Alter Bridge knows how to “Show Me A Leader”By William Simpson • Oct 11th, 2016 • Category: Live Show Reviews
Article by Jennifer Morris
The best is always saved for last, right? The Tulsa State Fair was no exception with allowing Alter Bridge to close out the Oklahoma Stage on October 8, 2016.
By far the greatest talent to hit the fair in several years, Alter Bridge brought an arena worthy set to the fairgrounds of Tulsa. After more than a decade together, this band gets better by the day.
Myles Kennedy who IS the voice of the decade, was all smiles through the hour and a half set. Covering songs from all 5 studio albums including “Come to Life,” “Ghosts of Days Gone By,” and “Before Tomorrow Comes” they kept the crowd begging for more. With antecdotes of how he earned his money for his first guitar, he became personable. With shaking hands of eager fans, he became a friend. Kennedy is a leader in engaging a crowd and keeps them there long after they exit the stage.
Lead guitarist Mark Tremonti made one fan’s night by bringing up their guitar for one of AB’s best known hits “Blackbird.” That fan should have his guitar preserved. To never be touched again after one of the greatest ever strummed the strings. One for the history books for sure.
An AB show would not be an AB show without Kennedy and Tremonti and their dueling guitars. The dual bridged the encore from “Show Me a Leader” to the 2007 mega hit “Rise Today.” An energizing end to a stellar show.