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 18Detroit, MIComerica Park
August 22Pomona, CAEpicenter Festival
September 4Washington, DC9:30 Club
September 5Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
September 7Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
September 8New York, NYFillmore New York at Irving Plaza
September 15Toronto, ONOpera House Concert Venue
September 16Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
September 19Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
September 20Milwaukee, WIThe Rave Eagles Club
September 21Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
September 26Portland, ORRoseland Theater
September 28San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore


Last Updated on July 3, 2009 by By Allison Reitz