Posted in music | tour dates on December 4, 2009

Alice in Chains

I procrastinated posting this because of the inner struggle I have with the "new singer" thing. Alice in Chains have announced a huge tour which includes a March 8th AND a just added March 9th show at NYC's Terminal 5 which are now on sale. In related news, the band was nominated for a Grammmy this week for "Best Hard Rock Performance"... you can see some of their performance from their last NYC show (at Irving Plaza) HERE. All dates, and a video of their Halloween performance on Conan O'Brien, below...

Alice in Chain - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy
Dec. 11 Las Vegas, NV The Joint (KXTE radio show)
Dec. 12 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ Acoustic Xmas)
Feb. 2 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 4 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Feb. 6 Salem, OR Salem Armory
Feb. 11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Feb. 17 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Feb. 19 Denver, CO Fillmore
Feb. 21 Kansas City, MO Midland
Feb. 22 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Feb. 23 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Feb. 27 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Mar 1 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Mar 2 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Mar 3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Mar 5 Richmond, VA The National
Mar 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
Mar 8 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 9 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 12 Atlantic, City, NJ Borgata
Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Mar 14 Boston, MA Orpheum
Mar 16 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Mar 17 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
Mar 19 Detroit, MI Fillmore State Theatre
Mar 20 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Mar 21 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkens Auditorium



Comments (32)

sold out at the amex presale.
no tix were available today at noon.

Posted by anon | December 4, 2009 12:12 PM

2nd show added. Same ticket link above.

Posted by brooklynvegan | December 4, 2009 12:14 PM

I hated the idea of a new singer when they announced this whole thing a few years back, I refused to go see them in Nokia when they played on principle as well. Then I head the first single and I was taken. I saw them at Irving a few months back and its just completely fucking eerie to hear him sing because he's not imitating Layne, but he some how channels him thru his voice. It's really fucking odd. The band still sounds awesome and Jerry hasn't lost his touch at all when it comes to singing, which he does alot of. Go check them oput, you might be surprised how much you enjoy yourself.

Posted by The Face | December 4, 2009 12:21 PM

sick maaaaaaan hey yay yaaaaaaaaaay! yah!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:23 PM

There's no blacks in rock n roll!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:26 PM

I will check them out. I guess I'll see if I really do enjoy it.

Posted by Eigentumswohnungen Düsseldorf | December 4, 2009 12:28 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:30 PM

the new album isn't half bad

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:45 PM

Still fun to see live

Stubb's please

Posted by TXn | December 4, 2009 12:52 PM

I think it's funny that Nickelback was also nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance. NIckelback = Hard Rock? What has this world come to...

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:54 PM

layne staley got a tan

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 12:58 PM

"There's no blacks in rock n roll!"

didnt jimi hendrix invent rock-n-roll? maybe google him if you kids don't know who he is.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 2:07 PM

believe the hype on these guys. Layne is undeniably irreplaceable, but I really think Duvall manages the tough task of honoring his memory without imitating it.

"Black gives way to Blue" is one of the best albums of the year. They sound like a vital band, not a nostalgia act. So see em!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 2:42 PM

their is NO alice in chains without layne.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:17 PM

Jerry Cantrell wrote all the music and 90% of the lyrics, guys

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:22 PM

"didnt jimi hendrix invent rock-n-roll?"

No. That was Chuck Berry.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:33 PM

i love aic, but i can't get into the new album

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:41 PM

Q: Let us consider AC/DC. The original singer passed away (RIP) and a new singer joined. Band carried on, and directly addressed the transition through songs. How is this a different situation?

Posted by Brian | December 4, 2009 4:19 PM

beacause ac/dc rules and alice in chains does not.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 4:30 PM

Jerry Cantrell DID NOT write 90% of the Alice in Chains lyrics. Do your research before posting.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 4:35 PM

@ 4:35

Agreed. Jerry did a lot of the music and had some lyrical input over the years, but crediting him for 90% of AIC's final product through the years is a bit ridiculous.

Posted by Funderburgh | December 4, 2009 5:00 PM

I cut Jerry some slack because he did a very AIC-ish masterpiece called _Degradation Trip_ under his own name -- it was meant to be a double album, but was first released a single, then a double, by the stupid record company. It really was the follow-up to _Dirt_ and was a tribute to Layne but went nowhere saleswise. So I'm sure after all that Cantrell went through to get nothing much but artistic satisfaction out of it, he was desperate and decided to resurrect the AIC brand. I don't blame Jerry, but I can't listen to it. With no Layne, it ain't AIC to me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 5:31 PM

Posted by joe strummer | December 4, 2009 6:01 PM

Let's not forget that AIC was not made up of only 2 guys. Yes, I know Mike and Sean were not songwriters, but they're an awesome rhythm section and shape the personality of the band.

For those 3 guys to be able to regroup this effectively after losing arguably the best front man of the 90s is rather remarkable.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 6:14 PM

this could've been MUCH worse....

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 6:32 PM

conan rules!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2009 4:13 PM

Alice in Chains Survive Tragedy, Continue to Suck with New Jackass Singer

SEATTLE—It’s been fourteen years since Alice in Chain’s last release, Alice in Chains. Since then, the band has been through some treacherous times, mostly due to singer, Layne Staley’s problems with drug abuse. Ultimately, Staley met his demise in 2002, when he died of an overdose. The band never officially disbanded... »


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Posted by theumpteenthtimes | December 5, 2009 10:26 PM

there is no more AIC.
change the fuckin name!
rest in peace Layne.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 3:38 AM

........and he is wearing a scarf for fuck sake!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 3:40 AM

.......and tickets are $45?
dude, get off your high horse!
let AIC burn out.......
no layne, no band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 3:43 AM

what up yardbirds reunion! iz gonna be ill.

Posted by شات صوتي | December 7, 2009 3:37 PM

what up yardbirds reunion! iz gonna be ill.

Posted by ميلان | December 7, 2009 3:44 PM

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