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