Watch: Crowd Sings Alter Bridge’s “Metalingus” for Adam Copeland

The sold-out crowd stunned Copeland in his hometown of Toronto

Alter Bridge, left [The Rock Revival], Adam Copeland, right [Lee South/AEW]

Last Wednesday [March 20] at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Copeland made his way to the ring while Alter Bridge’s “Metalingus” blasted through the arena speakers. The 50-year-old WWE Hall of Famer and current AWE TNT Champion was gearing up for a big match against his former tag team partner, Christian Cage. Donning a special Toronto Maple Leafs-inspired cloak from rock star clothier Wornstar, Adam Copeland raised his metal horns to the crowd like he’s done for nearly three decades. When his music faded out, Copeland was left stunned when the sold-out crowd continued to seeing his signature entrance anthem.

Check out the video below.

The song “Metalingus” is from Alter Bridge’s eponymous debut album, One Day Remains. Released on August 10, 2004, the record also contains fan favorites like “Find the Real,” “Open Your Eyes,” and “Broken Wings,” all of which became Mainstream Rock hits for the band in the United States. If fans are hoping for an anniversary tour surrounding the album, it probably isn’t going to happen. Alter Bridge was born out of the ashes of Creed, and the latter group recently announced a massive reunion tour this year.

After confirming a pair of music cruises, platinum rockers Creed decided to take their reunion on the road. The band announced plans for an extensive North American tour, set to launch on July 17 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The run wraps up on September 28 at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Very special guests for the trek will be 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Switchfoot, Tonic, Big Wreck, and Finger Eleven on select dates.

In addition to the headlining shows, Creed will also be putting on a special one-day festival dubbed Summer of ’99 and Beyond with 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Finger Eleven, Fuel, Vertical Horizon, and The Verve Pipe on Saturday, August 31 at the Glen Helen Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, California.

Due to overwhelming fan response, the multi-platinum rockers have added a second leg the trek. The new round of dates begins on November 2 at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and wraps up on December 5 at the Kia Center in Orlando, Florida. Very special guests for the run will be 3 Doors Down, Mammoth WVH, and Finger Eleven on select dates.

Last July, Creed confirmed a special reunion music cruise. The two five-day rock excursion sets sail from Miami in April, cruising down to Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to headliners Creed, the trip will also feature 3 Doors Down, Buckcherry, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, The Verve Pipe, Tantric, Dishwalla, Nine Days, and Louise Post of Veruca Salt. Due to overwhelming demand, a second cruise was added after the first sold out.

It will be interesting to see if the band decides to play their watershed album, Human Clay, in full on this upcoming tour. This year marks the 25 anniversary of the multi-platinum LP, and the first leg of the tour wraps up on the album’s actual released date – September 28. Creed’s sophomore effort, Human Clay was highlighted by four huge hit singles – “Higher,” “What If,” “With Arms Wide Open,” and “Are You Ready?” The chart-topping ballad “With Arms Wide Open” garnered the band the GRAMMY® Award for Best Rock Song. Since its release, Human Clay has received the rare diamond certification from the RIAA for selling over 10 million copies.

In 2022, Creed celebrated the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album, My Own Prison. The band reissued the record on vinyl for the very first time. Featuring the hits “Torn,” “What’s This Life For,” “One,” and “My Own Prison,” the multi-platinum album has gone on to sell over 6 million copies in the United States alone.

Creed have not toured together since 2013. Their last studio effort was 2009’s Full Circle, which featured the hit singles “Overcome” and “A Thousand Faces.” Since then, frontman Scott Stapp released his acclaimed third album The Space Between the Shadows in 2019. Guitarist Mark Tremonti churned out four Tremonti albums. Mark, along with fellow Creed members Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall, unleashed four more Alter Bridge albums including the masterful Fortress (2013) and their latest opus, Pawns & Kings (2022).

This year is going to be a busy one for Creed’s Mark Tremonti . Last month, he confirmed has a new solo album on the way. The tireless guitarist announced to fans on his official social media that he is working on new material for the next Tremonti record. According to Mark himself, he’s already written “many new songs” for the project. He and the rest of the band have entered the studio to begin tracking the album.

Tremont’s last solo effort was 2021’s Marching in Time. Released through Napalm Records, the disc hit No. 1 on the UK’s Rock & Metal Albums chart, and cracked the Billboard 200 at No. 184. Produced by frequent collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Limp Bizkit), the album churned out four singles.

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