By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa
Venue: The Fillmore, Detroit-October 6, 2019–Victorious Sky Tour-Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge is currently on the Victorious Sky Tour, in support of their 6th studio album Walk the Sky (release date October 18th), with friends Skillet and Dirty Honey. The tour will be wrapping up in the U.S. at the end of October in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, the hometown of the band. In November, they will crank up the tour and head across the pond to Europe with Shinedown, Sevendust, and The Raven Age, finishing off the year on December 21st in London.
Rock At Night caught up with Alter Bridge at The Fillmore in Detroit on October 6th. Detroit happens to be the childhood home of guitarist Mark Tremonti, who named the band after a bridge at Alter Road and Riverside Boulevard, that subdivided Grosse Pointe from Detroit. So, indeed, there was a hint of nostalgia that evening–and not to mention performing at the beautifully renovated Fillmore Theater, which was founded in 1925.
Alter Bridge came out on stage to a packed house (total ground floor and two balcony levels) in full force, playing two new songs “One Life” and “Wouldn’t You Rather”. Mark Tremonti was on fire, playing the guitar, amongst smoke and colored lights, and Myles Kennedy, appeared totally cool and unfazed, as he belted out the song, while playing rhythm guitar. Brian Marshall and Tremonti, paced back and forth on the stage, trading glances, and Scott Phillips maintained the beat, at the rear of the stage. The band showed the crowd what they are famous for—exceptional live gigs, where the band gives their all.
Alter Bridge played more songs from Walk the Sky during the evening, which were favorably received, as well as favorites like “Addicted to Pain” and “Cry of the Achilles”, which were featured in the Guitar Hero (2015) video game. The Detroit crowd was treated to another fan favorite “Metalingus”, before ending the set with “Open Your Eyes”, the band’s well-known hit from their debut album One Day Remains.
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