Formed in 1987 in Seattle, Washington by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and vocalist Layne Staley, Alice in Chains is an American rock band with a grunge music style that incorporates heavy metal and acoustic sounds. Their unique style and grunge name made them internationally famous in the early 90’s as part of the grunge movement, along with bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Their main distinction from other groups is their unique harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Their success is apparent in their sales of over 17 million albums worldwide (14 million in the U.S. alone), producing two number one Billboard 200 albums, 11 top ten singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, and six Grammy Award nominations. Their fame and band activity slowed in 2002 when Layne Staley’s substance abuse took his life. In 2005, they reunited with new lead vocalist William DuVall and their newest album, “Black Gives Way to Blue” is set to be released on September 29, 2009.
Summary by Dan Reynolds, TicketNews: Seattle’s rock band Alice in Chains has a U.S. tour planned this spring in support of their 2013 No. 2 peaking album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”. Their album was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Engineered Album” and “Non-Classical”. The band will set... Read more
Summary by TicketNews Staff Organizers of the Rockstar Energy UPROAR festival have announced that Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Circa Survive will be headlining the fourth year of this traveling event. There will also be performances by Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, and... Read more
Hard rock heavyweights Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for a fall tour of North America. The BlackDiamondSkye Tour name, appropriately, is an amalgamation of each group’s most recent studio album: “Black Gives Way to Blue” by Alice in Chains, the upcoming “Diamond Eyes” by Deftones,... Read more
With a new album on the market and a brief slate of fall concerts completed, Alice in Chains is making more substantial plans for its return in 2010. The reformed and rejuvenated grunge group will launch an extensive headlining tour of North America in the New Year. The 25-city... Read more
Grunge metal group Alice in Chains is hitting the pavement later this year in preparation for its first new album release in more than a decade. The band launches its one-month venture on September 4 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Just eleven dates have been confirmed so far... Read more
The first day of AEG Live’s Michael Jackson ticket refunds and a Pixies tour of Europe top the daily tour recap for July 1, as compiled by TicketNews. AEG Live kicked off its Michael Jackson ticket refund program today, but not all fans were happy. Hundreds launched Internet protests... Read more