Hardrock band Alice In Chains announced more 2013 tour dates. Watch Interview [7 videos]

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Alice in Chains have new 2013 tour dates behind their last studio album. The current jaunt kicks off October 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada and concludes November 15th in Newport, Rhode Island. Check out the full docket below.

26 Oct The Pearl (Palms Resort & Casino) Las Vegas

09 Nov Alexandra Palace London

10 Nov O2 Academy Leeds Leeds

11 Nov Manchester Academy Manchester

13 Nov O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham

14 Nov O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow

15 Nov Newport Centre Newport

Alice in Chains have announced U.S. tour dates behind their upcoming studio album. The current jaunt kicks off April 25th in Miami and concludes May 24th in Lincoln, NE. Check out the full docket below.

A release date and title for the band’s new album, their first since 2009′s Black Gives Way to Blue, is forthcoming. In the meantime, check out their recent video for “Hollow”.

Past Alice in Chains 2013 Tour Dates
04/25 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
04/30 – Birmingham, AL @ BUCC Concert Hall
05/01 – Augusta, GA @ William B. Bell Auditorium
05/05 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
05/07 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Event Center
05/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
05/14 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Lyons Fairgrounds
05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
05/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
05/21 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Embasy Theatre
05/22 – Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre
05/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
06/14 – Donington Park, UK @ Download Festival
09/13 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio
09/14- Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, Chula Vista
09/15 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, Chula Vista
09/15 – 15 Sep Irvine Meadows / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on May 28, 2013. It is the band’s second reunion album. Following a worldwide tour in support of its previous album, Black Gives Way to Blue (2009), Alice in Chains began work on a new album. The making of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here lasted for more than a year and the release of the album was delayed numerous times. The band entered the studio in July 2011 to start work on their fifth album. During the writing and recording sessions, guitarist Jerry Cantrell underwent shoulder surgery, which resulted in the delay of the album. The recording sessions of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here were completed in December 2012.

Peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here was well received by music critics and “Hollow”, “Stone” and “Voices” were released as singles to promote the album. The album also reached the top ten in the national albums charts of Australia, Finland and Norway.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

Video interview in seven parts with hardrock band Alice In Chains. FaceCulture spoke to Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney about Nona, how it begun, persuading Layne Staley, being homeless, horrible lyrics, finding the sound, experience, Layne’s legacy, a tough decision, reactions on Layne’s death, new stuff and hard life.
 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 1

 

 
Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 2

 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 3

 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 4

 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 5

 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 6

 

 

Interview: Alice In Chains – Part 7

 

 

Interview Alice In Chains – Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney about Layne Staley

 

 
Video interview with hardrock band Alice In Chains. FaceCulture spoke to Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney about Nona, how it begun, persuading Layne Staley, Mike Starr, being homeless, horrible lyrics, finding the sound, experience, Layne’s legacy, a tough decision, reactions on Layne’s death, new stuff and hard life.

David Byrne blasts music streaming sites

David Byrne

David Byrne

The Talking Heads man says that free music streaming sites are bad for new artists

David Byrne has laid into online music streaming sites in a new opinion piece.

In the blog, which was published by The Guardian, the former Talking Heads man says that the ‘pittance’ paid by sites such as Spotify to artists means that new and upcoming musicians won’t be able to survive without supplementing their income in other ways and focusing less on making music.

Byrne writes: “I could conceivably survive, as I don’t rely on the pittance that comes my way from music streaming, as could [Thom] Yorke and some of the others. But up-and-coming artists don’t have that advantage – some haven’t got to the point where they can make a living on live performances and licensing, so what do they think of these services?”

He added: “What’s at stake is not so much the survival of artists like me, but that of emerging artists and those who have only a few records under their belts (such as St Vincent, my current touring partner, who is not exactly an unknown). Many musicians like her, who seem to be well established, well known and very talented, will eventually have to find employment elsewhere or change what they do to make more money. Without new artists coming up, our future as a musical culture looks grim.” Read the full piece here.

In another blog post earlier this week David Byrne claimed that the wealthiest section of New York’s population has crushed the city’s creative energy. He expressed his feelings in another opinion piece published by The Guardian. In the article, Byrne said he fears that New York is becoming increasingly dictated by wealth and not culture, adding that he will leave the city if he perceives that is is getting worse.

David Byrne’s most recent musical project is a collaboration with St Vincent. The pair released their debut album ‘Love This Giant’ in 2012 and headlined the End Of The Road festival in August of this year.