Alter Bridge’s European tour draws to a final conclusion, and what a show they provided.
Kicking off their tour in Nottingham on 16th October, the group stopped by Barcelona prior to their final two nights in Madrid and Lisbon this weekend.
Dazzling the Barcelona crowd at Sala Razzmatazz, the band began the set with their new single, Addicted To Pain. A sheer explosion of energy was rocketed into the crowd as they emerged on stage to perform this number. Evidentially, the most popular track from the new album, Fortress, appeared to be Cry of Achilles. Assumptions of this can surely be justified by the sheer expression of enjoyment from the crowd – which was largely fairly conservative throughout with the lack of moshpits.
Conservative crowd aside, all members of the band served well to perform in an extremely charismatic manner. Brian Marshall, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy all executed the performance perfectly and displayed immense passion and appreciation for the fans. Scott Phillips on the drums acted as the vital workhorse throughout the entire performance, with the only real stand-out moment being his usual introduction during Metalingus. That said, he performed excellently throughout.
The emphasis on older releases (prior to Fortress) was also well received by myself, particularly when favouring their debut release, “One Day Remains”.
Highlights of the show included the eruptive Metalingus, the beautiful Broken Wings, the smash-mouth Isolation and the final encore track of Rise Today. The highlight would probably be Myles Kennedy’s acoustic solo rendition of Watch Over You, which was brilliantly performed and aided to transform Sala Razzmatazz into a rather more intimate feeling venue.
Overall, Alter Bridge provided a stellar performance which is certainly deserving of their reputation.
Find out more about Alter Bridge here.
Addicted to Pain
Come to Life
Before Tomorrow Comes
Cry of Achilles
Ghost of Days Gone By
Ties That Bind
Watch Over You (Myles Acoustic Solo)
Slip to the Void
Farther Than the Sun
Open Your Eyes
Calm the Fire
Guest Post, by Mike Armstrong
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