With a new album on the market and a brief slate of fall concerts completed, Alice in Chains is making more substantial plans for...

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 trek kicks off February 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC, and concludes March 21 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. Along the way, gig stops are also planned for February 11 at Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA; February 25 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA; March 3 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC; and March 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA.

Most tickets for the headlining venture will go on sale to the general public on December 4 and 5. Fans in Oakland don’t have to wait, though, because tickets for the band’s February 11 event are already available.

The grunge-rock group is continuing support behind its fourth studio album and first release of new material in 14 years, “Black Gives Way to Blue.” The effort debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 after its September 25 release and remains on the chart in the No. 47 position.

“Black Gives Way to Blue” is the band’s first release with new vocalist William DuVall, taking over for the late Layne Staley who died in 2002. The remainder of the lineup includes original guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, as well as longtime bassist Mike Inez.

Earlier this season, Alice in Chains completed a brief September tour of the U.S., which also included a single performance in Canada. The rock crew is currently in the middle of a European tour, which ends December 7 at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, ENG.

In mid-December, the band will play two holiday shows for West Coast audiences. First comes a December 11 performance at the 107.5 Xtreme Holiday Havoc show at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV, followed by a December 12 appearance at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA.

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

February 2 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
February 4 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
February 6 Salem, OR Salem Armory Auditorium
February 11 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
February 17 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
February 19 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
February 21 Kansas City, MO The Midland By AMC
February 22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
February 23 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
February 25 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
February 27 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
March 1 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
March 2 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
March 3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
March 5 Richmond, VA The National
March 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 8 New York, NY Terminal 5
March 12 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
March 13 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
March 14 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
March 16 Montreal, QC Metropolis
March 17 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
March 19 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
March 20 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
March 21 Saint Paul, MN The Roy Wilkins Auditorium