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Alice in Chains Announce North American Tour

November 19, 2009 5:06 PM ET

Alice in Chains are promising to play their classic hits and new tracks from Black Gives Way to Blue on a North American tour that starts February 2nd in Vancouver. Tickets for the trek — which stretches until late March — go on sale December 4th and 5th.

"We have never worked this fucking hard on a record," guitarist Jerry Cantrell told RS before the release of Blue. "It's a hell of a challenge to try to add to a legacy. It takes a big set of fucking balls — four sets of balls — to take on a challenge like this, and we did it for the same reasons we made music before. We care about it, we respect what we did, and we also respect the fact that we want to continue to make music with each other, so there's a certain level that it has to live up to."

Check out all the band's tour dates after the jump.


Dec. 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (KXTE radio show) Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ Acoustic Xmas)
Feb. 2 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 4 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Feb. 6 - Salem, OR @ Salem Armory
Feb. 11 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Feb. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
Feb. 19 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Feb. 21 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland
Feb. 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Feb. 23 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
Feb. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Feb. 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Mar 1 - Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
Mar 2 - Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Mar 3 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Mar 5 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Mar 6 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods
Mar 8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Mar 12 - Atlantic, City, NJ @ Borgata
Mar 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
Mar 14 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum
Mar 16 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Mar 17 - Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy
Mar 19 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore State Theatre
Mar 20 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Mar 21 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkens Auditorium

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