In a Nutshell, “It’s about time,” say many of the fans.
Seattle-based grunge legends Alice in Chains have just revealed their plans for an extensive Canadian tour — the first since 2013, and the second ever.
The four-piece will take its latest album, the critically-acclaimed Rainier Fog (2018) through 10 cities from the West to as east as Quebec.
Alice in Chains will then return in the summer for a co-headlining tour with Korn and Underoath, including a lone Canadian stop in Toronto on Aug. 14.
“We are thrilled to be taking the ‘Rainier Fog’ tour to Canada this April,” wrote the group on Twitter.
Throughout the long-awaited run, Alice in Chains will hit B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
The trek will commence in Vancouver on April 10. In the middle of the tour, the band will visit the U.S. for three additional shows before concluding the Canadian tour in Quebec City on April 28.
— Alice in Chains (@AliceInChains) January 28, 2019
In 2018, the Man in the Box rockers played a lone Canadian show at the legendary Massey Hall in Toronto before it shut down for a major renovation.
Unfortunately, many fans were unable to get tickets at an affordable price due to scalper bots and secondary ticket sites.
Canadian shows are few and far between for Alice in Chains, so this time around, fans were delighted with the news — a contrast to the emotional weight of their music.
“Yes, yes, yes, Québec City! Thank you Alice In Chains,” wrote a Facebook user.
— Ryan Robb (@2firsts) January 28, 2019
“A lot of Canadian dates. Good on ya, guys. Canada loves you,” wrote another fan.
— Mark Hebert (@Mark_Hebert1) January 28, 2019
For the Americans that are pissed about no date in your city, come up to Hamilton, ON. We're 40 mins north of Buffalo, NY and the Canadian dollar is cheap compared to the USD$ right now. The venue in Hamilton has amazing acoustics.
— Mike Cupido (@MikeCupido) January 28, 2019
Alice in Chains’ original lead singer, Layne Staley, died on April 5, 2002 at age 34 from an accidental drug overdose.
William DuVall joined the reformed Alice in Chains in 2005 and became an official member in 2006. He has lef the band along with co-founder and lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell since then.
The second generation of Alice in Chains have three critically-acclaimed albums together. While the ‘Rainier Fog’ album will focus on the latest record, the band will play a healthy selection of classics.
Details and presale ticket info can be found through the official Alice in Chains website.
Tickets are now on sale.
‘Rainier Fog’ Canadian tour dates 2019
April 10 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 12 — Calgary, Alta @ Grey Eagle Events Center
April 13 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Edmonton Expo Centre
April 15 — Saskatoon, Sask. @ TCU Place
April 17 — Winnipeg, Man. @ Burton Cummings Theatre
April 23 — London, Ont. @ Budweiser Gardens
April 24 — Hamilton, Ont. @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
April 25 — Rama, Ont. @ Casino Rama
April 27 — Montreal, Que. @ Mtelus
April 28 — Quebec City, Que. @ Le Capitole
Aug. 14 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage
North American co-headlining summer tour w/ Korn and Underoath
July 18 — Del Valle, Tex. @ Austin360 Amphitheatre*
July 20 — The Woodlands, Tex. @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 21 — Dallas, Tex. @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 — Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 26 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *
July 30 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
July 31 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 2 — Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Aug. 3 — Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion^
Aug. 6 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health*
Aug. 7 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug. 9 — Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center^
Aug. 10 — Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre*
Aug. 11 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 13 — Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Aug. 14 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 16 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug. 17 — Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion+
Aug. 18 — Cincinnati, Ohio. @ Riverbend Music Center+
Aug. 20 — Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 21 — Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 23 — Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 25 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center+
Aug. 27 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheatre+
Aug. 30 — Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre+
Aug. 31 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak@Chin Pavilion+
Sept. 2 — Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sept. 4 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+
* w/ HO99O9
+ w/ Fever 333
^ Additional support TBA
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