ALICE IN CHAINS will join GUNS N’ ROSES for their sold-out Las Vegas dates during the opening weekend at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.
ALICE IN CHAINS last year completed a 19-date summer tour that launched on July 17 at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort near San Diego, wrapping up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 16.
The band donated two dollars from every pre-sold ticket to a fundraiser in memory of a fan named Stefan Dayne-Ankle, who passed away after a battle with leukemia.
The dates marked the first tour for the band since they hit the road back in 2013 and 2014 in support of their latest album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”.
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc followed up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.
ALICE IN CHAINS was previously in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year’s November 25 chart, according to Billboard.com. It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” was ALICE IN CHAINS‘ second album with William DuVall on vocals.
GUNS N’ ROSES has six shows scheduled so far, all in April: two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City. The exact band lineup has yet to be confirmed.
Doulbe Bill: Guns N’ Roses w/Axl Rose, Slash & Duff McKagan to host Alice In Chains opening weekend at MGM's T-Mobile Arena on April 8 & 9.
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