Skip to main content

Alice In Chains Announce Album Title, Release Date

Alice In Chains have revealed the title of their highly anticipated upcoming album and confirmed its release date. The record, titled Black Gives Way to Blue (Virgin/EMI), will arrive in stores on September 29th. Black Gives Way to Blue is the band’s first new studio release in more than 10 years.

The quartet (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall) recorded the album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Henson Studios in Hollywood. On July 18th, Alice In Chains will be sharing the stage with Kid Rock at Comerica Park in Detroit, to be followed by festival shows with Metallica overseas, including an August 1 date at Marlay Park in Dublin and an August 2 show at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth. They’ll wrap up the European trip with a string of headlining shows (dates listed below). This marks the band’s first appearance in Europe since the summer of ’06.

The headlining shows in Europe are as follows:

  • Date City Venue
  • August 6 Cologne, GR Essigfabrik
  • August 8 Berlin, GR Columbia Club
  • August 10 Hamburg, GR Grunspan
  • August 11 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Since 1980, Guitar World has brought guitarists the best in-depth interviews with great players, along with exclusive lessons, informative gear reviews and insightful columns that help guitarists grow and excel on their instrument. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is your guide.