Alice In Chains have announced a summer tour from June 20th to July 10th, along with their announced festival performances. This follows their announcement of a spring tour and a performance at MMRBQ Festival.
According to Alternative Nation, Alice In Chains decided to stop touring around the time of the release Tripod, in 1995. There were only a few performances in 1996 though. Jerry Cantrell said “It’s an absolutely different record. I think that the reason probably that record [is underrated], it was a number one record, it debuted at number one, it did really well that way, but we didn’t tour it. That’s why probably [it’s underrated]. We did two and a half years of touring on Dirt, and we did two years of touring on Facelift. We took it everywhere, we got in everybody’s face with it, but at that particular point, that was when we had kind of decided to kind of take a break, because we were pretty burnt out.We didn’t really [tour the self-titled record], that was pretty much the end of it, as far as touring. We did a couple of shows for that [with KISS], we did an Unplugged, and that was pretty much it.”
While the spring tour is North American based, the summer tour will be Europe based with performances in Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Germany. The dates are listed below.
Alice In Chains 2018 Summer Tour
06/20: Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
06/28: Padova, Italy – Sherwood
06/30: Vienna, Austria – Arena Open Air Wien
07/01: Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park
07/03: Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue
07/04: Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
07/10: Milan, Italy – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
(Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat)