Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge) Working On New Solo Album

Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge) has started working on material for his new solo album. He is currently planning to hit the studio in November/December.

Tremonti told Myglobalmind the following

“My producer lives here in Orlando, Florida, and Myles [Kennedy] has been here the last two months recording his solo album. He just finished tracking it a day or two ago, so I’m next on deck to go into the studio for mine in November/December. Once that’s done, Myles and I will start to work on writing the next Alter Bridge album while touring for our solo projects. That’s when we start compiling ideas for the next Alter Bridge album.”

He continued when asked how far along he is with the songwriting process:

“I’m pretty very far along; I would say I’m 14 songs deep. I would get to about 20 songs before deciding which ones will make the final cut. It’s not a question of which songs are good or bad; it’s which work and have a good dynamic range.”

He also added the following about the musical direction as it compares to Alter Bridge:

“It has heavier elements, and it definitely has some of the moody, atmospheric stuff like Alter Bridge. The Tremonti band’s rhythm section stands apart from Alter Bridge, and any type of speed metal that I bring into Tremonti might not necessarily fit into Alter Bridge. Our vocal couldn’t be any more different. Myles is a seasoned tenor, and I’m almost a baritone. That’s the big difference in how the two bands sound different.”

Tremonti Announce European/UK Tour

Tremonti have announced a European/UK tour. The Raven Age and Disconnected will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Lisbon, POR – Ao Vivo
11/05 Madrid, SPA – Sala
11/06 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
11/08 Milan, ITA – Maggazini Generali
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/12 Munich, GER – Technikum
11/13 Vienna, AUS – Simm City
11/14 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
11/16 Brno, CZE – Semilaso
11/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
11/19 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
11/20 Osolo, NOR – John Dee
11/22 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/24 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
11/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
11/27 Hannover, GER – Capitol
11/29 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/01 Manchester, UK – Ritz
12/02 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/04 London, UK – Forum
12/06 Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Room
12/08 Cologne, GER – Kantine
12/09 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Hall
12/10 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg

Upcoming Tremonti Dates Affected By Hurricane Florence, Drummer Garrett Whitlock Takes Leave Of Absence

Tremonti have announced that a couple of their dates have been affected by Hurricane Florence including their September 13 show supporting Seether in North Myrtle Beach, SC and their headlining September 14 show in Greensboro, NC. The Seether date has been cancelled, while the Greensboro show has been rescheduled for October 13. In other news, drummer Garrett Whitlock will be taking a leave of absence from the group due to personal reasons. Ryan Bennett will be filling in.

Watch Tremonti Members Cover Metallica’s “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” On Hello Kitty Instruments

Loudwire have shared footage of Tremonti‘s Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman covering Metallica‘s “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” on a Hello Kitty guitar and ukulele. You can see footage of that below:

Watch Tremonti Perform Acoustic Cover Of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed”

Tremonti recently performed an acoustic cover of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed” at WDHA’s Coors Light Studio. You can see footage of that and “Take You With Me” below. Tremonti’s new album “A Dying Machine” will be released on June 8.

Tremonti Premieres “Take You With Me” Video

Tremonti has premiered a new video for his new song “Take You With Me.” This track is from his new album “A Dying Machine,” which will be released on June 8. Mark Tremonti told Billboard the following about the song:

“It’s about someone convincing someone else to be proud of their scars and their imperfections and never forgetting where they came from and who they are, and convincing them that they are stronger than they imagined. I know it’s a song that fits radio just as much as any other song on the album, but I don’t want it to take people’s attention off the storyline and the whole concept of the record.”