With the release of their sixth album Walk the Sky, ALTER BRIDGE hit the road on tour and on February 20th made a stop in Las Vegas, at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Opening up on this tour for Alter Bridge is CLINT LOWERY of Sevendust, promoting his new solo album God Bless the Renegades, and from Greenville, MI the band DEEPFALL.
When we arrived the line was already a couple hundred people long, and inside there were over 100 fans who paid for a meet and greet that included watching Alter Bridge’s soundcheck. The fans outside were charged up and eager to get inside! Opening up the show was Deepfall, a band of hard rockers led by singer Rich Hopkins, who are touring promoting their 2019 album release of Broken. One of the highlights of the band's set was a really decent version of Journey's “Separate Ways”. Deepfall is a band that has great songs, a great sound and if they stay true to their style, an amazing future. Deepfall will be returning to Vegas again at the HOB, supporting HELLYEAH on April 18, 2020.
Next was Clint Lowery, guitarist for the band Sevendust, out on this tour promoting his debut solo album God Bless the Renegades, where he is lead vocalist and lead guitarist. I really was looking forward to seeing Clint on his solo tour, as Sevendust has always been one of my fav bands. Though not as heavy as Sevendust, this is a great album, but since it was very recently released the crowd had not had enough time to really take it in and become familiar with the songs. Check out the album here and see what you think!
Alter Bridge has two iconic musicians in rock music, vocalist Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti (also in Creed) on guitar. Alter BridgeWalk the Sky, (also in Slash) and and they opened up the show with the first song off the new album, titled “Wouldn’t You Rather”...a killer song that really features Myles amazing vocals and Marks soaring guitar work, who was recently named the "greatest guitarist of the last decade" by Guitar World magazine. The song “Isolation” and “Come To Life” got the fans fired up in the front, before Mark and Myles did an acoustic break mid set that included “In Loving Memory”. The band came back together for “Blackbird”, and closed out their set with “Godspeed “ and “Addicted To Pain”. is on the road in support of their new album
The music sounded fantastic, but the lighting was a real problem with enjoying the whole show, and I have seen this mentioned on other reviews too. They had large round LED’s behind the band, that would blast out at the audience, and caused us to turn our heads - we were blinded throughout the show. We spent more time listening to the show instead of watching it. Instead of adding to the show it really distracted from how this amazing band sounded. Alter Bridge, and Myles and Mark especially make for a great show, and the sound if not the visuals were a real treat at the Vegas show.
Alter Bridge Setlist Las Vegas
Wouldn't You Rather
Come to Life
Pay No Mind
Ghost of Days Gone By
Cry of Achilles
In Loving Memory
Open Your Eyes
Addicted to Pain
Alter Bridge photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Clint Lowery photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Deepfall photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos