Monday, June 19, 2006

The Wait Is "Over Now"

The Essential Alice in Chains, a two-CD compilation that originally was slated to be released more than two years ago , finally will see the light of day July 25! Preview audio clips from the 28-song collection online here .

-Q101.com

6.17.06 - Hultsfred, Sweden














The Hultsfred Festival
Date: June 17, 2006
Location: Hultsfred, Sweden
Venue Type: Park, Festival
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:
01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam That River
03. Rain When I Die
04. It Ain’t Like That
05. Man In The Box
06. Again
07. Junkhead
08. Down In A Hole
09. We Die Young
10. Them Bones
11. Rooster
12. Would?
13. Angry Chair

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

6.16.06 - Seinäjoki, Finland














Date: June 16, 2006
Location: Seinäjoki, Finland
Venue Type: Unknown, Festival
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:

01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam That River
03. Rain When I Die
04. It Ain’t Like That
05. Angry Chair
06. Man In The Box
07. Again
08. Junkhead
09. Down In A Hole
10. No Excuses
11. We Die Young
12. Them Bones
13. Dirt
14. Rooster
15. Would?

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Highlights:
  • Alice in Chains headlined
  • Earlier in the show Jerry mentioned that it’s been 14 years since Alice in Chains has played in Finland, and when it was all over he took the mic again and promised the fans that they’d definitely be back before another 14 years passed.

"Nothing Else Matters" - Video

It's not great quality, but its the first media we got! A small amount of footage of Metallica's performance of "Nothing Else Matters" with Jerry Cantrell at the Novarock Festival on June 15th. The video features footage taken from a number of songs, but Jerry comes in at about the 3 minute 44 second mark. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4W9svuPyjw.

Mike and Jerry Guest-Star With Supporting Acts

We've all been pretty excited to hear about some of the guest vocalists and guitarists who have been joing AiC during their current European tour. However, the band has also been giving back to other acts in the rock community by contributing their own talents to supporting acts such as Metallica and Motorhead. At the Novarock Festival on June 15th, Mike Inez sang "Killed by Death" with heavy metal act Motorhead and Jerry Cantrell joined Metallica during their performance of the classic "Nothing Else Matters." Hopefully these rare performances are just a glimpse of some of the creative possibilities that could lay ahead for AiC concerts in the future. The AiC Reunion Homepage will try our best to dig up some audio or video bootlegs of these two performances or any images from the festival.

6.15.06 - Nickelsdorf, Austria

Novarock Festival

Date: June 15, 2006
Location: Nickelsdorf, Austria
Venue Type: Festival, Outdoor
Bootlegs Available: N/A
Videos Available: N/A

Setlist:

*Missing Setlist

Highlights:

Mike Inez sang "Killed By Death" with supporting act Motorhead
Jerry Cantrell joined Metallica for "Nothing Else Matters"

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
Guns N' Roses, Placebo, Metallica, Tool, Massive Attack, Motorhead, Seeed, Bodyrockers, She Male Trouble, Sportfreunde Stiller,
Lagwagon, Subway to Sally and Julia.
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Please leave a post if you have any details on the setlist for this show.

6.13.06 - Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich

Date: June 13, 2006
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Venue Type: Club, Intimate Venue
Bootlegs Available: N/A
Videos Available: N/A

Setlist:

SET LIST:
01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam That River
03. Rain When I Die
04. It Ain't Like That
05. Love Hate Love
06. Again
07. Junkhead
08. Down In A Hole
09. We Die Young
10. Them Bones
11. Rooster
12. Man In The Box
13. Would?

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
STONE SOUR, BLOODSIMPLE
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Please leave a post if you have any details on the setlist for this show.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Rock Am Ring - Professional Videos

YouTube.com is currently hosting some professional video recordings of songs from AiC's June 2nd performance at the MTV Rock Am Ring Music Festival. Performances of "Again," "Man In The Box," and "Would?" are all available and were aired in Germany on MTV. This "Would?" performance was posted previously on our site and features Metallica frontman James Hetfield on vocals and guitar. All three videos show the stage from various angles and give you a great idea of the sheer size of the audiences at these European festivals. Despite the big crowds and giant stadiums, AiC and their new vocalist look absolutely great over there.

Dublin, Ireland - Video

User synnojd of YouTube.com recently uploaded a great video of Alice in Chains's performance of "We Die Young" at the second Download Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Singer William Duvall seems to have nailed the part on this song. If you enjoy it be sure to share your thoughts with a post or an e-mail. Take a look at the link here.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Festivals and Tour Buses

















Aliceinchains.com's Backstage With Baldy section has recently been updated with coverage from the European shows between June 3rd and June 11th. In addition to a handful of photos, the webpage also has some features on the band's experiences on the road and at some the major European music and culture festivals like the Download Festivals in Ireland and the UK. Check them out here.

