The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Australian Download Festival. The event will take place in Sydney (March 9 at the Parramatta Park) and Melbourne (March 11 at the Flemington Racecourse) and the following artists have been booked: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm, Behemoth, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, I Prevail, Converge, Frenzal Rhomb, Luca Brasi, Code Orange, Andy Black, The Fever 333, War On Women, High Tension, Outright, Ruins, and Alien Weaponry.
Alice In Chains paid tribute to the late Burt Reynolds during their September 8 show in Irving, TX by combining the cover art for “Dirt” with the actor’s infamous Cosmopolitan nude photo shoot and displaying it on the video screens. You can find that image in the below Instagram post. Reynolds passed away on September 6 at the age of 82.
Alice In Chains played a special acoustic set atop the Space Needle in Seattle, WA yesterday (August 21) and some footage of the performance has been shared HERE. The band were the first to play on “The Loupe”, which is the world’s first and only revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air. That addition to the landmark was part of a recent $100 million dollar renovation. SiriusXM will broadcast the performance on August 31 at 5pm ET/PT.
Alice In Chains will be releasing their new album “Rainier Fog” on Friday (August 24) and the band will be celebrating with an album release show at a secret location in their hometown of Seattle, WA. The group have hid 10 signed copies of the effort in the city and fans that find them will get two tickets to the concert. Hints will be posted on the group’s Instagram story.
We're performing in a secret location in Seattle on Friday. We're hiding 10 signed Rainier Fog CDs around the city as a ticket into the show for you and a guest – keep an eye on our IG story for details on these 10 hidden locations. Check IG and FB for more info. pic.twitter.com/UaHLgdHN80
The Seattle Mariners held an official “Alice In Chains Night” during their game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA last night (Agust 20). As part of the event, the band took the field to throw out the first pitch. You can see footage of that, along with an interview below. This was one of the various hometown activities the group planned around the release of their new album “Rainier Fog” (out August 24).
Alice In Chains have announced that they will be playing a special acoustic set atop the Space Needle in Seattle, WA on August 21. The band will be the first to perform on “The Loupe”, which is the world’s first and only revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air. That addition to the landmark was part of a recent $100 million dollar renovation. SiriusXM will broadcast the performance on August 31 at 5pm ET/PT.
Jerry Cantrell commented:
“I’ve visited the Space Needle many times in my life and it’s going to be a real honor and a total trip for us to play there. We’re so proud of this album and to be able to celebrate its release with a performance at one of our town’s most iconic landmarks is really special. It sorta reminds me of the time we did the ‘Again‘ video, but instead of being 6 feet in the air rocking out on a glass floor, we’ll be 50 stories high…slight difference.”
This is one of the various hometown activities the group have scheduled around the release of their new album “Rainier Fog” (out August 24). Other things they have planned include the Seattle Mariners’ “Alice in Chains Night” on August 20 and a special pop-up/retrospective at The Crocodile on August 23-24.