Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. As assets in both musical genres, the band returns with their fifth studio album, The Last Hero. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 7th by Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe. The thirteen track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.

The album is now available for pre-order through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the debut single Show Me A Leader. The album will be available in various fan bundles at and fans can get exclusive early access to the band’s ticket pre-sale by pre-ordering any item in the store. Show Me A Leader is also streaming on Spotify.

From the first notes of album opener Show Me A Leader to the final notes of the epic title track The Last Hero, it is clear that Alter Bridge are back with their most complete musical work to date. While exploring musical influences and styles from throughout the band’s twelve-year history, The Last Hero has a unifying thread starting with the idea of timeless heroism. Songs like Poison In Your Veins and Losing Patience capture the signature sound that have recruited Alter Bridge fans around the world. The band also explores their softer side with the heartfelt rocker My Champion and the emotional ballad You Will Be Remembered. The first single Show Me A Leader premiered on Sirius/XM’s Octane yesterday and a lyric video can be viewed below.

“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.”

Alter Bridge is heading out on select U.S. headline dates in support of The Last Hero this coming September. The headline run begins September 22nd in Destin, FL. The tour will make stops in San Antonio, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Lincoln, NE; Charlotte, NC; and Nashville, TN. The band will also perform at a few festival dates this Fall including the inaugural Houston Open Air Festival, Sonic Boom, Louder Than Life and the Tulsa State Fair. Tickets for their U.S headline dates will go on-sale July 29th and fans can get exclusive early access to the band’s ticket pre-sale by pre-ordering any item from their official U.S store. The band is currently on tour through the end of August playing with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin and Saint Asonia.

The track listing for The Last Hero is:

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

Alter Bridge Tour Dates:


26th* Detroit, MI DTE Energy Amphitheater
27th* Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
29th Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
30th* Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
31st* Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center


2nd* Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
4th* Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
6th Bangor, ME Rise Above Festival
7th Montreal, QC Heavy MTL Festival
8th* Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
11th* Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
12th* Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Amphitheater
13th* Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
15th* Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
17th* Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
19th* Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
21st Seattle, WA Pain In The Grass – White River Amphitheater
23rd# Portland, OR Roseland Theater
24th* Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park


22nd# Destin, FL Club LA
24th Houston, TX Houston Open Air Festival
25th# San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
28th# Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
29th# Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre


1st Janesville, WI Sonic Boom
2nd Louisville, KY Louder Than Life
4th# Charlotte, NC Fillmore
5th# Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
8th Tulsa, OK Tulsa State Fair – Oklahoma Stage

* Playing with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia
# Headline show

Alter Bridge on the web

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2 Responses

  1. I can’t wait for this album!!! Band pictures amuse me though…lol. what is Myles looking at, what’s he thinking, what’s it all mean? Lol. Band photos….lol. Thanks for posting this story Dana! This is one of the greatest bands left on earth!

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