Alice In Chains

From07 March 2019to20 June 2019

Alice In Chains

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Alice in Chains (formed in 1987) is an American alternative metal and grunge-influenced rock band who made their breakthrough in 1992 album with the full-length “Dirt”, hailing from Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Initially formed as Alice N’ Chains to dispel connotations of female bondage, the band’s early lineup included Layne Staley, guitarists Johnny Bacolas and Zoli Semanate, drummer James Bergstrom, and bassist Byron Hansen. Staley subsequently met guitarist Jerry Cantrell at Music Bank rehearsal studios, while working with Alice N’ Chains, and the two began living together. It wasn’t long before Staley and Cantrell were playing live together, and alongside drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr, ultimately formed Alice in Chains.

The band recorded an early demo tape, “The Treehouse Tapes”, aided by local promoter Randy Hauser, which caught the attentional of Columbia Records. By 1989 Alice in Chains were signed to Columbia’s roster, and released their debut promotional EP “We Die Young” in July 1990. The EP and lead single “We Die Young” both generated considerable success for the band, turning Alice in Chains into one of the label’s top priorities.

The group’s debut studio album “Facelift” was issued by Columbia in August 1990, peaking at No. 42 on the Billboard 200. Bridging the musical gap between grunge/alt-rock and heavy metal, the record proved a huge success aided by the singles “Man in the Box” and “Sea of Sorrow”. In support of the LP Alice in Chains toured extensively in support of Iggy Pop, Van Halen, Poison, and Extreme, before opening on the Clash of the Titans Tour.

Alice in Chain’s subsequent release was the acoustic EP “Sap” inspired by a dream drummer Sean Kinney had. Popularised by fellow Seattle-based band Nirvana, whose album “Nevermind” was at the top of the charts, Alice in Chain’s recognition was growing at an increasing rate. Focusing on the subject of addiction, with songs written on the road, the band’s sophomore full-length “Dirt” was released in September 1992. Rising to No. 6 on the Billboard 200, the record earned widespread critical acclaim, later being certified four-times platinum. Spawning the Top 30 singles “Would?”, “Rooster”, “Them Bones”, “Angry Chair”, and “Down in a Hole”, the record was supported by an opening slot for Ozzy Osbourne and on the 1993 Lollapalooza tour.

A second acoustic EP followed in 1994 entitled “Jar of Flies”, which subsequently became the first-ever EP to top the Billboard 200. Hauntingly sorrowful, the EP was written and recorded in one week and spawned the singles “No Excuses” and “I Stay Away”. Following a hiatus in which Staley entered rehab for his heroin addiction and joined the supergroup Mad Season, Alice In Chains released their self-titled, third album in November 1995. Once again topping the U.S. Billboard 200, the record earned a wave of esteemed reviews, following which the group recorded and released an MTV Unplugged session in 1996.

Following two years of struggles for Staley in 1998 he reunited with Alice in Chains to record two new songs “Get Born Again” and “Died”. The band went on to release a string of box-sets and compilation albums including “Nothing Safe: Best of the Box” and “Greatest Hits”, before in April 2002, Layne Staley was found dead in his condominium. The remaining members of Alice in Chains, including new vocalist William DuVall, returned in 2005 to play a benefit concert in aid of the tsunami disaster. Four years later, ahead of their fourth studio album, Alice in Chains released the single “A Looking in View” in June 2009. The full-length “Black Gives Way to Blue” followed in September, featuring Elton John on the title track. In 2013 Alice in Chains release their fifth studio album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Her”, led by the singles “Hollow”, “Stone”, and “Voices”.

Thursday 07 March 2019
Alice In Chains
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday 09 March 2019
Alice In Chains
Download Sydney 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Monday 11 March 2019
Alice In Chains
Download Festival 2019
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Wednesday 13 March 2019
Alice In Chains
Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre, Albany Creek, QLD, Australia

Thursday 23 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Braehead Arena, Glasgow, UK

Friday 24 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
B1 at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK

Saturday 25 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK

Monday 27 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
13, Tilburg, Netherlands

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Alice In Chains
L’Olympia, Paris, France

Thursday 30 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Friday 31 May 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

Saturday 01 June 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Halle 622, Zürich, Switzerland

Monday 03 June 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Forum Karlín, Prague, Czech Republic

Tuesday 04 June 2019
Alice In Chains
with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Stadtpark Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Friday 07 June 2019 – Sunday 09 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Rock am Ring 2019
Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany

Tuesday 11 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Impact Festival 2019
Krakow, Poland

Thursday 13 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia

Saturday 15 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Oulun Energia -areena, Oulu, Finland

Sunday 16 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Ravintola Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland

Tuesday 18 June 2019
Alice In Chains
A2 Green Concert, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Thursday 20 June 2019
Alice In Chains
Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, Russian Federation

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