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Alter Bridge take Raleigh head first

Alter Bridge take Raleigh head first

Photos by Luke Jamroz

Venue : The Ritz :
Tour: Last Hero Tour Featuring Alter Bridge, Nonpoint, Weapons Of Anew
Photographer: Luke Jamroz 

Four-piece hard rock outfit Alter Bridge (Alter Bridge Records/Napalm Records) made a stop at North Carolina’s Ritz Raleigh on Sunday, February 12 as part of The Last Hero tour.


Opening up for the hard rock titans is Nonpoint (Spinefarm Records) and Weapons of Anew (OK!Good Records).


Alter Bridge is currently supporting their fifth full-length album The Last Hero, which was released last October.

The Last Hero marked a new milestone for the band, particularly because it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200.


The quartet’s previous release garnered so much public appreciation that the daunting task of writing a new body of work would make even the most seasoned of musicians cower in their Doc Martens.


However, Alter Bridge took the task head on and arose from the studio with 13 gritty, dirty, bombastic songs, 4 of which make up their current setlist for The Last Hero tour.


This current run of shows, announced last November, marks the band’s first headlining tour of 2017.


Kicking off their 20-date tour in Mobile, AL, Alter Bridge will make their way through the US in just over a month’s time, hitting a major city around you.


To kick off each show, direct opener Nonpoint (Spinefarm Records) are taking the stage just before Alter Bridge in support of their ninth full-length album, The Poison Red, released last July.


The Florida quintet have seemed to figure out the formula for making a kick-ass record, and they want to be the soundtrack to the adventurer’s life.


According to the band’s statement about The Poison Red: “go live it and play this record while you do. It’ll all start to make sense.”


Four-piece multi-genre band Weapons of Anew are on track to headline their own tour soon enough. This tour with Alter Bridge marks their live touring debut, giving the band a taste of what could come if their hard work keeps paying off. Their latest single, “Killshot,” has been making its way through the underground rock scene and sending shockwaves to the surface. According to the band, the single “is about the collision of love and hate. You find yourself at the end of your rope. You wish the misery would just end.” What a fitting song for the week of Valentine’s Day, am I right?

You can catch The Last Hero tour in a major city near you! Find dates and tickets here while you listen to the mega-rock bands on the bill. 


You can also find a photo gallery of their set in Raleigh here!

The Last Hero – OUT NOW!

Sheila Walsh graduated from USC Aiken in 2015 with a degree in English. While in school, she won an essay competition for an argumentative essay on why the arts are crucial to the education system. Additionally, she was recruited to play volleyball for USCA and contributed to a weekly journal discussing the life of a student-athlete. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

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