It was the most eagerly anticipated album of the band’s career so far as fans have been waiting to get their hands on it for months, and once again the UK rock music buying public have spoken with their money. Alter Bridge’s fourth album Fortress has landed on the UK album charts at a very impressive number six, just missing out on the top five.
Fortress, which has won critical acclaim across virtually the entire UK rock & metal press world (including from ourselves, you can read our Fortress review here), is Alter Bridge’s best UK chart success thus far, beating previous album ABIII which clocked in at number nine. Fortress has also copied ABIII by topping the UK rock albums chart.
There were also three other new rock & metal entries in this week’s Top 40. Metallica’s OST from their film Through The Never came in at number 36, UK rock veterans Status Quo’s latest offering “The Frantic Four: Reunion 2013” was once place behind Metallica at 37. Finally, the new album from UK rockers Kids In Glass Houses “Peace” charted at number 39.
Alter Bridge will be back in the UK to celebrate their success with their fans very shortly, as their headline UK arena tour (with special guests Shinedown and Halestorm) begins next week! A reminder of the dates can be found below:
Alter Bridge October 2013 UK Arena Tour
Wednesday 16th – Nottingham – Capital FM Arena
Thursday 17th – Birmingham – NIA
Friday 18th – London – Wembley Arena
Sunday 20th – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Monday 21st – Glasgow – Hydro
Tuesday 22nd – Manchester – Arena
Tickets are priced from £25 (or £26.50 for London) plus booking fees. Limited tickets may still be available so please check with the likes of SeeTickets, Gigantic and Ticketmaster but hurry as there isn’t long until the tour starts! Rocksins will have coverage of Alter Bridge’s UK Tour next week so please check back with us in the near future for further AB updates.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of Fortress yet, what are you waiting for? The album is out now through Roadrunner Records. You can keep in touch with Alter Bridge, including frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti on their respective twitter accounts – @alterbridge, @MarkTremonti and @MylesKennedy.