Monday, April 24, 2006

U.S. Club Dates Announced

The mystery is over! AIC will be playing the following shows:

  • Los Angeles on May 18

  • San Diego on May 19

  • Chicago on May 21

  • Boston on May 22

  • New York City on May 23


  • For venue details, visit the Tour page.

    Tickets for these five shows will be exclusively available through AliceInChains.com. To find out how you can buy tickets, visit the Tickets page.

    Sunday, April 23, 2006

    Cantrell Discusses New Singer and New Album

    Blabbermouth is currently hosting excerpts from a Ultimate-Guitar interview of Jerry Cantrell, in which the guitarist says not to rule out the possibility of a new album. He also has some good things to say about his friend William Duvall, who has been confirmed to be the main vocalist for both the upcoming U.S. and European tours.

    Saturday, April 22, 2006

    VH-1 Will Only Use Two Songs

    According to a recent interview of Jerry Cantrell by Ultimate-Guitar.com, VH-1 is only planning on using two of the five songs AIC performed at their Decades Rock! Live appearance last month. "Angry Chair," "Them Bones," "Would?," "Man In The Box," and "Rooster" are all being considered.

    For those of you hoping for professional audio/video from the show, we may be out of luck considering only a small selection of the entire concert will air on TV. Audience recordings are available, however, for those interested.

    For the full interview checkout Ultimate-Guitar.com

    Updated Tour Schedule

    Click here for all the known dates. Keep checking for updates on spring U.S. club and fall/winter U.S. festival and arena shows.

    Looks like AIC will definetly be headed back to the states as early as August! Not only is that a good hint at more U.S. shows for late summer and fall, but given that there is more than a month gap between their last European show in Holland and their first announced U.S. show in South Dakota, that leaves a good amount of room for August festival appearances. Is Lollapalooza still a possibility? We think so. Just don't get your hopes up.

    03.10.06 - Atlantic City, NJ

    VH1 Presents...
    Decades Rock Live! - A Tribute To Heart


    Date: March 10, 2006
    Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    Venue: Trump Taj Mahal
    Venue Type: Club
    Bootlegs Available: Excellent Audience Recordings
    Bootleg Source/Lineage: Recorded from section N row M seat 13 dfc about 200 feet back from the stage.
    Bootleg Surface Date: April 15, 2006; Anonymous Internet Source

    Set List:
    1. Angry Chair*
    2. Man in the Box*
    3. Them Bones#
    4. Would?#
    5. Man in the Box* (Take 2)
    6. Would?# (Take 2)
    7. Rooster* - w/ Heart
    8. Baracuda - Heart w/ AIC* and Dave Navarro and Rufus Wainright

    Guests:

    Duff McKagen (Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver) - Rhythm Guitar
    William Duvall (Comes with the Fall) - Lead Vocals*
    Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) - Lead Vocals#

    Still Waiting On Those U.S. Dates

    So, over a week has passed since AIC revealed plans for a short U.S. club tour this May. According to sources, the band intends on playing atleast 5 gigs, all of which will take place at small, intimate venues in major U.S. cities. Unfortunately, we haven't heard much since then, other than that the tour kicks off May 18th and that information on each of their stops will be made available within the next week or so. If you haven't already, we suggest you subscribe to Dirt, the band's official newsletter and check your e-mail and the AIC official website often. You could also try and check this page, although we can assure you that by the time anything on a U.S. club tour is posted here, we would have already have gotten our tickets and so would the select few thousand AIC fans who will be checking their email every minute this week.

    Good luck with finding tickets! We assure you if you're gonna see the AIC reunion, these will be the best shows to attend if you live in a major U.S. city.

    Decades Rock Live! Bootleg Available

    *Updated download link

    An excellent audience taping of the entire AIC show at the VH1 Decades Rock Live! Concert on March 10, 2006 has been made available. A total of 8 songs were performed with guest vocalists William Duvall, Phil Anselmo (Pantera) and Nancy Wilson (Heart).

    http://70.103.140.102/~vintageh/brisk/

    Set List:

    1. Angry Chair
    2. Man in the Box
    3. Them Bones
    4. Would?
    5. Man in the Box (Take 2)
    6. Would? (Take 2)
    7. Rooster - w/ Heart
    8. Baracuda - Heart w/ AIC* and Dave Navarro and Rufus Wainright

    We apologize if the file is removed by the time you get to this page. Please note that the show is readily available from other sources. A quick "Google" search should help you out. If a show link is removed, but a new one is found shortly after, we will update this page to reflect the new source.

    This blog will hopefully direct you to as many show bootlegs from this year's reunion tour as we can. With that said, Tool fan site toolshed.down.net is currently hosting mp3 recordings of last year's AIC appearance at a tsunami benefit concert in Seattle. You can check them out in the "Audio" section. Only two songs are featured on their site, please download them with respect to any requests the site has for doing so. The full show should be readily available as well. We suggest you try a torrent search engine (ie. Isohunt)

    Enjoy!