Alice in Chains have announced a Canadian tour in support of the Grammy nominated album Rainer Fog, set to kick off April 10 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. The band will play one date in Southwestern Ontario in London on the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens on April 23.
The tour will see the multi-platinum-selling band playing a mix of classic tracks and new songs from “Best Rock Album” nominee, Rainer Fog which hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
The Grammy nomination is the band’s nineth.
The group (vocalist-guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist-guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) recently announced plans for a multi-episodic series of videos based on a story they introduced with “The One You Know,” a clip directed by Adam Mason.
Rainier Fog is Alice In Chains’ first album in five years and saw them record in their hometown of Seattle for the first time in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They worked at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). The Rainier Fog recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. Rainier Fog is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall recently performed at the “I Am The Highway” Chris Cornell tribute show in Los Angeles, where they tore through a cover of Soundgarden’s first single, “Hunted Down.”
|Wed-Apr-10||Vancouver||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|Fri-Apr-12||Calgary||Grey Eagle Events Center|
|Sat-Apr-13||Edmonton||Edmonton Expo CentRE|
|Wed-Apr-17||Winnipeg||Burton Cummings Theatre|
|Sun-Apr-21||Peoria||Peoria Civic Center|
|Tue-Apr-23||London||Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens|
|Wed-Apr-24||Hamilton||FirstOntario Concert Hall|
|Sun-Apr-28||Quebec City||Le Capitole|