ALICE IN CHAINS
Seattle grunge figureheads Alice In Chains are heading our way for a long-awaited local performance at Auckland's Logan Campbell centre this March. The veteran group are masters of the grunge ballad form, releasing such iconic angsty lighters-in-the-air favourites as 'Down In A Hole', as well as singalong rocking classics 'Would?' and 'Rooster'. Former lead vocalist Layne Staley sadly passed away in 2002, the veteran group are now fronted by William DuVall (Here Comes The Fall) and are touring their first album in five years Ranier Fog, which shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts when it dropped in August and garnered acclaim from Kerrang! and Uproxx. Here are the details...
ALICE IN CHAINS
PERFORMING Thursday 7th March 2019 - Auckland, Logan Campbell Centre
PRESALE - available from 12.00pm, Monday 8th October 2018
GENERAL PUBLIC - available from 14:00 (2pm) Thursday 11th October 2018
TICKET AND PRE SALE INFORMATION HERE:
ALICE IN CHAINS is touring in support of recently released album RAINIER FOG, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
The album, which is the band’s first in five years, has been drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with Kerrang! writing, “it’s prime Alice In Chains and the work of a band still managing to hit new peaks of their powers.” Uproxx wrote that the album “boasts undeniable energy and rhythm,” Loudwire praised the band for “still making music that holds up to their legacy” and Q Magazine lauded the quartet for “juggling power and poignancy like masters.”
Part of RAINIER FOG was recorded at Seattle’s Studio X, the same facility where the band tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). It was the first time the band recorded in Seattle in 20 years. 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 (Foo Fighters, Rush). RAINIER FOG is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with producer Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.