- 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!!!
Tuesday 2 April 2013
Alter Bridge UK Tour announced
ALTER BRIDGE RETURN TO THE UK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011
BAND ANNOUNCE ARENA TOUR IN OCTOBER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SHINEDOWN AND HALESTORM
ALTER BRIDGE are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the UK for a six-date arena tour this October. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first time back in the UK since November 2011. In the interim, guitarist Mark Tremonti released his debut solo record All I Was, singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy returned fronting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and drummer Scott Phillips teamed up with friends in Sevendust to form Projected. ALTER BRIDGE toured extensively in support of their last album ABIII, released in 2010. That tour was immortalized in the band’s now legendary sold-out performance at London’s Wembley Arena in November 2011 and released as the Alter Bridge: Live At Wembley DVD. Currently, the band - completed by bassist Brian Marshall - are hard at work writing/recording their new album, set for release via Roadrunner Records this September.
Frontman Myles Kennedy exclaims, "Thrilled to be returning to the UK with SHINEDOWN and HALESTORM later this year! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the part of the world that embraced ALTER BRIDGE from the start."
Dates are as follows:
Wed 16th Oct - NOTTINGHAM Arena
Thu 17th Oct - BIRMINGHAM NIA
Fri 18th Oct - LONDON Wembley Arena
Sun 20th Oct - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Mon 21st Oct - GLASGOW Hydro
Tue 22nd Oct - MANCHESTER Arena
Rounding out the bill are SHINEDOWN and recent Grammy Award winners, HALESTORM.
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, SHINEDOWN has been touring in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Amaryllis’. Charismatic frontman Brent Smith comments: “We are truly honoured to be playing with Alter Bridge in the UK this year. We are such big fans of the band, and admire them greatly. Rock n’ roll is a way of life for all of us in SHINEDOWN, and we are so excited to be apart of such an amazing tour!”
Fresh off their own recent UK dates, HALESTORM already can’t wait to get back to these shores this Autumn. The are still celebrating their recent Grammy win for ‘Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance’ for single ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)’, taken from their current album ‘The Strange Case Of...’. Guitar-wielding banshee Lzzy Hale had this to say, “I'm so excited to be sharing the stage with our friends in Shinedown and Alter Bridge! I am so lucky to be the little sis of Rock on this tour. All of these men have been so influential to my life, and are tremendous performers. Anyone attending one of these shows better be prepared to leave the building barefoot, cuz the lot of us are gonna rock your socks off!"
General tickets go on sale 9am Friday 5th April, priced at £25 regionally / £26.50 London and are available fromwww.ticketmaster.co.uk or