Alice In Chains announce 2014 North American tour

Alice In Chains have announced the first leg of their 2014 headlining tour of North America, set to kick off April 25th at the Brady Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Alice In Chains have announced the first leg of their 2014 headlining tour of North America, set to kick off April 25th at the Brady Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma (itinerary below). It’ll be a busy year for the band, who are also playing a slew of international festivals, including Soundwave in Australia, the Singapore Rock Festival, Italy’s Rock in Roma, France’s Main Square Festival, the Sonisphere Festival (sharing the stage with Metallica) in Switzerland, Warsaw and London, the Czech Republic’s Aerodrome Festival and Vienna’s Krieau Rocks.

In other words, they’re picking up where they left off in 2013, which saw them traveling the world on a sold-out tour that included dates in the US, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, the UK and Canada. The band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) is touring in support of Grammy-nominated album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, Hard Rock Albums Chart and iTunes Rock Album Chart. The album’s first two singles, “Stone” and “Hollow,” both hit No. 1 on the rock charts with their companion videos racking up close to 5 million combined YouTube views.

Rolling Stone gave The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here three stars, as did USA Today, who praised it as an album of “undeniable power.” Spin called it “an assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks, ”Pitchfork said it’s “as insistent as [1992’s landmark album] Dirt,” and the Seattle Times wrote, “Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney continue to defy expectations” and that “Alice In Chains is better than ever.”

Dates for the U.S. tour are as follows:

April 25 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
April 26 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
April 28 Austin, TX ACL Live – Moody Theatre
April 29 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
May 1 Tunica, MS Horseshoe Tunica
May 2 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee
May 4 West Palm Beach, FL Sun Fest (Meyer Stage)
May 6 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston PAC
May 7 Raleigh, NC Memorial Auditorium
May 9 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall @ Revel
May 10 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino MGM
May 12 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
May 13 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC
May 14 Roanoke, VA Roanoke PAC
May 16 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Arena
May 17 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino
May 19 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
May 20 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
May 22 Elizabeth, IN (Louisville) Harrah’s Southern Indiana
May 23 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
May 24 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Stir Cove

In other news, the band recently partnered with nonprofit organization Music For Relief to auction one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The promotion was tied to the band’s annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction. Proceeds went toward helping the survivors and aiding Music For Relief in delivering medicine, emergency medical services, water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts to the 12 million people impacted by the storm.

Bonus: Dig into Matt Blackett's May 2013 cover story with Jerry Cantrell here.