Following the release of The Last Hero, the guys from Alter Bridge will be returning to Aussie shores in April and have just announced that Like A Storm will be joining them!
Like A Storm has a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the heavy rock world. These guys have fought to be heard; the New Zealand brothers ventured to the US, knowing no one. They built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of The Beginning, with Alter Bridge and also with bands such as Shinedown and Creed.
Ironically, the Like A Storm boys have never played in New Zealand or on Australian soil, though they’ve toured with everybody from Alter Bridge, Tremonti and Shinedown to Steel Panther, Slash/Myles Kennedy and Black Veil Brides; plus, played high-profile festivals such as Download Festival in the UK alongside Korn and Five Finger Death Punch. It is with this yearning to play to Australian and New Zealand’s heavy rock fans that brought them to the tour.
Like A Storm’s US smash single, ‘Love The Way You Hate Me’ grabbed the attention of Sirius XM’s rock station, and it seized #1 on their nationwide Big ‘Uns countdown for five weeks. The single eventually went Top 30 on the US active rock charts—a major achievement for a completely independent band, and making them the first New Zealand group to ever do so.
The guys behind Like A Storm are brothers: Chris Brooks (lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming), Matt Brooks (vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming) and Kent Brooks (bass, vocals, keys/programming), plus LA-based Drummer, Zach Wood.
Lead Singer, Chris expressed major excitement at the prospect of finally coming home to play (and to the Australian next door neighbours). “We have fought for every little piece of ground that we have gained here in the US and in Europe. To come home now to play our first show in New Zealand as Like A Storm, as well as Australia, and to do it with Alter Bridge, this is a dream come true.”
Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge is also enthusiastic about their return to New Zealand and Australia with Like A Storm in tow. “Every time we tour, I’m reminded of how great it is to have this passionate and loyal audience. We don’t take it lightly,” Myles says. “We consider it an honour that people let us into their lives that way—and we can’t wait to see our loyal fans downunder in April, with our tour buddies Like A Storm—it’s going to be a load of fun.”
The Alter Bridge – Australia/New Zealand Tour 2017 is on sale now at mjrpresents.com.
MJR PRESENTS: AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR APRIL 2017
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
FRIDAY 31/03/17 – AUCKLAND – POWERSTATION
MONDAY 3/04/17 – BRISBANE – EATONS HILL
TUESDAY 4/04/17 – SYDNEY – ENMORE THEATRE
THURSDAY 6/04/17 – MELBOURNE – FESTIVAL HALL
SATURDAY 8/04/17 – PERTH – METROPOLIS
Tickets are available here.
Watch Alter Bridge’s ‘My Champion’ here.