ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES
Alice In Chains has announced the first run of must-see shows for 2018 – a North American headline tour beginning April 28th at the House of Blues in Boston. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found here,
Dates are as follows:
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
Well, I hope the second run includes the “Sunshine” state! 😉
I haven’t seen this version of the band and had several friends who caught their last tour tell me that they were a great show and totally worth seeing…said musically they were spot on. I hope to catch them if they’re in my area this time around. I’m sorry to say I wrote them off after Layne’s death as they were one of the few grunge bands I liked. Dirt is still one of the best rock records ever.
Jerry Cantrell is the soul of the band Great singer and guitarist. Definitely worth seeing. Will cathch the Hammerstein Ballroom show even though I hate the place and their heavy handed version of security.
Alice in Chains were one of the few “grunge” bands that I really got into. I guess it was because I never really considered them a grunge style band. Their music really reminded me more of Ozzy-era Sabbath than anything else. Jerry C. is a killer guitar player, as well as a great singer. I had my doubts about their ability to continue on without Layne S., but their replacement William D. does a great job singing Layne’s songs. FACELIFT and DIRT are two of my favorite albums of the 90’s. And the two albums with William D. are both really good. I’ve never seen Alice in Chains live, so I would definitely check them out if they come anywhere near here.
Keith, I agree about your comment about never really considering Alice in Chains a “grunge style” band. Maybe it was the way Layne sang or the fact they were from Seattle????
I saw AIC open for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer on the Clash of the Titans tour in 1991. (Rumor has it Death Angel was originally supposed to open the shows, but the drummer’s injury forced cancellation of those plans). Weird timing/pairing, since that’s when grunge began to take off and metal started its decline.