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  ALTER BRIDGE RETURN TO THE UK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011

4th April 2013

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Alter Brideg 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.

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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."

Rounding out the bill are Shinedown and recent Grammy Award winners, Halestorm.

Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Shinedown have 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 Lizzy 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!"

OCTOBER 2013
WEDNESDAY 16 NOTTINGHAM CAPITAL FM ARENA
THURSDAY 17 BIRMINGHAM NIA
FRIDAY 18 LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
SUNDAY 20 CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
TUESDAY 22 MANCHESTER ARENA

Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday 5th April.



WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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