Alice In Chains & Elton John

Elton John Makes Guest Appearance On New Alice In Chains Album
Rock Legends Collaborate On Title Track For The Highly Anticipated New Album
Black Gives Way To Blue, Out September 29

Alice In Chains
Among the many highlights on Black Gives Way To Blue, the highly anticipated new album from Alice In Chains, is a special guest performance by Elton John. The rock legend collaborated on the album's stunning title track, "Black Gives Way To Blue," a heart-stirring tribute to Alice In Chains' late lead singer Layne Staley. The album will arrive in stores September 29.

"We were thinking about adding piano to the track and a friend suggested we call Elton," recalls guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell. "I remember laughing and saying, 'Yeah, I'll get right on that.' But I decided it was worth trying and wrote Elton an email explaining what that song means to us — that it's a real, raw openhearted song for Layne. We sent him the track and got a call shortly after saying he thought it was beautiful and that he wanted to play on it. We were blown away. Elton John is a huge influence on me as a songwriter and having him on that song is an amazing honor for us."

Black Gives Way To Blue is Alice In Chains' first new studio release in more than 10 years. The quartet (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and guitarist/vocalist William DuVall) recorded the album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Henson Studios in Hollywood.

Black Gives Way To Blue track listing:
1. All Secrets Known
2. Check My Brain
3. Last Of My Kind
4. Your Decision
5. A Looking In View
6. When The Sun Rose Again
7. Acid Bubble
8. Lessons Learned
9. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue

Tour Dates:
08/12/09 Wed Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
08/22/09 Sat Pomona Fairplex Pomona, CA
09/04/09 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC
09/05/09 Sat Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, PA
09/07/09 Mon Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
09/08/09 Tue The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
09/12/09 Sat Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
09/13/09 Sun Montgomery County Fairgrounds Dayton, OH
09/15/09 Tue The Opera House Toronto, ON
09/16/09 Wed House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
09/17/09 Thu St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
09/19/09 Sat House of Blues Chicago, IL
09/20/09 Sun The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
09/21/09 Mon First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
09/26/09 Sat Roseland Theater Portland, OR
09/28/09 Mon The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

[Published on: 8/12/09]

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