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Alice In Chains announce new album, Rainier Fog, share sludgy “So Far Under”: Stream

Plus, the band adds another leg to their massive summer and fall tour

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Alice in Chains, photo by Pamela Littky
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    Following the announcement of a massive tour and the release of lead single “The One You Know”Alice in Chains have officially announced their follow-up to 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereIt’s called Rainier Fog, and it’s due out on August 24th via BMG.

    Rainier Fog is the first Alice in Chains album in more than 20 years to be recorded in Seattle, where the band recorded at the same studio where, once upon a time, they laid down their 1995 self-titled LP. Additional recording was done in Nashville and Los Angeles with the help of producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. It was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

    Along with the announcement, the grunge icons has shared new single “So Far Under”, which should please longtime fans with its sludgy, sneering refrain. “It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem,” said singer and guitarist William DuVall in a press release. “The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own. There’s still room to flip the script.”

    He added about the song’s creation: “Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”

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    Alice in Chains have also added a new leg to their current tour, which includes slots at festival’s like California’s KAABOO Del Mar and Belgium’s Rock Werchter. See the dates, as well as the album artwork, below.

    Rainier Fog Artwork:

    Rainier Fog Album Art

    Alice in Chains 2018 Tour Dates:
    06/28 – Padua, IT @ Sherwood
    06/30 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AT @ Arena Open Air Wien
    07/01 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park
    07/03 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
    07/04 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    07/05-07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/08 – Belford, FR @ Les Eurockeennes
    07/10 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo Snai San Siro
    07/13 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    07/14 – Lisboa, PT @ NOS Alive
    07/17 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Caesarea
    07/18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Caesarea
    08/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    08/28 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vino Robles Amp
    08/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
    08/31 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
    09/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
    09/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall
    09/04 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
    09/06 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
    09/07 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
    09/08 – Dallas, TX @ Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
    09/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
    09/11 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
    09/13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
    09/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    09/16 – Del Mar, CA @  KAABOO Del Mar
    10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
    10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    10/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
    10/20 – Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino
    10/21 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theater
    10/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
    10/24 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
    10/26 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    10/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
    10/28 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Events Center

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