Alice In Chains Return To El Paso – Let’s Catch Up
With the band coming back to El Paso, let's run through their history and take a quick look at what they're up to now!
Alice In Chains haven't been to El Paso in forever but, we'll end our "dry" streak Tuesday, September 4th when the band rocks the Abraham Chavez Theater. The band was started in 1987 by Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney with Mike Starr and Layne Staley coming on board shortly after. 3 years later, AIC released their debut "Facelift".
In '93, Starr left and was replaced by Mike Inez. Cantrell tried stepping away from the band at one point but, it didn't work out. The band never broke up but, did "hibernate" a lot due to Layne Staley's drug use. (Drugs eventually killed him and original bassist Mike Starr.) In 2006, William Duvall signed on as the bands' new singer.
That was then, as for now ...
In addition to a major tour, the band are currently finishing up a new record which they'll release later this year. Nick Raskulinecz, who produced the bands last two albums "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" (2013) and "Black Gives Way To Blue" (2009), is also handling the new one.
Hopefully, we'll get to hear some of the new music when they play here!! Tickets for our show go on sale Friday, (3/16), via the usual Ticketmaster outlets, by phone and online.