Wednesday, May 26, 2010
[bravewords.com] Black Gives Way To Blue, the new album from ALICE IN CHAINS, has been certified gold in the US by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.
The gold certification is the latest in a long line of success stories surrounding the band and Black Gives Way To Blue dating back to last October, when the record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 5 with first-week sales exceeding 125,000 copies.
Both fans and critics alike have responded to the Nick Raskulinecz-produced (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, RUSH) album with rave reviews. In addition to national television performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show, the quartet (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) has supported the record with a string of sold-out international tours and recently announced that they'll be headlining BlackDiamondSkye, a monolithic triple bill featuring guest stars DEFTONES and MASTODON. The tour, produced by Live Nation, launches September 16 at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the course of its remarkable career, Alice In Chains has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, wrote and recorded 12 top 10 hit singles and had two No. 1 records on The Billboard 200 chart.
The BlackDiamondSkye North American tour dates are now as follows:
16 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
17 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
18 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
20 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
22 - Boston, MA - Agannis Arena
24 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
25 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Theatre
26 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
28 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
1 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Arena
4 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
7 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
8 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
9 - Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
15 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:32 AM