August 25. 2018 7:42PM

Alice in Chains release "Rainier Fog"


Alice in Chains (Pamela Littky courtesy photo / BWR)

Los Angeles, CA –  On Friday, multi-platinum rock band Alice in Chains released their first new album in five years, "Rainier Fog."  

The album’s release follows a weeklong takeover of the band’s Seattle hometown that began with the Mariners hosting an “Alice In Chains Night” this past Monday at Safeco Field, which included a pre-game listening event, a RAINIER FOG CD and a special Alice In Chains/Mariners t-shirt.

On Tuesday, the  quartet—vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney—became the first band ever to perform on “The Loupe,” the Space Needle’s brand-new revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air. 

SiriusXM will broadcast Alice In Chains’ acoustic Space Needle performance exclusively on Friday, August 31st at 5 p.m. ET and PT on their Lithium channel.

Thursday saw the launch of an Alice In Chains Pop-Up Shop and Retrospective at The Crocodile featuring limited edition merchandise, rare photos, memorabilia, music gear and more. The Pop-Up shop continued into Friday and Thursday night the band gave a special performance at The Crocodile. Tickets for the show were given to fans who purchased advance copies of "Rainier Fog" through local Seattle record shop Easy Street.

The band resumed the third leg of their headlining tour this past Wednesday, and Saturday they’ll play KISW’s "Pain In The Grass" at the White River Amphitheatre.

Tour dates are listed below and ticket info can be found HERE.

"Ranier Fog" marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to it being their first album in five years, it’s their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). The "Ranier Fog" recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. "Ranier Fog" is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

"Ranier Fog" follows 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, "Stone" and "Hollow," both shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and "Voices" hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.

ABOUT ALICE IN CHAINS

Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a die-hard international fan base whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

Don’t miss Alice In Chains live – dates are as follows:

August 25 - Seattle, Washington - White River Amphitheatre
August 26 - Portland, Oregon - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Aug 28 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amp
Aug 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Aug 31 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sept 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
Sept 3 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
Sept 4 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
Sept 7 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Sept 8 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory
Sept 10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
Sept 11 – Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
Sept 13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sept 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Sept 16 - San Diego – KAABOO
October 14 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
October 16 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
October 18 – Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak Center
October 20 – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
October 21 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater
October 23 – New Orleans – Saenger Theatre
October 24 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
October 26 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 28 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Events Center 
November 2 – Santiago, Chile – Solid Rock Chile
November 4 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Solid Rock Argentina
November 8 – Curitiba, Brazil – Solid Rock Curitiba
November 10 – São Paulo, Brazil – Solid Rock São Paulo
November 11 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – KM de Vantagens Hall