(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Alice In Chains have announced a planned North American headline tour that kicks off April 28, 2018 at the House Of Blues in Boston. The band will make several festival appearances throughout the run including ones at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and WMMR BBQ (links to each below). The touring trek news comes along with recent reports that the band entered the studio back in July to record a new album.
The band entered Studio X (originally owned by Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart under the name Bad Animals, the studio where Alice In Chains recorded its 1995 self-titled album) at that time. Helming the sessions once again was Nick Raskulinecz, who produced the band’s last two studio efforts, 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue“ and 2013’s “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here“.
Both albums featured singer William Duvall, who joined Alice In Chains back in 2006 following the death of original singer Layne Staley.
Apr. 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 30 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
May 01 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 03 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 07 – 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