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Alice in Chains Dust off the Dirt

Alice in Chains will hit the road together this summer for the first time since frontman Layne Staley’s death in 2002.

“Alice is back,” according to a post from Jerry Cantrell’s official website administrator. The message, posted on Wednesday (Feb. 22), also notes that the band will perform at Nova Rock in Austria, but adds, “Europe is a long way to go for just one show, so I feel that we are going to have a lot more to do.”

The Nova Rock Festival on June 28 is the only confirmed date so far, according to the site, but the band will also appear together for a performance on March 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey for VH1’s “Decades Rock,” according to MTV.com. For that show, Call of the Wild signer William DuVall will step in for Staley.

No word yet on who will take Staley’s place during the tour, but DuVall is being considered for the role.

“We have played with some [singers] who can actually bring it and add their own thing to it without being a Layne clone,” Cantrell told MTV.com. Cantrell also added that the band would be meeting with several potential replacements in the next few months, and may begin work on its first album in more than ten years. Let’s hope Rock Star: INXS producer Mark Burnett never reads this story.

Jerry Cantrell official site
Alice in Chains official site

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