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23rd June 2017

alter bridge

Alter Bridge recently announced the release of a new live album and rarities collection, 'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities', which captures one of the biggest moments of their career when they played a monumental show at London's famous O2 Arena on November 24th 2016.

The band have put together a clip of some of the finest moments of this landmark performance with their track 'Cradle To The Grave' from 'The Last Hero'. Check out the video right here.

'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities' features Alter Bridge hits such as 'Farther Than The Sun', 'Show Me A Leader', 'Rise Today' and their masterpiece 'Isolation', showcasing a group at the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung 'Waters Rising', the acoustic-driven 'Watch Over You' and their signature anthem 'Blackbird'.

The exclusive full-length 'Rarities' CD features the never-before released tracks 'Cruel Sun' and 'Solace' that were recorded during the 'One Day Remains' sessions, as well as the song 'Breathe' from the same time which has only ever been available as a US retail exclusive via Best Buy. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible selection of Alter Bridge gems will be released in multiple formats, most notably the limited deluxe editions which also include an exclusive Alter Bridge documentary featuring extensive interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at the O2. Check out the trailer here,

Following the band's recent announcement about two special shows on October 2nd and 3rd at London's infamous Royal Albert Hall, with a 52-piece orchestra, headline shows in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin have now been added where they will play different sets from their sold out shows there earlier this month. Tickets are available right here.

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Here's the full list of remaining European tour dates and the 3-CD tracklisting:

24th June: Leipzig / Haus Auensee
29th June: Madrid / Auditorio M. Rios
30th June: Bilbao / Miribilla
2nd July: London / Royal Albert Hall
3rd July: London / Royal Albert Hall
5th July: Edinburgh / Usher Hall
7th July: Dublin / Olympia
8th July: Belfast / Ulster Hall

Festival shows:

23rd June: Copenhagen / Copenhell
26th June: Luxembourg City / LuxExpo
2nd July: Barcelona / Rock Fest
5th July: Rome / Rock in Rome
6th July: Milan / Market Sound
7th July: Pratteln / Summernights

Tickets are available right here.

alter bridge


1 The Writing On The Wall
2 Come To Life
3 Addicted To Pain
4 Ghost Of Days Gone By
5 Cry Of Achilles
6 The Other Sidev
7 Farther Than The Sun
8 Ties That Blind
9 Water Rising
10 Crows On A Wire
11 Watch Over You (solo acoustic)

12 Isolation
13 Blackbird
14 Metalingus
15 Open Your Eyes
16 Show Me A Leader
17 Rise Today
18 Poison In Your Veins
19 My Champion

1 Breathe
2 Cruel Sun
3 Solace
4 New Way To Live
5 The Damage Done
6 We Don't Care At All
7 Zero
8 Home
9 Never Borne To Follow
10 Never Say Die (Outright)
11 Symphony Of Agony (The Last of Our Kind)

Andy Rawll

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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