- The Last Hero Tour at Newport Music Hall
August 8t, 2017 - Doors open at 6:30 PM
General Admission / All Ages
$27.50 in advance, $30 day of show
Alter Bridge resurrected the music-making portion of Creed. After that band's 2004 dissolution, guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips tapped ousted bassist Brian Marshall for the new project. Ex-Mayfield Four frontman Myles Kennedy was soon on board as well, and Alter Bridge made their Wind-Up debut in August 2004 with One Day Remains. Written largely by Tremonti, the record tried to lean more toward a hard rock/metal sound than the post-grunge grandstanding of his previous group. After touring the world to support the album, the band decided to leave Wind-Up and sign with the Universal imprint Republic. In late 2007 the label released Blackbird, an album that featured more songwriting contributions from Kennedy. In 2009, the band took a break as Creed re-formed and went on tour, and Kennedy joined Slash's touring band, as well as working on a solo album. However, Alter Bridge were soon back together and their third album, AB III, was released in 2010, followed in 2012 by the concert recording Live at Wembley: European Tour 2011. After getting off tour, the band went back into the studio to record their fourth album, the critically acclaimed Fortress, a more thrash-influenced album that arrived in October of 2013. In 2016, the band released their much anticipated fifth studio long-player, The Last Hero, which included the single "Show Me a Leader."
Official Website: www.alterbridge.com
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th via Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/
A musical mecca of the Midwest, the Newport Music Hall holds the honor of being the Longest Continually Running Rock Club in the country. Originally built in 1923 as a movie theatre, the facility was converted into The Agora Ballroom in 1970 until purchased by PromoWest in 1984, reopening as the Newport Music Hall. Located on the campus of the Ohio State University, Newport Music Hall maintains the preservation of its historical ballroom architechture and the legacy of its past and present performers. With a 1,700 person capacity and hosting over 150,000 guests a year, the Newport Music Hall has become one of the most legendary rock club's in the country.