- Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!
Monday 13 June 2011
Alter Bridge announce UK arena tour!
ALTER BRIDGE ANNOUNCE UK ARENA TOUR
Following their awe-inspiring slot at the Download Festival this past weekend, ALTER BRIDGE are delighted to announce they will return to the UK this Winter for their first arena tour here.
Since ALTER BRIDGE formed in 2004, the band have built a diehard fanbase through relentless touring and stellar live performances, selling more than a million albums and in the process becoming one of the most respected rock bands in the world. Their third studio album, AB III, released last October and rocketing up to #9 in the UK album chart, was phenomenally received by critics and fans alike, blasting away any preconceptions and firmly lodging itself in many ‘Top 10 “end of year” lists.
Special guests on the trek will be none other than their Southern rockin’ labelmates BLACK STONE CHERRY, who just two weeks ago released their brand new album ‘Between The Devil And the Deep Blue Sea’, crashing into the UK national album chart at an impressive #13.
An additional opening band is yet to be announced. Tickets are £24.50 regionally and £26 for London and will go on general sale from 9am on Friday 17th June from www.livenation.co.uk
Get your rocks off at:
Tue 22nd Nov - BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Wed 23rd Nov - CARDIFF Motor Point Arena
Thu 24th Nov - MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
Sat 26th Nov - NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Sun 27th Nov – GLASGOW SECC
Tue 29th Nov - LONDON Wembley Arena