Alice In Chains announced a North American headline tour that starts in April 28, 2018 at the House of Blues in Boston.
Apr. 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 30 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
May 01 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 03 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 07 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
May 16 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
In January 2017, Mike Inez stated in an interview that the band had begun work on a new album. After a few months, it was reported that the band would return to Studio X in Seattle to record a new album later that month, for a tentative early 2018 release.
The sessions were helmed by Nick Raskulinecz, who produced the band’s last two albums. Studio X was the studio where Alice in Chains recorded its 1995 self-titled album. “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” was the band’s second disc with singer William Duvall, who joined in 2006 following the death of Layne Staley.
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” sold 62,000 copies in its first week of release. It followed up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”.
The first two singles from “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, “Hollow” and “Stone”, both hit No. 1 on the rock radio airplay charts, while the album itself debuted on the Billboard album chart at No. 2.