Fourteen years ago, Alter Bridge debuted their first album, One Day Remains. With an on-going passion for music coupled with a high level work ethic, not to mention support from a rabid fan base, Alter Bridge continued to release new music and tour the world. Their most recent studio album, 2016’s The Last Hero, earned them a spot in the Top 10, a first since their debut.
With countless shows under their belt and a total of five studio albums, Alter Bridge have announced what could be considered their most historic release to date. Originally filmed in October 2017, Alter Bridge performed at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall with the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor, Simon Dobson.
Myles Kennedy on whether or not the band was nervous to perform with the orchestra, “I remember standing at the side of the stage, right before we started with Slip To The Void, kind of having this Zen moment and feeling like everything was going to be alright. I don’t know what it was. I think once again it goes back to those fans. I think when I looked out and saw a lot of familiar faces, people we’d seen from all over the world, it felt like we were going in to play a show in front of our family.” Watch the full release trailer here.
Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a combination of the two sold out nights, includes 21 songs and is available in multiple formats worldwide, via Napalm Records, September 7. It features some of their biggest hits, fan faves and a couple coveted rarities, including Words Darker Than Their Wings, a song previously never played live before. Watch the video below.
One of the most unique aspects of this release are the arrangements by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra. Listen to songs like Before Tomorrow Comes, Ghost Of Days Gone By and Broken Wings with a new perspective. Visually at first, it may seem odd to see/hear Alter Bridge perform on stage with an orchestra, but as you watch and listen to song after song, you will discover the beautiful, rich fullness the orchestra adds. A new life has been created, blending these two worlds together seamlessly to produce one magnificent piece of art. Watch the video for Addicted To Pain below.
A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with.