Alice in Chains can't TOUR
Saw this on Jerry Cantrell's website today:
"Alice In Chains Tour Dates Announced"
More details on Alice in Chains’ first tour in close to a decade have been released. The band will be playing several European festivals over the month of June including two shows in Germany, one in England, one in Ireland and another in Italy. The first leg of the tour will then finish in Austria."
That just seems a little bit . . . weird to tour after Layne Staley, the VOICE of Alice in Chains, died of a heroin & cocaine overdose in 2002. At least they aren't holding a reality-TV competition to find a new lead singer. But still, it seems somehow wrong to me to tour under the same moniker.
In terms of posting this on my blog, yes, I know that Alice in Chains is a bit hardcore, but hey, I really liked them when I was 14, when (I am laughing as I type this) I was really, really hardcore too.
Here is one of my favorite songs by them that I still feel confident in standing behind in a public forum:
"Right Turn" - Alice in Chains featuring Chris Cornell
- check out THE Moment at 2:31 in this song!
(from the SAP EP, some of their more milder, acoustic, harmonic stuff - similar to the excellent Jar of Flies EP. Both still sound good to me 11 and 12 years later. )