Eric Blair from the Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show caught up with ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall recently at NAMM 2014 and talks about "being himself" while trying to fill the shoes of the late Layne Staley and gravitating to rebellious rock n' roll.
Alice In Chains recently announced the first leg of their 2014 headlining tour of North America, set to kick off April 25th at the Brady Theatre in Tulsa (itinerary below). It’ll be a busy year for the band, who are also playing a slew of international festivals, including Soundwave in Australia, the Singapore Rock Festival, Italy’s Rock in Roma, France’s Main Square Festival, the Sonisphere Festival (sharing the stage with METALLICA) in Switzerland, Warsaw and London, the Czech Republic’s Aerodrome Festival and Vienna’s Krieau Rocks.
In other words, they’re picking up where they left off in 2013, which saw them traveling the world on a sold-out tour that included dates in the US, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, the UK and Canada. The band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) is touring in support of Grammy-nominated album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at #2 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, Hard Rock Albums Chart and iTunes Rock Album Chart. The album’s first two singles, 'Stone' and 'Hollow', both hit #1 on the rock charts with their companion videos racking up close to 5 million combined YouTube views.
25 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre
26 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
28 - Austin, TX - ACL Live – Moody Theatre
29 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
1 - Tunica, MS - Horseshoe Tunica
2 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Cherokee
4 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sun Fest (Meyer Stage)
6 - N. Charleston, SC - N. Charleston PAC
7 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium
9 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ovation Hall @ Revel
10 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Casino MGM
12 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
13 - Reading, PA - Sovereign PAC
14 - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke PAC
16 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Arena
17 - Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Casino
19 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
20 - Battle Creek, MI - Kellogg Arena
22 - Elizabeth, IN (Louisville) - Harrah’s Southern Indiana
23 - Davenport, IA - Adler Theatre
24 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Stir Cove