Alter Bridge to sell concert audio on Tremonti guitar-shaped USB sticks
Alter Bridge have announced that they will be working with Abbey Road Live to sell live concert recordings digitally on PRS Tremonti guitar-shaped USB flash drives. Each concert on the upcoming US tour will be recorded, mixed, and mastered in real-time, and sold shortly after the end of the show. The drives will cost $17 in advance, or $20 the night of the show. Additionally each customer will be automatically entered into a contest to win a PRS Tremonti SE guitar, with one winner selected for each concert date.
Abbey Road Live is the same company that recorded many of the Slash & Myles concerts and sold them on CD. For additional information, check out Abbey Road Live's website here: http://www.abbeyroadliveus.com/detail.cfm?artistid=49.
The press release was posted at the following link, and is copied below:
New USA Single Revealed + Abbey Road Live Partnership
ALTER BRIDGE READY TO DROP NEXT SINGLE “GHOST OF DAYS GONE BY” AS FOLLOW UP TO THEIR #1 HIT “ISOLATION”
BAND ALSO TEAMS UP WITH ABBEY ROAD LIVE TO GIVE FANS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE ON THE UPCOMING HEADLINE TOUR
(March 24, 2011 – New York, NY) – Alter Bridge is readying to storm the top of the rock charts again with their next single “Ghost Of Days Gone By.” The single is the follow up to “Isolation,” the group’s first career #1 single that topped the Mainstream, Active and Heritage charts for weeks. The single, from the critically acclaimed ABIII, is set to impact on April 18th but is already getting early spins at radio and will be available for stations on March 28th. ABIII was self-released on Alter Bridge recordings via EMI Label Services and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Coinciding with the new single landing at radio, the band will be heading out on another national tour run. This time, Alter Bridge is teaming up with Abbey Road Live U.S. to give fans even more access to the band. Abbey Road Live U.S. will be recording select shows from Alter Bridge’s tour and will be offering fans the chance to purchase that night’s show on a USB drive they can take home that night. The USB drive is in the shape of Mark Tremonti’s PRS guitar and will feature the complete live show, various video clips of live performances and a guitar lesson from Mark himself. The USB drive can be pre-ordered for any show at www.abbeyroadliveus.com for $17 prior to the show and is also available at the venue for $20 day of show. All fans that buy the USB drive of any show will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Mark Tremonti SE PRS guitar, courtesy of PRS. There will be one winner for each tour date to be announced the week after the tour date in question. The contest is open to everyone over the age of 18, including those who place orders online as well as in-person at the show (void where prohibited by law). Abbey Road Live is the leader in immediate content acquisition and delivery. For more information, please visit http://www.abbeyroadliveus.com/detail.cfm?artistid=49.
The band’s cross-country trek will kick off in Portland, OR on April 21st and will make stops in Las Vegas, Anaheim, Chicago and New York. Alter Bridge has also been confirmed to play the Carolina Rebellion on May 7th in Charlotte, NC as well as Rock on the Range on May 21st in Columbus, OH. The tour will also see the band playing in some markets for the first time in their career including Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Knoxville and Nashville. Black Stone Cherry and Like A Storm have been tapped as openers on the headline leg of the tour.
In addition, Alter Bridge has been confirmed to appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on April 25th. The band will perform on Kimmel’s outdoor stage, located in the heart of Hollywood, and all fans in the Los Angeles area are invited to the performance. Fans will be able to register for free tickets to the performance next month at 1iota.com.
Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips.
ALTER BRIDGE USA TOUR DATES
DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
4/21 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
4/23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
4/24 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
4/27 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
4/29 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
4/30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
5/2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5/3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5/5 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/7 Charlotte, NC Metrolina Expo – Carolina Rebellion
5/8 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
5/10 Knoxville, TN Valarium
5/11 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
5/12 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
5/14 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial State Park – KQRC Rockfest
5/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
5/18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
5/19 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
5/21 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock on the Range
5/22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center