Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS) has announced a string of intimate headline dates in the U.K., his first as a solo artist. The six shows take place in March, to coincide with the release of his debut solo record, “Year Of The Tiger”.
Pre-sales will begin at 9 a.m. this Wednesday with O2 and 9 a.m. Thursday with Live Nation. Tickets go on general sale from 9 a.m. this Friday at LiveNation.co.uk and all good box offices, or direct from the venues. Tickets are sure to fly out the door with venues of this size, so don’t delay if you don’t want to miss out.
March 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
March 18 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
March 20 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
March 21 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
March 24 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 26 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
“Year Of The Tiger” will be released on March 9, 2018 via Napalm Records. The effort was helmed by ALTER BRIDGE‘s longtime producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
Myles revealed in a recent interview that his father died because he refused to see doctors due to his Christian Science faith, an event which formed the central theme of “Year Of The Tiger”.
“Year Of The Tiger” is actually the second solo album Kennedy recorded, having previously completed a full-length record’s worth of material over a several-year period beginning in 2009. Although that album was mixed in early 2016, Myles “decided not to move forward” with the project because “I’m kind of a firm believer that songs can have a shelf life with an artist,” he told Metal Wani.
ALTER BRIDGE is expected to take most of 2018 off from the road while the bandmembers focus on other projects.
Writing for the follow-up to 2016’s “The Last Hero” will begin later this year, with tentative plans to release the effort in 2019.