Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains’ first new studio album in more than 10 years will be released in the UK through Parlophone on September 28th. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) began recording last October at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and recently finished mixing at Henson Studios in Hollywood.

Over the course of their remarkable career Alice In Chains have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, topping the Billboard Top 200 album chart with two albums and achieved 11 Billboard Top 10 hit singles.

‘Black Gives Way To Blue’ reaffirms their undeniable place in rock history. A remarkable new album, it makes clear how timeless, potent and visionary Alice In Chains are.

Guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez reunited in 2005 at a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. They began touring with new guitarist/vocalist William DuVall the following year.

"It’s been a meaningful journey and a hell of a story,” says Cantrell. “We're very excited to have a home at EMI and are looking forward to writing new chapters in the book of Alice.”

"We're in a good place," adds Kinney. "We've made a record that we’re really proud of, we’ve got a team in place that’s passionate about the music and we’re excited for the fans to hear the new songs.”

Alice In Chains recently played a string of shows with Nine Inch Nails in Australia and will be performing with Kid Rock at Comerica Park in Detroit on July 18. They follow that with a series of festivals with Metallica overseas, including an August 1 date at Marlay Park in Dublin and an August 2 show at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth.

Alice In Chains have just announced a very special, one-night-only concert at London’s Scala on August 4th.  This has already sold out. Further club shows then follow as below:

Date                City                              Venue

August 6           Cologne, GR                  Essigfabrik

August 8           Berlin, GR                     Columbia Club

August 10         Hamburg, GR                 Grunspan

August 11         Amsterdam, NE             Melkweg

The first track from ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’ will be entitled ‘A Looking In View’. The video for it is spectacular. Check out a 15 second trailer for it here – the full version will be available next month.

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