ALICE IN CHAINS have confirmed that they will be playing a series of U.S. club dates starting on May 18. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
As previously reported, ALICE IN CHAINS have selected William DuVall to sing lead vocals with the group on their upcoming U.S. club tour and subsequent European trek.
DuVall performed two songs with the reunited ALICE IN CHAINS last month in New Jersey at a taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!".
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that he'd also like to see other musicians perform with the reactivated group, who are touring in honor of late singer Layne Staley. "The door's open to invite anybody," he said. We'd like anybody to be a part of it. There's tons of guys that we love and that Layne loved, you know, that we'd love to be a part of this on a part-time basis."
DuVall, who sings and plays guitar in COMES WITH THE FALL, has also sung ALICE IN CHAINS material as part of Cantrell's solo touring band.
Guest singers who have jammed with the members of ALICE IN CHAINS during the past year include TOOL's Maynard James Keenan and former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo.
The band will begin its European tour on May 26 in Lisbon, Portugal. A full list of dates can be seen at AliceInChains.com.
Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK's new album, titled "IV" (Four), comes out on April 25, but the band won't hit U.S. stages until September. GODSMACK hasn't toured the States since supporting METALLICA in 2004, and lead singer Sully Erna told Launch why the group is going to keep America waiting just a little longer. "We love this record so much, we want people to live with it for a few months before we hit the States, because when we come to the States, we want to bring it bigger and badder than we did when we left the METALLICA tour," he said. "And in order to do that, we have to move into arenas. I want to give people a little bit of time to learn this record because it's so good we want to play more of it. But when it comes, it's gonna be on."
The new GODSMACK effort follows up the band's 2003 disc, "Faceless", and 2004's acoustic EP, "The Other Side".
GODSMACK will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, May 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.
As previously reported, GODSMACK will perform on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Wednesday, April 26 and on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, April 27.
Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
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CHILDREN OF BODOM
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
END OF GREEN
LAKE OF TEARS
SIX FEET UNDER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
ULI JON ROTH
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