Alter Bridge’s First Headlining Show of the Year is Robust, Powerful

2016-07-18

Story and photos by Anne Erickson

Review and photos: Alter Bridge at The Intersection in Grand Rapids

Alter Bridge’s first headlining show of 2016 captured the aura of a band excited to be on the same stage together again. From Myles Kennedy’s soaring tenor to Mark Tremonti’s towering solo work, Alter Bridge delivered a robust, powerful set from the opening riffs on “Addicted to Pain” to the encore of “Open Your Eyes.”

The band kicked off the performance Friday (July 15) around 9:45 p.m. at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and performed 17 tracks, including rock radio staples such as “Isolation,” “Rise Today,” “Cry of Achilles” and “Ghosts of Days Gone By.” The crowd was ready. Some drove from as far as Orlando, Florida, and Toronto, Canada, to witness Alter Bridge’s first headlining show of the year. The gig came amid Alter Bridge’s current tour with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin and Saint Asonia and summer festival dates.

Alter Bridge’s last album, “Fortress,” dropped in 2013, and the guys toured extensively behind the release. Then, band members took time to work on their other projects: Kennedy singing in Slash’s band the Conspirators and Tremonti releasing two new solo albums, “Cauterize” and “Dust.” Now, Alter Bridge is back with a new album, “The Last Hero,” out Oct. 7.

For more on Alter Bridge, head to AlterBridge.com.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson

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Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.


Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy.


Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.


Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.


Scott Phillips of Alter Bridge.


Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy.


Alter Bridge pass player Brian Marshall.

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