The outing will be Cantrell’s first full-fledged solo tour since 2004. Most recently, he performed a pair of intimate club shows with an all-star pickup band in Los Angeles in late 2019, prior to the pandemic.
The extensive 2022 tour kicks off March 24th at First Avenue in Minneapolis and runs through a May 8th date at the House of Blues in San Diego. Highlight stops include an April 5th appearance at Irving Plaza in New York City and a homecoming show of sorts on May 2nd at the iconic Moore Theater in Seattle.
Cantrell was joined by a large cast of friends and collaborators during the Brighten sessions: Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Gil Sharone, pianist Vincent Jones, and producer Tyler Bates, to name a few.
Speaking with Heavy Consequence late last week for a soon-to-be published interview, Cantrell stated that he hopes to take some of his talented friends on the road, especially McKagan, if he’s not too busy with GN’R.
“We’ll see — it’s a ways away, and everybody’s got their own bands,” Cantrell said. “I’d really like to bring Duff out with me.”
See the full tour itinerary and poster below, and stay tuned for our full interview with Jerry Cantrell.
Jerry Cantrell’s 2022 North American “Brighten Tour” Dates:
03/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
03/28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
03/29 – Toronto, ON @ History
03/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
04/02 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box @ Borgata
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/05 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/06 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
04/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
04/09 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
04/12 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
04/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
04/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
04/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore
04/21 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/22 – San Antonio @ Aztec Theatre
04/23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
04/27 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
04/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
05/02 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
05/04 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theatre
05/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/08 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues