Yep, the Hunters headed en masse to the Carling Academy on Saturday night to see Alter Bridge, with some nifty driving to make sure that Alex got to his friend's party before and after the concert. Sadly, that meant we missed London grunge rockers Slaves to Gravity, although singer Tommy Gleeson appeared behind us at the end of the concert, lingering at the merchandise stand, presumably to sign some goodies for fans. Not a bad gig for them to get to open for Alter Bridge on your, especially having just toured as openers for Lucana Coil.

Alter Bridge last played Glasgow two years ago, and with the recent release of "ABIII", their third album, comprising of 14 new songs, they had plenty to choose from, mixing the new with songs from their two previous albums "One Day Remains" and "Blackbird", alas "Find the Real" didn't get an airing, but it was still fast, furious, melodic, anthemic "stuff", and all the other things we've come to expect from a band comprising of three members of "Creed" and Myles Kennedy who just happens to have one of the best voices in rock - listen to any of the Alter Bridge albums or his work on Slash's recent solo album, especially the song "Back From Cali" which you can catch here.  No wonder there was a rumour that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones wanted him to tour with them, or was that just to annoy and galvanise Robert Plant into action - pity it didn't work.

Third time I've caught these guys, here's to number four, sooner, rather than later, I hope.



By: Ian Hunter On Monday, 18 October 2010 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(3546)