After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the surviving members of Alice In Chains will head back on the road for an extensive fall tour. The trek begins Sept. 22 in Las Vegas and is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and VH1 Classic.
As on the recent dates, guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney will be joined by vocalist William DuVall. Capitol rock act Hurt will support at all shows. A fan club presale for tickets begins Aug. 14 via the band?s Web site, with the general public onsale beginning Aug. 19.
Although there?s no new music in the pipeline, the band?s legacy with late vocalist Layne Staley will be saluted on the double-disc set "The Essential Alice in Chains," due Sept. 5 via Columbia/Legacy. The 28-track collection features new mixes of "What the Hell Have I" and "A Little Bitter," originally found on the 1993 soundtrack for "Last Action Hero."
Here are Alice In Chains? fall tour dates:
Sept. 22: Las Vegas (the Joint) Sept. 25: Phoenix (Marquee Theatre)
Sept. 26: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theatre) Sept. 27: El Paso, Texas (County Coliseum) Sept. 29: Lubbock, Texas (Lonestar Amphitheatre) Sept. 30: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain?s Ballroom) Oct. 1: Dallas (Nokia Theatre) Oct. 3: Austin, Texas (Stubb?s BBQ) Oct. 4: Corpus Christi, Texas (Concrete Street Amphitheatre) Oct. 5: Hidalgo, Texas (Dodge Arena) Oct. 10: Atlanta (Tabernacle) Oct. 11: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock) Oct. 12: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution) Oct. 20: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues) Oct. 21: Winston-Salem, N.C. (Millennium Center) Oct. 22: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa) Oct. 24: Baltimore (Ram?s Head) Oct. 25: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club) Oct. 26: Philadelphia (Electric Factory) Oct. 28: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata) Oct. 29: Albany, N.Y. (Washington Ave. Armory) Oct. 31: Providence, R.I. (Lupo?s) Nov. 1-2: New York (Nokia Theatre) Nov. 4: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (the Dome) Nov. 5: Toronto (Kool Haus) Nov. 7: Detroit (Emerald Theatre) Nov. 8: Chicago (Riviera Theatre) Nov. 9: Cleveland (House of Blues) Nov. 11: Milwaukee (Eagles Ballroom) Nov. 13: Minneapolis (First Avenue) Nov. 14: Omaha, Neb. (Sokol Auditorium) Nov. 16: Wichita, Kan. (Cotillion Ballroom) Nov. 17: Oklahoma City (Bricktown Events Center) Nov. 18: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre) Nov. 20: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium) Nov. 21: Aspen, Colo. (Belly Up) Nov. 22: Salt Lake City (Salt Air Pavilion) Nov. 24: Seattle (Paramount Theatre) Nov. 26: San Francisco (Warfield)