6.11.06 - Dublin, Ireland
















Download Festival (Dublin)

Date: June 11, 2006
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Venue: RDS Arena
Venue Type: Arena, Outdoor
Bootlegs Available: None (Many YouTube Videos Available)

Setlist:

01. Man In The Box
02. We Die Young
03. Them Bones
04. Down In A Hole
05. Again
06. No Excuses
07. Rooster
08. Would?

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
METALLICA, KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR, BLOODSIMPLE, TEN YEARS

6.10.06 - Donington, UK

















Download Festival

Date: June 10, 2006
Location: Donington, England
Venue: Castle Donington
Venue Type: Park, Festival
Bootlegs Available: None (Many YouTube Videos Available)

Setlist:

01. Man In The Box
02. We Die Young
03. Them Bones
04. Down In A Hole
05. Again
06. No Excuses
07. Rooster
08. Would?

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
METALLICA, KORN, TRIVIUM, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR, ARCH ENEMY, BLOODSIMPLE, ALTER BRIDGE, OPETH, WITHIN TEMPTATION, SECRET MACHINES, BILLY TALENT, DEVILDRIVER, SIKTH, JOHNNY TRUANT, KILLING JOKE, REUBEN, THIS IS MENACE, 10 YEARS, FLYLEAF, MANIC, TO MY SURPRISE, EXIT TEN, STONEGARD

6.07.06 - Katowice, Poland









Katowice

Date: June 7, 2006
Location: Katowice, Poland
Venue: The Spodek Indoor Arena
Venue Type: Arena, Indoor
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:
01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam That River
03. Rain When I Die
04. It Ain't Like That
05. Godsmack
06. Junkhead
07. Down In A Hole
08. We Die Young
09. Them Bones
10. Rooster
11. Nutshell
12. Would
13. Man In The Box

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
Stone Sour, Bloodsimple

6.06.06 - Zlin, Czech Republic
















Zlin

Date: June 6, 2006
Location: Zlin, Czech Republic
Venue: Novesta, Hall
Venue Type: Club, Intimate Venue
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:

01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam That River
03. Rain When I Die
04. It Ain't Like That
05. Love Hate Love
06. Again
07. Junkhead
08. Down In A Hole
09. We Die Young
10. Them Bones
11. Rooster
12. Would?

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Support Acts:
Stone Sour, Bloodsimple

6.04.06 - Milan, Italy















The Gods of Metal Festival

Date: June 4, 2006
Location: Milan, Italy
Venue: Idroscalo
Venue Type: Park, Festival
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:
01. Sludge Factory
02. Dam that River
03. Rain When I Die
04. We Die Young
05. Them Bones
06. Again
07. Junkhead
08. Down In A Hole
09. No Excuses
10. Rooster
11. Would
12. Man In The Box

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Supporting Acts:
GUNS N' ROSES, KORN, DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, SOULFLY, BLOODSIMPLE, DRAGONFORCE, HELLFUELED, BENEDICTUM, 10 YEARS

6.03.06 - Nurnburg, Germany





Rock Im Park Music Festival

Date: June 3, 2006
Location: Nurnburg, Germany
Venue Type: Park, Festival
Bootlegs Available: None

Setlist:

01. Them Bones
02. We Die Young
03. Rain When I Die
04. Would
05. No Excuses
06. Again
07. Rooster
08. Down In A Hole
09. Angry Chair
10. Man In The Box

Guests:
William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Big Thanks

We've been getting a boatload of emails recently thanking us for the work being done here at the AiC reunion blog, so we would like to take a little break to thank everyone who has posted and given their positive thoughts about our efforts here. It's great to hear from AiC fans who share in our interest for the band and its even better to hear just how much people are getting out of this site. We hope to keep you guys updated throughout the summer and the rest of the year and while it's difficult for us as journalists in the U.S. to cover the European tour, we'll try our best to keep you guys in the know. We're really looking forward to AiC's return to the states, where full-coverage of the tour should pick up. Again, whether you have information on shows or any other comments feel free to leave a post or send us an e-mail. We are always looking forward to your input.

Thanks Again,
Varun
Editor (vnayini@gmail.com)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Updated - U.S. Tour Schedule

7/29/06
KUFO Rockfest
Columbia Meadows
More Details

08/03/06
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH
More Details

08/04/06
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ
More Details

08/05/06
Musikfest, River Place Venue
Bethleham, PA
More Details

8/11/06
2006 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Sturgus, South Dakota
w/ Alice Cooper, Kid Rock & more

08/12/06
Sioux Empire Fairgrounds
Sioux Falls, SD
More Details

08/13/06
Locobazooka
Mansfield, MA
More Details


8/18/06
Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, CA
More Details

8/20/06
Outdoor Konocti Field Amphitheatre
Lake County, CA

AiC to Play Konocti Harbor, CA

Another summer USA date has been officially confirmed. On Sunday, Aug. 20, Alice in Chains will perform at the Outdoor Konocti Field Amphitheatre located on Clear Lake in Northern California. AliceInChains.com will likely be hosting a presale for this event sometime next week. More details on the presale will be posted soon.

AiC to Play Del Mar, CA

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chicago Show Review

The Illinois Entertainer did a review last month on AiC's May 21st performance at the Metro in Chicago. You can check this link out for the full feature and additional reviews from fans in attendance at the gig. Also some early promising words from Duvall of a complete U.S. Tour for fall and winter 2006.

Gods of Metal




















A poster at a European Metal Blog has some great pictures of the AIC performance on June 4th in Milano, Italy. Check out the blog here. Photos by Paolo "The Punisher" Bianco

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

AiC's London Show Is Sold Out!

The Astoria is now officially out of tickets for the band's July 4 show in England

-Official AiC Website

Monday, June 05, 2006

New U.S. Date: Portland, Oregon

Good news for those who live in or near Portland, Oregon: Alice in Chains have officially announced that they will be the headlining act for KUFO's Rockfest XI. The show will take place on Saturday, July 29 at Columbia Meadows.

AliceInChains.com will be holding a presale for this show. It will start on Tuesday, June 6 at 9am PDT and tickets will be offered at a discounted presale price!

It's possible that this event will sell out prior to the public sale date. So if you want to make sure that you get your tickets for Rockfest, we strongly suggest that you take part in the presale. The presale will end on Friday, June 9 at 3pm PDT.

Tickets will be general admission and will be mailed out to you. More details on this show are available on the Tickets page.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

More From The Baldy

The Official AIC website has updated its "Backstage With The Baldy" section to include news on Sean Kinney's recent birthday celebrations during their European Tour and their gigs in Bilboa, Madrid and Granada.

Video - James Hetfield

A video surfaced recently on YouTube of Metallica frontman James Hetfield's appearance on stage with AIC at the MTV Rock Am Ring Festival. The singer led vocals and played guitar for one song, "Would?"

Friday, June 02, 2006

Anselmo and Down Perform 'Nutshell' In England

A short video clip of former PANTERA/current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo singing "Nutshell" by ALICE IN CHAINS during DOWN's concert in Birmingham, England on May 23, 2006 has been posted online at YouTube.com.

Anselmo sang two songs with ALICE IN CHAINS ("Would?" and "Them Bones") on March 10, 2006 at the taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!"

-Blabbermouth.net

Video Clips From European Appearances

Several clips have surfaced of AIC performing in Europe on their current tour. Check them out below:

May 26, 2006 at Super Bock Super Rock festival in Lisbon, Portugal:

"Junkhead" (video)
"Would?" (video)

May 27, 2006 in Maracena (Granada), Spain:

"We Die Young" (video)
"Down in a Hole" (video)

Thanks to Metal News for the heads up.
You can keep checking youtube.com for new AIC videos by simply searching "Alice in Chains" and organizing your findings by most recent additions. Lots of video clips from their European shows are showing up.

Video Clip of Corgan Appearance Available

A video clip of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan performing the song "Down in a Hole" with Alice in Chains at their show in Los Angeles on May 18, 2006 has been posted online at this location.

6.02.06 - Nürburgring, Germany

Rock am Ring Music Festival

Date: June 2, 2006
Location: Nürburgring, Germany
Venue Type: Park, Festival
Bootlegs Available: Limited Recordings (Source 1)
Bootleg Source/Lineage: Unknown
Generation: Unknown
Bootleg Surface Date: June 3rd, 2006

Setlist:

01. It Ain't Like That
02. Junkhead
03. Again
04. Dam That River
05. We Die Young
06. Them Bones
08. No Excuses
09. Rooster
10. Would? (feat. James Hetfield)
11. Man in the Box

Guests:

William Duvall (Comes With The Fall) - Vocals, Guitar
James Hetfield (Metallica) - Vocals, Maybe Guitar?

James Hetfield Performs With Alice in Chains In Germany: Audio Available

Metallica frontman James Hetfield joined Alice in Chains on stage for a renditon of their song "Would?" at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Friday, June 2. Download the audio of Hetfield's appearance at this location.