Since 2004, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge have been known for their memorable riffs, infectious vocal melodies, and duelling guitar attack that has garnered them critical and fan acclaim around the globe. Now the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums are back with their most-aggressive collection of songs to date. The band’s seventh album Pawns & Kings is scheduled for worldwide release on October 14th via Napalm Records.
Pawns & Kings is comprised of 10 all-new epic tracks that are sure to garner the band new fans around the globe while satiating their fervent supporters that have been patiently waiting for new music from the band. Pawns & Kings found Alter Bridge reuniting with long-time collaborator and producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to create a collection of memorable new additions to band’s impressive catalogue.
From the opening riffs of “This Is War” to the title track album closer “Pawns & Kings,” Alter Bridge returns with an album of intense tracks that were born after the cycle for their last album was cut short by the global pandemic. Songs like “Dead Among The Living,” “Silver Tongue” and “Holiday” showcase the signature songwriting the band is known for. The album offers numerous epic adventures, with three songs clocking in over six minutes each. The opus “Fable Of The Silent Son” clocks in 8:29 and is the longest recorded song in the band’s catalogue – a distinction held by “Blackbird” until now. Mark Tremonti steps out of his backing vocal role to take the lead on “Stay,” an introspective ballad that is sure to become a fan favourite live. The epic closing title track “Pawns & Kings” is now available via all digital service providers around the globe and a lyric video for the song can be found here: https://youtu.be/aTqN0nh7Avk.
The track listing for Pawns & Kings is:
1) This Is War
2) Dead Among The Living
3) Silver Tongue
4) Sin After Sin
7) Fable Of The Silent Son
8) Season Of Promise
9) Last Man Standing
10) Pawns & Kings
Pawns & Kings is now available for pre-order in the following configurations here: https://lnk.to/PawnsAndKings.
1 LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
1 LP Gatefold INKSPOT BLACK/GOLD Vinyl w/Slipmat and Record Butler(Napalm mail order only, limited to 500 worldwide)
1 LP Gatefold MARBLED WHITE/CRYSTAL CLEAR Vinyl (Napalm mail order only, limited to 400 worldwide)
1 LP Gatefold MARBLED ORANGE/BLACK Vinyl (Band Shop only)
1 LP Gatefold MARBLED WHITE/BLACK Vinyl (Band Shop only)
1 LP Gatefold CRYSTAL CLEAR Vinyl (Band Shop only, limited to 300 only)
Deluxe Box Set w/ CD Digisleeve, Pendant, Tote Bag, Guitar Pick tin (Napalm mail order only, limited to 700 worldwide)
Music Cassette BROWN TRANSPARENT (Napalm mail order only, limited to 150 worldwide)
Alter Bridge will be touring extensively in support of Pawns & Kings. The band has already announced a tour of Europe for November and December that will make 25 stops over the course of six weeks. The tour kicks off November 1st in Germany and will make stops in Denmark, Sweden, Spain and others before it wraps on December 12th at London’s O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. Longtime friends Halestorm and Mammoth WVH will lend their support on the upcoming European tour.
More information on all tour dates and links to tickets and VIP experiences can be found at www.alterbridge.com.
Dates line-up as follows:
Tue 1st Nov – GERMANY – HAMBURG Sporthalle
Wed 2nd Nov – DENMARK – COPENHAGEN Falconer
Fri 4th Nov – SWEDEN – GOTHENBURG Partille Arena
Sat 5th Nov – NORWAY – OSLO Sentrum Scene
Mon 7th Nov – POLAND – KATOWICE MCK
Wed 9th Nov – LUXEMBOURG – LUXEMBOURG Rockhal
Fri 11th Nov – GERMANY – BERLIN Columbiahalle
Sat 12th Nov – CZECH REPUBLIC – PRAGUE O2 Universum
Mon 14th Nov – HUNGARY – BUDAPEST Arena
Wed 16th Nov – FRANCE – PARIS Palais Des Sports
Fri 18th Nov – SPAIN – MADRID Vistalegre
Sun 20th Nov – SPAIN – BARCELONA Razzmataz1
Tue 22nd Nov – GERMANY – MUNICH Zenith
Wed 23rd Nov – SWITZERLAND – ZURICH Samsung Hall
Fri 25th Nov – ITALY – MILAN Mediolanum Forum
Sat 26th Nov – CROATIA – ZAGREB Dom Sportova
Mon 28th Nov – AUSTRIA – VIENNA Wiener Stadthalle
Wed 30th Nov – GERMANY – COLOGNE Palladium
Thu 1st Dec – NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome
Mon 5th Dec – ENGLAND – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Tue 6th Dec – SCOTLAND – GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena
Thu 8th Dec – IRELAND – DUBLIN 3 Arena
Fri 9th Dec – ENGLAND – MANCHESTER AO Arena
Sun 11th Dec – ENGLAND – BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena
Mon 12th Dec – ENGLAND – LONDON O2 Arena
ABOUT ALTER BRIDGE
Alter Bridge have steadily climbed to the forefront of hard rock worldwide. They’ve exceeded all expectations and benchmarks with over a billion streams, millions of units sold, glowing critical acclaim, real estate on the covers of Classic Rock, Kerrang!, Guitar World (and more), plus storied sets at Royal Albert Hall, London’s O2 Arena and Download Festival. On this journey, 2004’s debut LP One Day Remains bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. In 2007, Blackbird’s title track took flight on the wings of the “Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time,” as voted in Guitarist, while countless fans etched its lyrics and logo onto their bodies. That album also recently went gold in the United Kingdom. Critical plaudits surrounded the 2013 opus Fortress with “5-out-of-5 stars” from Kerrang! and Total Guitar, as well as Eddie Trunk’s declaration of, “A Top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero saw them return to the Top 10 on the Top 200. Maintaining this momentum, Walk The Sky made impressions around the globe when it reached #1 on the US Billboard Top Albums, Top 200 Alternative Albums, Top 200 Hard Rock Albums and Top 200 Rock Albums charts, as well as #1 on Canada’s Top Hard Music Albums chart. The album also hit #1 on the Swiss Album charts, landed in the Top 5 on the Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Switzerland charts and closed out the year on Loudwire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” These musicians have unassumingly done all of this with a quiet dedication to writing meaningful songs and performing unforgettable shows (and they’ve delivered both with almost alarming consistency). Still, the influential quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]—ascend to yet another level on 2022’s Pawns & Kings [Napalm Records]. It is the culmination of almost two decades together soaked in blood, sweat, tears, and the triumph earned through never giving up. It represents the bandmates’ dedication to one another and their collective devotion to a devout fanbase.