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Alice In Chains maps out spring North American dates

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Alice In Chains has announced a headlining North American tour that will begin on April 28th in Boston and wrap up a dozen dates later on May 19th in Philadelphia. Ticket information is available at the band’s website. The quartet recently started recording their sixth LP at Studio X in Seattle — the first time the band has recorded in its hometown in years — with producer Nick Raskulinecz. The latter helmed the band’s previous two albums, including 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Bassist Mike Inez said in an interview , “I just feel in 2017, it’s time for Alice in Chains to go back to Seattle — drink that water, breathe that air . . . There’s just such a history — every street corner for us is a memory; crazy s**t happened or some beautiful stuff. Seattle’s a really special place, especially this time of year. It’s the best.”

  • Two Alice In Chains rarities — live versions of their 1992 hit “Would?” and 1990’s “It Ain’t Like That” — appear on a recently issued deluxe edition of the Singles soundtrack.
  • Last year, the band contributed a cover of Rush‘s 2112 ballad “Tears” for the album’s 40th anniversary reissue.
  • Alice In Chains will also headline one of the days at the 12th annual Rock On The Range festival, scheduled to take place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 18th, Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th.
  • Confirmed Alice In Chains tour dates (subject to change):
    April 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
    April 30 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
    May 1 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
    May 3 – Washington DC – Anthem
    May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
    May 7 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
    May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
    May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
    May 15 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
    May 16 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
    May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
    May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ

 

FAST FACTS:

  • Studio X, which was originally owned by Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart under the name Bad Animals, was the studio where Alice In Chains recorded its 1995 self-titled album.
  • The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here was the band’s second disc with singer William DuVall, who joined in 2006 following the death of Layne Staley.
  • The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here followed up 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, the band’s first album in 14 years.

 

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