ALTER BRIDGE and SKILLET will embark on a co-headline tour this fall. The “Victorious Sky” trek kicks off on September 22 in Baltimore and runs through October 25 in Orlando. DIRTY HONEY will also appear. All confirmed dates are below.
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Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time.
Sep. 22 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Sep. 24 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sep. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sep. 27 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Sep. 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live* (feat. special guest BRKN LOVE)
Sep. 30 – Toronto, ON – REBEL*
Oct. 03 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 05 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 06 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Oct. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
Oct. 10 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 11 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Oct. 13 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct. 14 – St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
Oct. 16 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
Oct. 17 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Oct. 19 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Oct. 22 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Oct. 24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct. 25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
*No DIRTY HONEY
SKILLET will release its tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, on August 2 via Atlantic.
Coupled with the production strides made in the last full-length studio offering, 2016’s “Unleashed”, lead singer John Cooper and wife/guitarist/keyboardist Korey took the reins for the bulk of production on “Victorious” — a career first.
“‘Unleashed’ recharged us, and we returned to what we love about writing,” continues John. “It was tight and electronic hard rock. We wanted to keep the sound modern and pull in influences from hip-hop drums and keyboards, while staying riffy. ‘Victorious’ started there. Our confidence was sparked by the last record and all of the other projects. We were feeling prolific. We thought, ‘We can produce our own SKILLET album.’ It lit a fire. Korey and I have produced in the past, but nothing quite like this. It’s a brand new season.”
ALTER BRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, “Walk The Sky”, on October 18 via Napalm Records. The first single from the LP, called “Wouldn’t You Rather”, will arrive in early July. Other songs included on the record include “Dying Light”, “Godspeed”, “Native Son” and “Walking On The Sky”. A song called “Forever Falling” features guitarist Mark Tremonti on lead vocals.
Mark told Kerrang! about “Walk The Sky”: “It’s kinda like a [revered horror maestro] John Carpenter movie — this old-school synth-wave kind of vibe,” Mark explained. “Somebody might hear the record and have no idea that was intended, but for a batch of songs, I tapped into some old loops that I either created or found randomly online, and worked with them in the background to inspire me to go in a different direction. I loved working like that. We challenge ourselves to not repeat ourselves and find new inspiration to add a different layer to what we do. It’s particularly challenging when you’ve had so many records, but when I showed Myles [Kennedy, vocals/guitar] what I was thinking, he absolutely loved it and was on board right away.”