Alice in Chains
May 16, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2017 may be winding down, but Alice in Chains are getting things in order to hit the ground running in 2018. The band just revealed their first major North American tour of the year, starting in late April and running through mid-May.
The trek launches April 28 at the House of Blues in Boston, with shows continuing through May 19, including a stop at Morris Center in South Bend on May 16, and concluding at Philadelphia’s annual WMMR BBQ festival. The band is a popular one this festival season and a number of the stops on the run are festival dates, including appearances at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range.
Though their earliest origins lay in ‘80s-style glam metal, Seattle’s Alice in Chains became one of the signature bands — along with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana — associated with the 1990s’ Grunge movement. Signed to Columbia Records in 1989, AiC vocalist Layne Staley, guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Starr and drummer Sean Kinney developed a distinctive style blending melancholy vocal harmonies, downcast lyrics, and contrasting hard and soft elements — elements that reflected their inspired creative duality across two albums featuring mostly electric alternative metal (1990’s ‘Facelift’ and ’92’s ‘Dirt’) and two EPs of introspective acoustic music (’92’s ‘Sap’ and ’94’s ‘Jar of Flies’). By the second half of the ‘90s, drug abuse had torn the band apart: first leading to the replacement of Starr with new bassist Mike Inez (in 1993) and, later, Staley’s slow descent into heroin addiction (both musicians are now deceased), and a long hiatus from touring and recording. Finally, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez resurrected Alice in Chains with new singer/guitarist William DuVall in 2005, and have since toured consistently and released a pair of well-received LPs, Black Gives Way Blue (2009) and The Devil Put The Dinosaurs Here (2013).
$75.00 – Pit, Orchestra
$59.50 – Main, Lower Boxes, Upper Boxes, Royal Boxes, Mezzanine, 1st Balcony, and 2nd Balcony
$49.50 – 3rd Balcony
Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601