Alice in Chains announces North American tour, 11 Canadian dates

In a Nutshell, “It’s about time,” say many of the fans.

Seattle-based grunge legends Alice in Chains have just revealed their plans for an extensive Canadian tour — the first since 2013, and the second ever.

The four-piece will take its latest album, the critically-acclaimed Rainier Fog (2018) through 10 cities from the West to as east as Quebec.

Alice in Chains will then return in the summer for a co-headlining tour with Korn and Underoath, including a lone Canadian stop in Toronto on Aug. 14.

Alice in Chains performs during the Norwegian music metal festival Tons of Rock 2018 in Halden.

Alice in Chains performs during the Norwegian music metal festival Tons of Rock 2018 in Halden.

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“We are thrilled to be taking the ‘Rainier Fog’ tour to Canada this April,” wrote the group on Twitter.

Throughout the long-awaited run, Alice in Chains will hit B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

The trek will commence in Vancouver on April 10. In the middle of the tour, the band will visit the U.S. for three additional shows before concluding the Canadian tour in Quebec City on April 28.

In 2018, the Man in the Box rockers played a lone Canadian show at the legendary Massey Hall in Toronto before it shut down for a major renovation.

Unfortunately, many fans were unable to get tickets at an affordable price due to scalper bots and secondary ticket sites.

Sean Kinney and Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains perform at Hard Rock Live on Aug. 11, 2015, in Hollywood, Fla.

Sean Kinney and Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains perform at Hard Rock Live on Aug. 11, 2015, in Hollywood, Fla.

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Canadian shows are few and far between for Alice in Chains, so this time around, fans were delighted with the news — a contrast to the emotional weight of their music.

“Yes, yes, yes, Québec City! Thank you Alice In Chains,” wrote a Facebook user.

“A lot of Canadian dates. Good on ya, guys. Canada loves you,” wrote another fan.

Alice in Chains’ original lead singer, Layne Staley, died on April 5, 2002 at age 34 from an accidental drug overdose.

William DuVall joined the reformed Alice in Chains in 2005 and became an official member in 2006. He has lef the band along with co-founder and lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell since then.

The second generation of Alice in Chains have three critically-acclaimed albums together. While the ‘Rainier Fog’ album will focus on the latest record, the band will play a healthy selection of classics.

(L-R) William DuVall, Sean Kinney and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains perform at Hard Rock Live on Aug. 11, 2015, in Hollywood, Fla.

(L-R) William DuVall, Sean Kinney and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains perform at Hard Rock Live on Aug. 11, 2015, in Hollywood, Fla.

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Details and presale ticket info can be found through the official Alice in Chains website.

Tickets are now on sale.

‘Rainier Fog’ Canadian tour dates 2019

April 10 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 12 — Calgary, Alta @ Grey Eagle Events Center
April 13 — Edmonton, Alta. @ Edmonton Expo Centre
April 15 — Saskatoon, Sask. @ TCU Place
April 17 — Winnipeg, Man. @ Burton Cummings Theatre
April 23 — London, Ont. @ Budweiser Gardens
April 24 — Hamilton, Ont. @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
April 25 — Rama, Ont. @ Casino Rama
April 27 — Montreal, Que. @ Mtelus
April 28 — Quebec City, Que. @ Le Capitole
Aug. 14 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage

North American co-headlining summer tour w/ Korn and Underoath

July 18 — Del Valle, Tex. @ Austin360 Amphitheatre*
July 20 — The Woodlands, Tex. @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 21 — Dallas, Tex. @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 — Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 26 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *
July 30 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
July 31 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 2 — Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Aug. 3 — Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion^
Aug. 6 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health*
Aug. 7 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug. 9 — Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center^
Aug. 10 — Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre*
Aug. 11 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 13 — Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Aug. 14 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 16 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug. 17 — Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion+
Aug. 18 — Cincinnati, Ohio. @ Riverbend Music Center+
Aug. 20 — Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 21 — Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 23 — Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 25 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center+
Aug. 27 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheatre+
Aug. 30 — Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre+
Aug. 31 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak@Chin Pavilion+
Sept. 2 — Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sept. 4 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+

* w/ HO99O9
+ w/ Fever 333
^ Additional support TBA

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