ALICE IN CHAINS has announced a Canadian tour in support of its Grammy-nominated album "Rainier Fog". The trek, which is set to kick off April 10 in Vancouver, also includes new U.S. dates.
ALICE IN CHAINS' tour will see the iconic band playing a mix of classic tracks and new songs from "Best Rock Album" nominee "Rainier Fog", which hit No. 1 across Billboard's Rock, Alternative and Hard Music charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart. The Grammy nomination is the band's ninth.
April 10 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 12 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Events Center
April 13 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Expo Centre
April 15 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
April 17 - Winnipeg, MA - Burton Cummings Theatre
April 19 - Minneapolis, MN -The Armory
April 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
April 21 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
April 23 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
April 24 - Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Concert Hall
April 25 - Rama, ON - Rama Casino
April 27 - Montreal, QC - Mtelus
April 28 - Quebec City, QC - Le Capitole
The group — vocalist-guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist-guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez — recently announced plans for a multi-episodic series of videos based on a story they introduced with "The One You Know", a clip directed by Adam Mason. They furthered the storyline with "Never Fade", with more Mason-directed clips on the way.
The band's first new studio effort in five years, "Rainier Fog" marks a few firsts for ALICE IN CHAINS: it's their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). The "Rainier Fog" recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. "Rainier Fog" is the third straight ALICE IN CHAINS album recorded with Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL).
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