Alter Bridge Bring Their Powerful ‘Fortress’ to New York City With Help From Monster Truck
Alter Bridge are one of the most talented live rock bands you can see out there today. They are touring in support of their stellar new album ‘Fortress’ and New Yorkers packed into Time Square’s music fortress that is Best Buy Theater for a sold-out show.
Alter Bridge kicked off their mind blowing set with ‘Addicted to Pain,’ the first single off ‘Fortress.’ The group also showcased fresh tunes like ‘Cry of Achilles,’ ‘Farther Than the Sun’ and ‘Waters Rising.’ The venue was filled with the sound of the elevating vocals of Myles Kennedy and the blistering riffs of Mark Tremonti.
The band’s setlist covered a wide range of songs from their discography of their four studio albums. Some gems of the night consisted of hard hitting tracks ‘White Knuckles,’ ‘Come to Life’ and ‘Ties that Bind’ off of their sophomore disc ‘Blackbird.’ Before the band started ‘Brand New Start,’ Kennedy prompted the crowd to enthusiastically sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to bassist Brian Marshall.
Fans also belted out the very notable ‘Metalingus,’ which was preceded by Scott Phillips’ walloping drum solo. Older favorites such as ‘Open Your Eyes’ along with ‘Broken Wings’ off of Alter Bridge’s debut disc, ‘One Day Remains,’ also moved diehard fans. The encore included ‘Find the Real’ and the very uplifting track ‘Rise Today.’
Tremonti knows his way around both the heart strings and guitar strings, as he is one of rock’s most emotive and gifted guitarists (and a talented vocalist, too). If you’re not floored by frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal abilities, you might need to get your ears checked. Kennedy has one of the most unique and powerful voices in rock today (he’s also a damned good guitarist in his own right). When Alter Bridge comes to town they are not to be missed.
The night was filled with immense sound as Monster Truck opened up the show as direct support for the night. These Canadian rockers commanded the audience with their very loud and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Overall, the evening was one New York City rock fans will remember.
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