ROCK BLOG: Alter Bridge - Feb. 22nd @ The Moore Theatre!

December 26, 2016

Being a Seattleite definitely has it's perks when it comes to live rock shows.  After living in rural Nebraska for a few years, I've learned not to take the music scene here for granted!  That being said, I hope you're as stoked as I am to see Alter Bridge on February 22nd at The Moore Theatre!  Get your tickets HERE.  They brought their unmistakable power to Auburn last August for Pain In The Grass 2016 at White River Amphitheatre.  To see them perform at The Moore Theatre will be intense, if not amatory because of the intimate, historic venue.  You will be given the opportunity to be more tuned in with their energy, versus a large amphitheatre.

Their 5th full-length studio album, The Last Hero was released last October, with "Show Me a Leader" as the first single.  "This record is definitely an exploration of the hero theme—whether it be the lack of heroes, the need for heroes, or a tribute to heroes. There’s a story in there.” says frontman, Myles Kennedy.

 What I like most about The Last Hero is the variety of heavy songs and ballads, all with vast melodies.  Each song tells a different story that devours you in like an operatic experience.  "There was certainly a psychological shift. We embraced the past. You hear elements of each record throughout our history.” - Myles Kennedy.  As for me, I'm really digging "The Other Side".  The very beginning humming vocals are hair-raising, creating an almost morbid curiosity of what's to come.  

Formed in 2004, and named after a bridge that once existed on Alter Road near Mark Tremonti's former home in Detroit, Michigan, Alter Bridge is made up of a hodgepodge of talent.  Backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips, all former members of the band Creed.  Their lead vocalist and guitarist, Myles Kennedy also collaborates with Slash on his solo project, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.  Kennedy used to be a guitar instructor from Spokane, WA!

I say we make their show so memorable on February 22nd, that they will be telling stories about it years from now.  It's the least we can do.  After all, Alter Bridge has created an outlet for the good, bad, chaotic, scary, sad, joyous, lost, pissed off, crazy, and incomprehensible moments we all deal with on a daily basis as the product of being human beings.  You deserve to have a good experience on the 22nd of February, dammit!  Duh. 

- C.C.