ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Would Like To Play More GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Shows
October 28, 2019
During a brand interview with the "BREWtally Speaking" podcast, ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall was asked if there are any plans for more recording and touring activity from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, his collaboration with members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. He responded (hear audio below): "Well, there's no plans right now, but I would never discount that. I would never say never. One thing is I'm so occupied right now with [my solo album] 'One Alone' that that's gonna really take up — that has got to be the central focus of my time for the next year or so. And the other guys, I know they stay busy as well, even if it's not necessarily public stuff. There's a lot that we all do behind the scenes and so forth.
"The 'Broken Lines' album by GTO, I think it's a high water mark of all of our careers, of everyone that was involved in that band," he continued. "I'm extremely proud of it. I'd like to do more, if the stars line up — I think it'd be great. I also, if nothing else, wouldn't mind perhaps playing some shows around the 'Broken Lines' album, because one thing that I found really unfortunate is that album was terribly underserved by our lack of performances. It's just how it worked out. We had a U.S. tour booked and then we had to cancel it. Brent [Hinds] broke his leg on his motorcycle. So the only shows that we played were our debut at [U.K.'s] Reading and Leeds [festivals] in 2016, and then we did South By Southwest in Austin, Texas in 2017. And that's it — people got three shows of GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA. And that is just not right — that's just not right, in my opinion. So, we'll see how it goes."
DuVall added: "I'm happy that people continue to discover that music, and I hope more and more people keep on discovering that music, 'cause it's really, really cool. That was when we do — if we ever did come out and were able to play some more shows, more people would be into it and be able to come out. Those shows we played were really fun, and I can imagine a whole tour of shows with that kind of energy being a really, really great time."
"Broken Lines" was released in September 2016 via Party Smasher Inc./ Cooking Vinyl.
GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's lineup also includes Ben Weinman of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DETHKLOK bassist Pete Griffin and former THE MARS VOLTA drummer Thomas Prigden.
"One Alone" arrived on October 4 via DVL Recordings.
Prior to joining ALICE IN CHAINS in 2006, DuVall was a member of punk rock bands AWARENESS VOID OF CHAOS, NEON CHRIST, BL'AST! and FINAL OFFERING. DuVall's long musical history also includes COMES WITH THE FALL and ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell's solo work.
DuVall appears on the last three ALICE IN CHAINS albums: 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue", 2013's "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" and 2018's "Rainier Fog".
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