Vera : Since the American heavy alternative rock band Alter Bridge released the excellent album ’The Last Hero’ in Autumn 2016, they constantly toured. In November 2016 we were present at a great show in Belgium and during that tour they played at the O2 Arena in London as well. This show was registered and now it will be launched at the world, spread over two discs.
No surprises, yet a smooth running and diverting show with new songs and a bunch of classic ones, such as the acoustic ‘Watch Over You’ (Myles is a top notch vocalist!), the immortal ‘Blackbird’ and the captivating ‘Isolation’. ‘Waters Rising’ is sung by Tremonti and also performed without flaws. Well, I guess the fans only need half a word to be convinced of the fact that Alter Bridge always does a good professional job. This release includes a third disc with eleven exclusive tracks. Most of them are released as bonus track earlier, but it is a nice move to be able to hear them all collected on one disc. Seven of the songs were only released earlier in Japan and ‘Symphony Of Agony’ was the bonus track on the most recent CD ‘The Last Hero’. These are no minor tracks, that’s why it is fun to listen to them in addition to the live experience. Early October Alter Bridge will come to Europe again. Two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London are sold out to start with and one week later you can see them in Groningen (Oosterpoort) in the Netherlands. The show must go on and at home you can have a glimpse of all that bravura by consuming ‘Live At The O2 + Rarities’.