge also recently announced another career milestone for themselves. The band is playing two nights at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on October 2nd and October 3rd. A 52-piece ensemble, The Parallax Orchestra, conducted by Simon Dobson, will back the band at these two unique shows. Adding to the excitement, both of these shows sold out in less than 7 minutes, another record first for Alter Bridge.
The album has been available for physical pre-order since it was announced last month. The 3-disc collection in contains the double live recording showcasing a variety of fan-favorites including “Show Me A Leader”, “Rise Today”, the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising”, the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their mighty signature anthem “Blackbird”. In addition, this full-length “Rarities”-CD features the never-before released tracks “Cruel Sun” and “Solace” that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. In addition, fans can order the limited deluxe version which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary with interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving the fans an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London’s O2 arena! Check out the trailer below!
ALTER BRIDGE is heading out on a short upcoming run in the US before heading to South America for the first time in the band’s career. October will have the band returning to Europe for the final run of dates of The Last Hero Tour. Tickets for all shows are on-sale and more information and purchase links can be found HERE.
ALTER BRIDGE THE LAST HERO US TOUR DATES 2017:
8-3-2017 – Wausau, WI – Wisconsin Valley Fair
8-5-2017 – Oklahoma City, OK – Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
8-7-2017 – Jackson, MI – Jackson County Fair
8-8-2017 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
8-10-2017 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Empire Fair
8-11-2017 – Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8-12-2017 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin the Rivers Festival
ALTER BRIDGE THE LAST HERO SOUTH AMERICA TOUR DATES 2017:
9-15-17 – Buenos Aires – Argentina
9-16-17 – Buenos Aires – Argentina
9-19-17 – Curtiba, Brazil
9-21-17 – Sao Pailo, Brazil
9-22-17 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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