Alice in Chains to re-unite for 2006 tour

"In 2005, the surviving members of Alice in Chains reunited to perform a benefit concert in Seattle for victims of the Tsunami Disaster that struck south Asia.

This has lead to the three remaining AIC members -- guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Starr and drummer Sean Kinney -- to realize they not only enjoyed playing the band's songs, but enjoyed jamming together.

This week, MTV broke news that the once-again reunited members of Alice In Chains are planning to take a greatest hits show on the road this summer. Other than a listed date at Austria's Nova Rock festival in June, there are no other confirmed tour dates."

At is unknown at this time who will assume vocal duties, alongside Jerry Cantrell. Thanks to BellaOnline and MTV for the story. Check the official AIC website here.

Also hitting the road this summer are rock giants Guns N' Roses and Metallica:

"Some authentic-sounding leaked tracks, a couple of surprise public appearances from Axl, an impromptu album listening party in New York and several 'confirmed' summer festival dates including one accompanied by an official statement from the band's management have set the rumor mill into overdrive yet again.

Last week, three songs said to be from the Chinese Democracy sessions leaked online: 'There Was a Time', 'The Blues' and 'I.R.S.', the latter being the same cut that surfaced more than two years ago on New York radio station Q104.3,

This week, the Web sites of several European festivals announced that GN'R have been added to their lineups: According to the sites, the band will be headlining the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 27; Italy's Gods of Metal festival on June 3 and 4; Rock am Ring in Nurburgring, Germany, June 3 to 6; the NovaRock festival in Austria, June 15 to 17; and both GN'R and Metallica a lethal combo, in light of their riotous co-headlining North American tour of 1992 have been announced as headliners of this year's Download Festival in England, June 9 to 11."
Read the full story here (from MTV).

Posted in NFC news section at on 02-25-2006 @ 10:17 PM (GMT).

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