ALTER BRIDGE Release “My Champion” Lyric Video

Alter Bridge’s fifth studio album, The Last Hero, is scheduled for worldwide release on October 7th by Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe.

Heroes push us to excel. Their will, courage, and sacrifice can bring out the best in the world around them. Fittingly, on their fifth full-length album, Alter Bridge pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. Today a brand new lyric video has been unveiled.

“My Champion” climbs from a swell of delay into an impressive guitar lick before Myles delivers one of the most spirited choruses of their career to date. “The lyric was actually inspired by thinking back to my situation as a kid,” he remembers. “I was this really small, underdeveloped kid who had to work extremely hard to keep up with all of my peers. It was very frustrating. I would hear a lot of words of encouragement from parents, coaches, or teachers though. A lot of those things were stored away, and they manifested themselves in this song. I’ve been able to apply some of those concepts in my life a thousand times over since then.”  

The Last Hero is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon (widget below) and Google Play. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the debut single “Show Me A Leader”.

The album will be available in various fan bundles at and fans can get exclusive early access to the band’s ticket pre-sale by pre-ordering any item in the store.

The Last Hero was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Tremonti Trivium, etc) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen.

The Last Hero tracklisting:

“Show Me A Leader”
“The Writing On The Wall”
“The Other Side”
“My Champion”
“Poison In Your Veins”
“Cradle To The Grave”
“Losing Patience”
“This Side Of Fate”
“You Will Be Remembered”
“Crows On A Wire”
“Island Of Fools”
“The Last Hero”

“Show Me A Leader” video:

“Show Me A Leader” lyric video:

Alter Bridge is heading out on select US headline dates in support of The Last Hero this coming September. The headline run kicks off September 22nd in Destin, FL.

Tour dates:

22 # – Destin, FL – Club LA
24 – Houston, TX – Houston Open Air Festival
25 # – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
28 # – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
29 # – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

1 – Janesville, WI – Sonic Boom
2 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
4 # – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
5 # – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
8 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa State Fair – Oklahoma Stage

* playing with Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia
# headline show

Alter Bridge have announced their long-anticipated return to Europe. Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on November 4th.

Special guests include Danish rockers Volbeat, who just released their sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. French metal group, Gojira, will be giving fans a taste of their crushing new album, Magma, and up-and-comers, Like A Storm, jet in from New Zealand to get the party started.

Tour dates:

November (with Like A Storm)
4 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
5 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
8 – Paris, France – Zenith
9 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
10 – Amsterdam, Holland – HMH
13 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
14 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
16 – Katowice, Poland – Spodek
20 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
21 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Main Hall

November (with Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm)
23 – Manchester, England – Arena
24 – London, England – O2 Arena
26 – Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
27 – Birmingham, England – Genting Arena
28 – Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena

December (with Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm)
1 – Glasgow, Scotland – Hydro
2 – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena

December (with Gojira, Like A Storm)
4 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
5 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
6 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehrl Theater
9 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
10 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11 – Basel, Switzerland – Jakobshalle