Alice in Chains 2018 Tour

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  • FactoryMan93FactoryMan93 Posts: 268
    Being a fan of Alice for so long and being such a fan of Layne's I don't know if I could see them. Duvall is great, and he really tried to old Alice justice, and I believe he does. Here is my problem... I can play the record if I want to hear the song, but when I show up at the show, Layne. and Mike for that matter, will not be there. Would you see Soundgarden without Chris? I could not even imagine it.
    You're not watching Alice in Chains with Layne. Youre watching Alice in Chains with Duvall. A seperate entity. 

    It's not meant to replace what you have seen/heard before or the albums you own. Just like John Carpenters The Thing doesn't replace the original film. 

    In my world I hate more when new bands play former bands hits (Audioslave for example playing RATM and Soundgarden songs) and don't trust the creative integrity of the new band, than band members having to be replaced. Or when a band like KISS hires new guys and forces them to imitate (makeup and style) former members.

    But I would prefer if AiC trusted their new material more and the things they have created together. That would also solve the thing with someone singing Laynes lyrics somewhat, because it would be less of it during their setlists.

    And if Soundgarden went out and toured with Tori Amos on vocals, I'd watch it. It wouldn't be that Soundgarden, but instead this Soundgarden. And the love for that Soundgarden wouldn't disapear, and the this could be ignored they sucked, or not ignored if Tori Amos delivers and they make something creative out of it. 

    I think AiC are doing it in a pretty classy way, but as I said - I wished they trusted their stuff more and not toured as much as a nostalgia act with a new singer. You can't reject your entire history ofcourse, then you might as well change bandname. But yes.
    What I meant was that I go for who is onstage now, I don't go just to hear the songs. When a member is replaced or, in this scenario, members, it changes the meaning of band for me. I have seen the current Alice and they were great. Duvall sounds just like Layne in many songs. I am just expressing my opinion saying certain past members have more meaning than current members. I am not saying Duvall or any other replacement can't cut it.
    Haha. And I don't know what I'm saying. But the bolded is something I don't like. Would rather someone come in with their own perspective and creativity to a "cover" than try to copy someone else. Not saying that Duvall copies Layne, i don't really remember how Duvall sounds live on the old songs.

    But that extends to bands playing covers too. 

    Rather hear Ryan Adams acoustic take on Taylor Swifts Shake it off than some rock band do another tired "1:1" cover of All along the Watchtower.

    He may not be trying to copy Layne, but in a sense he must, because that's what the songs sound like. This is why I go for who's on stage now. Duvall sounds great on the old songs, but so did Layne. 
  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 1,906
    If they played 75% or more of the ‘new’ AIC material, then I would be interested in seeing them. 

    But again, I still see them too much as a glorified cover band. New single is great. 
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,189
    I just scored GA tickets to their St Augustine show
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,902
    are they planning on releasing this album, or what?
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,189
    kramer73 said:
    are they planning on releasing this album, or what?

    this article is saying August
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  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,332
    Never got to see them back in the day and have been hesitant to see them with the current singer. Looks like they sound great though and would imagine it to be a fun gig to see. Maybe next time they come thru NYC...
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  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,093
    Never got to see them back in the day and have been hesitant to see them with the current singer. Looks like they sound great though and would imagine it to be a fun gig to see. Maybe next time they come thru NYC...

    They still put on a great show. Their two shows this past May at Hammerstein were pretty damn good.
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,902
    LukinFan said:
    kramer73 said:
    are they planning on releasing this album, or what?

    this article is saying August
    yeah, I've heard that, but they released the single awhile ago.  Seems like it would be pretty simple to throw up a pre-order or something.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,189
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    2010: MSG2
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,189
    edited June 27
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  • kramer73 said:

    Hmmm

    Am very tempted with b/w splatter album.

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  • lexicondevillexicondevil OaklandPosts: 738
    If you just want the splatter version without all that other BS - http://eurostore.warnermusic.com/uk/rainier-fog-b-w-splatter-2xlp-digital-bundle.html I don't need a poncho, so it was worth the overseas shipping to get the splatter by itself.
    This new song is pretty damn good. It sounds like vintage AiC.



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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,902
    If you just want the splatter version without all that other BS - http://eurostore.warnermusic.com/uk/rainier-fog-b-w-splatter-2xlp-digital-bundle.html I don't need a poncho, so it was worth the overseas shipping to get the splatter by itself.
    This new song is pretty damn good. It sounds like vintage AiC.



    I thought about it, but didn't really want to pay $50.  It's sold out now.
  • Hub.Hub. Posts: 1,918
    I did it!
    Same here even though I admit I would've preferred a T-shirt and not a poncho (but it can be useful after all).
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,955
    Every new Alice in Chains song siunds the same. 
    :P 
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,718
    edited August 11
    new song sounds pretty decent



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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,955
    new song sounds pretty decent



    Everything keeps sounding the same :)
  • Kind of a 'Dirt' sound.

    I'm going to the Mariners/AIC night on the 20th (we fly to Disney the next morning- it worked out awesome). Looking forward to it!
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  • Thierry HenryThierry Henry Posts: 2,440
    new song sounds pretty decent



    Everything keeps sounding the same :)
    A bit like yourself. 
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  • Mike D88Mike D88 TampaPosts: 443
    Really digging that new track.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,955
    new song sounds pretty decent



    Everything keeps sounding the same :)
    A bit like yourself. 

  • Attaway77Attaway77 Alexandria, VAPosts: 1,550
    Mike D88 said:
    Really digging that new track.
    Yep... Great song.... Looking forward to this album....
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  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 911
    I dont get excited for many new releases these days but I'm really looking forward to digging into some new AIC stuff. A band that I'll always give time to when they release new stuff. DuVall is great.
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