Alice In Chains announces first live date since October 2016
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Alice In Chains has announced its first concert since October 2016, confirming that the band will appear at the Tons Of Rock festival in Norway in June 2018. Tickets are on sale now. Also set to perform are Ozzy Osbourne and numerous other bands from the underground side of the metal scene. Alice In Chains last performed on October 8th, 2016 in Reno, Nevada, and has not performed live in 2017.
Drummer Sean Kinney spoke a while back and explained how life on the road is different for Alice In Chains these days: "We're in different places and a lot's happened, you know, so in the past, the show was part of the day but the day was full of all sorts of potential chaos. Being one of the people that would create a lot of that chaos, once in a while you miss it a little (laughter). I'm not gonna lie!"
- Alice In Chains reportedly entered Studio X in Seattle back in June to begin recording the follow-up to its 2013 album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The new disc is tentatively due out in early 2018.
- The new disc will be Alice In Chains' sixth full-length studio album and will be its third with singer/guitarist William DuVall, who joined the band in 2006 following the death of Layne Staley four years earlier.
- The first two singles from The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, "Hollow" and "Stone", both hit Number One on the rock radio airplay charts, while the album itself debuted on the Billboard album chart at Number Two.
SIDE NOTES: Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Fantasy Live in September that the band was "taking our time" to make the new LP. Asked about returning the road, Cantrell said, "That’s probably part of the whole package. But, again, one step at a time. We can’t go out and do that until we make a great record, in our opinion, and then hopefully a few other people like it too.”