Mark Runyon | ConcertTour.org
Alice in Chains have just announced a series of new US tour dates set for this spring.
Said tour kicks off in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25th and will see the grunge heroes make stops in Atlantic City, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Davenport, Ohio, among other places, before wrapping up on May 24th in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Before they embark on the American tour, Alice in Chains travel to Australia for several Soundwave Festival shows. They’ll also play their first ever show in Singapore at the Singapore Rock Festival on March 6th.
Afterwards, they’re due to play a selection of European festivals this summer, some of which will be with Metallica, including Rock in Roma (Rome, Italy), Aerodrome (Prague, Czech Republic) and Krieau Rocks (Vienna, Austria).
Alice in Chains are touring in support of their 2013 album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in May. It has also spawned two No. 1 singles “Hollow” and “Stone.”
Said album was also nominated for a GRAMMY in the field of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, but lost to Daft Punk’s eventual Album of the Year winner Random Access Memories.
Recently, the band showed their soft side, pairing up with nonprofit organization Music For Relief for their 5th annual “Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction” to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, which just goes to show that even the angriest bands are sweethearts underneath it all.
The auction, which recently ended, included some seriously one-of-a-kind gems of music memorabilia, including a guitar signed by Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and the chance to sit with Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington at a New York Fashion Week runway show, which sounds like a strange way to spend an afternoon.