Following five consecutive weeks atop the Mainstream Rock radio charts, Alice in Chains’ “Hollow” has hit No. 1 again, this time topping the Active Rock radio chart.
Initially released over as a fan-driven lyric video, “Hollow” struck a chord with radio programmers, who bypassed traditional procedure to put the song on air. Rather than wait to receive an official edited track from the band’s label, stations have been playing “Hollow” in its entirety (the song is almost twice the length of the average radio single). Over the course of the weeks that followed, the track’s radio spins increased exponentially, making it the No. 1 Top Gainer at Active Rock for six consecutive weeks.
The band recently released an official “Hollow” companion video, which was shot by award-winning director Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, Green Day). Seen here, the sci-fi-themed clip recently passed the one million-views mark. “Hollow” appears on Alice In Chains’ upcoming album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, due out this May.
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones), The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here follows 2009’s hugely successful release Black Gives Way to Blue. That album entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 5, sold over one million copies, spawned two No. 1 hit singles ("Check My Brain" and "Your Decision") and a third (“Lesson Learned”) that went top 10, earned two Grammy nominations and saw the band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) headlining a sold-out international tour that wrapped at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The band will support the album with a headlining tour – dates are as follows:
Apr 25 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Apr 26 - Tampa, FL - WXTB Rockfest
Apr 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
Apr 30 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
May 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
May 4 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 5 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
May 7 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 10 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo
May 12 - St. Louis, MO - KPNT Pointfest
May 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Lyons Fairgrounds
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
May 22 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio