Grunge metal group Alice in Chains is hitting the pavement later this year in preparation for its first new album release in more than...

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 for the outing, which concludes September 28 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Other performances include a September 9 show at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY, a September 19 gig at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and a September 26 event at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR.

In addition to the U.S. dates, one concert has also been booked in Canada for September 15 at Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto, ON.

Public onsale dates for most of the tour have not been announced yet. However, tickets for the band’s September 20 performance at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI, are listed on Ticketmaster with a July 11 sale time.

Alice in Chains will be promoting its latest studio effort, “Black Gives Way to Blue,” which is scheduled to land on September 29. It will be Alice’s first original studio release since the band’s self-titled 1995 album topped the music charts.

Since regrouping in 2005, three years after founding member and original singer Layne Staley died of an overdose, vocal duties have been taken over by William DuVall. Original members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have retained their respective positions on guitar and drums, while longtime bassist Mike Inez, who joined Alice in 1993, rounds out the core lineup.

Before launching its headline tour, Alice in Chains will perform with Kid Rock and Cypress Hill on July 18 at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. The band has also been named as one of the main acts at the inaugural Epicenter Festival on August 22 in Pomona, CA.

Alice in Chains itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 18 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
August 22 Pomona, CA Epicenter Festival
September 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 5 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
September 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
September 8 New York, NY Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
September 15 Toronto, ON Opera House Concert Venue
September 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
September 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues
September 20 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
September 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 26 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
September 28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore