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ALICE IN CHAINS: U.S. Club Tour Kick-Off Date Announced – Apr. 7, 2006

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.

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April 8, 2006 Posted by | Blogroll, ROCK | 1 Comment

DANKO JONES, FLESHGORE Confirmed For Germany’s WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival –

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):

ABORTED
AMON AMARTH
ARCH ENEMY
ATHEIST
BATTLELORE
BLOODTHORN
BORN FROM PAIN
CALIBAN
CELTIC FROST
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DANKO JONES
D'ESPAIRSRAY
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
EKTOMORF
EMPEROR
END OF GREEN
FEAR FACTORY
FINNTROLL
FLESHGORE
GAMMA RAY
HERMAN RAREBELL
IN EXTREMO
KORPIKLAANI
KRIEGER
LAKE OF TEARS
MAMBO KURT
METAL INQUISITOR
MINISTRY
MOTÖRHEAD
MSG
MYSTIC CIRCLE
NEVERMORE
NOCTURNAL RITES
OPETH
ORPHANED LAND
PRIMAL FEAR
ROSE TATTOO
SCORPIONS
SIX FEET UNDER
SOILWORK
SUBWAY TO SALLY
THE DOGMA
ULI JON ROTH
VICTORY
VREID
WE
WHITESNAKE
WINTERSUN

April 8, 2006 Posted by | Blogroll, ROCK | Leave a comment