ALICE IN CHAINS HITS NO.1 ON BILLBOARD MODERN ROCK CHART WITH LEAD SINGLE “CHECK MY BRAIN” “CHECK MY BRAIN” MAINTAINS NO. 1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD ROCK SONGS CHART BAND PERFORMING BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

ALICE IN CHAINS HITS NO.1 ON BILLBOARD MODERN ROCK CHART WITH LEAD SINGLE “CHECK MY BRAIN” “CHECK MY BRAIN” MAINTAINS NO. 1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD ROCK SONGS CHART BAND PERFORMING BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

Los Angeles, CA (September 29, 2009) – ALICE IN CHAINS have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Chart with lead single “Check My Brain.” This is the second chart dominated by the riff-driven hit, which also shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart. The track’s video, directed by Alex Courtes (U2, White Stripes, Wolfmother), is currently featured on MTV2’s Elite 8 and can be seen here


Spotlighted by Spin as “one of the catchiest songs of Alice In Chains’ history,” “Check My Brain” appears on the band’s eagerly awaited new album BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI), which arrives in stores today.

The album has been drawing rave reviews from both sides of the pond: Metal Hammer called it “a masterpiece” and “Alice In Chains’ finest hour.” Kerrang! wrote: “…Black Gives Way To Blue is a spine-chilling return.” Rock Sound called it “the mother of all comebacks,” describing it as “…classic-era Alice In Chains and then some.” Playboy gave the record four stars, calling it “Alice In Chains’ Back In Black.” Revolver praised the album for its “dense tapestry of heavy guitars and soaring melodies,” and Reuters wrote: “the heavy guitars, submerged vocals and thunderous rhythm section assures fans that the band has lost none of its menace.”

Tonight Alice In Chains (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez) will celebrate the album’s release with the first of a two-night performance on the hit ABC-TV show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The quartet will deliver an electrifying blend of classic hits and new favorites, including “Check My Brain” and “Your Decision.”



The band has been previewing songs from the album during their current sold-out buzz tour, which wraps September 30th at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Next up is a trio of headlining radio dates in Texas, followed by a headlining tour of Europe, set to kick off November 12th in Glasgow.

Tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue
Sept. 30 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon
Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Bone Bash @ AT&T Center
Oct. 23 Grand Prairie, TX KEGL Freakers Ball @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 24 Houston, TX Buzzfest @ Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
Nov. 13 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
Nov. 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov. 16 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 17 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 19 Tilburg, Holland 013
Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.