Alice in Chains Kicks Off US Tour

Returning after a seven-year hiatus following lead singer Layne Staley's death from a drug overdose in 2002, Alice in Chains has embarked on a US tour that kicked off in DC on Friday evening. Spin has a nice review of the show, which spanned 100 minutes at the 9:30 Club, and the band's latest album, titled Black Gives Way to Blue and inspired by the late frontman, will be released on September 29.

Evidently, the change in lineup and the extended break did little to alter the band's dynamic, and the band played many fan favorites ("Angry Chair" and "Man in Box," to name two), in addition to new material. The show was of particular importance to the new lead singer, William DuVall, who grew up in DC and whose grandmother and five-month-old were in attendance at the sold-out show. Clearly, Alice in Chains is back for good. Further tour dates below:

09.08 New York, NY @ The Fillmore
09.15 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
09.16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
09.19 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09.20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
09.21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
09.24 - Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theater
09.26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
09.28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Alice in Chains Kicks Off US Tour