Tickets that went on sale today:
* Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
* Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
* Musikfest, River Place Venue - Bethlehem, PA
* Sioux Empire Fairgrounds - Sioux Falls, SD
The number of solid AIC fan sites still on the web, particularly those covering the exciting 2006 reunion tour, is pretty dissappointing. As an attempt to fill the void, we've established the first unofficial homepage dedicated to the reunion tour. We'll be posting the lastest news on tour announcements, reviews, setlists, available bootlegs, new recordings, and more. We invite anyone and everyone to post comments and share what findings they make with the entire AIC community.
Keep an eye on AliceInChains.com this week because we will be announcing a few more US dates. It's NOT a full-out US tour, just a few dates here and there but more of these dates will be in large venues.
If you haven't already done so, I suggest that you sign up for AIC.com's official newsletter "Dirt" (http://aliceinchains.com/tools
/mailinglist/Subscribe.aspx). It will keep you up-to-date on where the band is off to next.
Date: May 21, 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: The Metra
Venue Type: Club (1100-Capacity)
Bootlegs Available: N/A
Bootleg Source/Lineage: N/A
Bootleg Surface Date: N/A
While I haven't yet gathered many details about Alice in Chains fourth mini-tour show at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, I have managed to get ahold of the setlist and a few details from fans who attended the gig. According to many, Jerry was having serious problems with his guitars and equipment which forced the band to end their set prematurely. In addition, many were dissappointed to see that no guest vocalists attended the Chicago show, William Duvall played second guitar where needed.
Dam That River
Rain When I Die
We Die Young
Love, Hate, Love
Down In A Hole
It Ain’t Like That
Them Bones (Unsure about this one, may have been skipped)
Man In The Box
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals
For more fan stories check out this posting on the Official Pearl Jam Message Board. We'll keep you updated on whether or not any recordings surface for this performance or the AIC show in San Diego.
Please if anyone has more detailed information on any of the six club shows AIC has or will be playing this spring in the states let us know. We would love to see your comments or an e-mail.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seattle rock band Alice in Chains, one of the biggest acts of the early 1990s until drugs got in the way, launched its first tour since 1996 in Los Angeles on Thursday with the help of a few famous friends.
Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan turned up at the packed Roxy Theater to sing a tune, as did former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan. Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, playing guitar, accompanied the band on five songs.
The sold-out show at the 450-capacity venue was the first of five that will take the band to clubs in San Diego (May 19), Chicago (May 21), Boston (May 22) and New York (May 23). The band played a last-minute "open rehearsal" in Seattle on Tuesday. A European jaunt begins on May 26 in Lisbon.
Alice in Chains last toured in June-July 1996, when it opened four shows for Kiss. Subbing for vocalist Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in April 2002, is William DuVall, an old collaborator of guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
The afro-coiffed DuVall, sporting an unbuttoned leather shirt, effectively channeled the menace of his ill-fated predecessor. Cantrell in a vintage Eveready t-shirt, bass player Mike Inez in a Led Zeppelin t-shirt and drummer Sean Kinney kept things just as heavy as they did in their heyday.
The economical 70-minute performance centered on tunes from the band's breakthrough 1992 album "Dirt," including "Down in a Hole" (sung by Corgan), "Rooster" (Lanegan), "Junkhead," "Angry Chair," "Would?" and the final song "Them Bones." Others included "Man in the Box" and "We Die Young" from 1990's "Facelift," and "Again" and show opener "Sludge Factory" from the band's final studio release, the self-titled 1995 "three-legged dog" album.Reuters