The Tabernacle played host to Myles Kennedy and the boys of Alter Bridge to close out an epic weekend for the city. From the Women’s March for Equality which drew a historic crowd to the Falcons manhandling the Packers to earn a chance at Super Bowl fame for only the second time in franchise history, Atlanta had much to be joyous about, and an Alter Bridge show was the cherry on top.
Having released their fifth studio album, The Last Hero to positive reviews, Alter Bridge embarked on an extensive tour of the same name. The excited concert-goers lined up for hours leading up to the show for the chance to get a close-up look at the quartet. Warming up the crowd were openers The Dead Deads and classic rock Canadian band Monster Truck. Both opening acts do a superb job of entertaining the crowd, but it was evident that everyone was anxiously awaiting the Orlando, Fla. superstars.
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The attendees get their wish at nine sharp when Myles Kennedy and the gang set foot on stage. Kennedy is quick to shred some chords before unleashing his imposing tenor to perform opening track “The Writing on the Wall”. Equally impressive were former Creed members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Philips, who not only talk the talk of rock superstars, but play the part as well. From the onset it was apparent that everyone was in for a kick-ass show.
Those in attendance are treated to a barrage of hits and the energy the boys generate is unmatched. Just when it seems that the performance is going full-throttle, Myles Kennedy takes a cool-down moment to perform an acoustic solo of “Watch Over You.”
The change of pace is warmly received and garners some of the loudest cheers of the night. The almost two-hour show comes to an awe-inspiring finale when the boys delve into a rendition of new album lead track “Show Me a Leader” and explosive finale “Rise Today.” The crowd came in expecting a great show but Alter Bridge shattered those expectations, and instead delivered a phenomenal one.
To learn more about Alter Bridge, be sure to visit their website at www.alterbridge.com or check them out on their Last Hero Tour as they make their way through several U.S. cities in the coming months.