ALTER BRIDGE have announced their fifth studio album, The Last Hero, will be released on October 7 through Napalm Records. The Last Hero is the follow up to 2013's critically acclaimed Fortress, which swept into album charts worldwide - including a #6 slot in the UK, #12 in the US (Billboard 200), #7 in Germany and #4 in Austria.
The band worked with producer and longtime collaborator Michael 'Elvis' Baskette to craft the songs for The Last Hero, recently showcasing those tracks at a special listening party for fans at The Beacham club in the band's home base of Orlando, FL. The sleeve artwork was also revealed.
Pre-orders for the digital album, the CD and limited vinyl editions of The Last Hero went live on July 26.
The first single, “Show Me A Leader”, premieres via radio stations worldwide. “Lyrically, it reflects the frustrations that a lot of people are feeling with the current state of the world,” admits Myles Kennedy about the new single. “The world is looking for trustworthy effective leadership and not this undignified dog and pony show that’s really made a mockery of our system.” “It’s indicative of our process,” Mark Tremonti adds. “Myles had this guitar intro that I loved, and I had the chorus. We put them together. The words call out for a proper leader.”
The band has released an exclusive video visualizer to present the single “Show Me A Leader”. Don’t miss out & hear it for yourself:
The Last Hero's track listing runs as follows:
1) Show Me A Leader 2) The Writing On The Wall 3) The Other Side 4) My Champion 5) Poison In Your Veins 6) Cradle To The Grave 7) Losing Patience 8) This Side Of Fate 9) You Will Be Remembered 10) Crows On A Wire 11) Twilight 12) Island Of Fools 13) The Last Hero 14) Last of Our Kind (bonus track)
With ALTER BRIDGE currently on the road in the US, tickets for their European tour are moving fast and available now via http://www.alterbridge.com. The tour features their biggest headline shows to date, with support from VOLBEAT (UK dates only), GOJIRA and LIKE A STORM. The dates stack up as follows:
With: Special Guest TBC, Like A Storm Fri 4th Nov - BILBAO, Spain - Santana 27 Sat 5th Nov - BARCELONA, Spain - Razzmatazz Tue 8th Nov - PARIS, France - Zenith Wed 9th Nov - BRUSSELS, Belgium - AB Thu 10th Nov - AMSTERDAM, Holland - HMH Sun 13th Nov - BERLIN, Germany - Columbiahalle Mon 14th Nov - VIENNA, Austria - Gasometer Wed 16th Nov - KATOWICE, Poland - Spodek Sun 20th Nov - OSLO, Norway - Sentrum Scene Mon 21st Nov - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega Main Hall
With: Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm Wed 23rd Nov - MANCHESTER, England - Arena Thu 24th Nov - LONDON, England - O2 Arena Sat 26th Nov - NOTTINGHAM, England - Motorpoint Arena Sun 27th Nov - BIRMINGHAM, England - Genting Arena Mon 28th Nov - CARDIFF, Wales - Motorpoint Arena Thu 1st Dec - GLASGOW, Scotland - Hydro Fri 2nd Dec - LEEDS, England - First Direct Arena
With: Gojira, Like A Storm Sun 4th Dec - FRANKFURT, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle Mon 5th Dec - COLOGNE, Germany - Palladium Tue 6th Dec - HAMBURG, Germany - Mehrl Theater Fri 9th Dec - BOLOGNA, Italy - Unipol Arena Sat 10th Dec - MUNICH, Germany - Zenith Sun 11th Dec - BASEL, Switzerland - Jakobshalle