Alter Bridge have cancelled their summer European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. With this news, the band have also confirmed that a decision has yet to be made regarding their postponed North American tour with Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia.
Alter Bridge said the following:
“As the world continues to develop in the response to the changes of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become clear that no one can provide definitive answers as for how musicians, promoters, local crew, staff and fans can come together in a way that protects everyone and takes in to account the challenges of a world tour.
We have tried to hold out as long as we could, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that our ability to tour Europe this summer in a way our fans have come to expect is no longer an option. We have tried exploring every possibility, but with the different rules and capacities globally we have learned there is no adequate way to move forward.
As we have seen the effect of all of these changes on the world, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the entire European tour. We didn’t want to postpone and wait for an appropriate opportunity to return when so many people have had their lives impacted.
We felt at least by canceling, all the tickets that were sold would be refunded and your money returned to you as opposed to holding it until we could hit the road again. We have always appreciated the undying support of the fans around the globe and we felt this was the right decision to return that support you always give us.
As of this time, this is for the European tour, but there may be a chance you will hear from us again soon about the previous postponed US dates. We are exploring every opportunity to try and see our fans globally as soon as it is appropriate to do so.
Until we can gather together in a live concert setting, take care of yourselves and each other. We are in unprecedented times and our world is changing. It is on all of us to make it better for everyone so we can get together and celebrate our common love of music in the near future.
Alter Bridge have released a new video for “You Will Be Remembered” in honor of the workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. That track appears on the band’s 2016 album “The Last Hero.” The group commented:
“We wrote ‘You Will Be Remembered‘ as a tribute to anyone who gives themselves in service to others. In this current climate, those stories are around us every day and we just wanted to offer our own small visual tribute to some of those people. There are numerous stories and we want to thank everyone that is doing their part to get us through this unprecedented time. Thank You.”
Alter Bridge have postponed their spring tour with Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date.
Alter Bridge commented:
“We hoped that it wouldn’t come to this, but as some of you have already heard unfortunately, due to recent changes around the globe created by the recent Covid-19 situation, the May headline tour of the United States with Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia will be postponed.
The health and safety of everyone attached to these shows (fans, artists, crew members, venue staff, etc) is our main priority. More information regarding rescheduled dates will be available in the future.
We look forward to the time when we can all come together and celebrate music as the community and family we are. Until then, Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Stay Safe…”
Alter Bridge have announced a spring headlining tour. Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia will serve as support.
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (no Saint Asonia)
05/02 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (Alter Bridge only)
05/04 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Alter Bridge only)
05/10 Destin, FL – Club LA (Alter Bridge only)
05/12 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
05/13 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
05/15 Rama, ON – Casino Rama
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival (Alter Bridge only)
05/18 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
05/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues
05/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
05/23 Herrin, IL – Herrinfesta Italiana (Alter Bridge only)
05/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (Alter Bridge only)
On December 9, Alter Bridge played a show at L’Olympia in Paris, France, the same venue where the late Jeff Buckley recorded his 2001 live album. With this in mind, frontman Myles Kennedy ended up performing a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on Buckley’s 1983 Telecaster guitar. You can see footage of that below:
Alter Bridge have announced a February headlining tour. Clint Lowery (Sevendust) and Deepfall will open.
01/31 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino (Alter Bridge only)
02/01-02/06 – Shiprocked (Alter Bridge only)
02/08 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
02/09 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center
02/11 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
02/12 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
02/14 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
02/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/17 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
02/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
02/21 Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort
02/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/26 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
02/27 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory