Posted: Mar 06 2019
Brace yourselves, Alice In Chains is headed towards Auckland, New Zealand for their much-awaited concert tour. They’re all set to unleash the dark forces of grunge and metal rock at The Trusts Arena stage on Thursday, 7th March 2019, 7:30 pm.
Still reeling in from the release of their sixth studio album in a career spanning 29 years, and their first album release in over five years, “Rainier Fog” puts Alice in Chain back in the map. Fans have given the album a double thumbs-up. Music critics and the press gave it glowing reviews, and proceeded by a Grammy nomination for Best Rock album, to boot.
With the fans’ excruciating wait after a five-year album release drought, “Rainier Fog” truly did not disappoint.
Kerrang! writes: “it’s prime Alice In Chains and the work of a band still managing to hit new peaks of their powers.”
(The album) “boasts undeniable energy and rhythm,” says Uproxx.
Loudwire and Q Magazine were all praises the band for “still making music that holds up to their legacy”; and “juggling power and poignancy like masters.”, respectively.
The new album harks back to Alice in Chains’ gloomy roots with the speed of metal, that in a way, sets them apart from other bands from the grunge movement. The album shot up the Billboard charts, hitting the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts, as well as No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
With their astonishing career run with over 30 million albums sold, multiplatinum certifications, multiple award nominations and citations, and a multitude of diehard fans all over the world, Alice In Chains has gone full circle. Founder and lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell explains:
“We’ve been doing this a long time and this band exists in two different eras...To continue on and still be relevant; to operate the same way we always did before and for the same reasons, which are to make the best music and the best records we can possibly make; and to make ourselves happy, well … it’s nice.”
This will be the first time and the first show Alice In Chains will be playing in Auckland, calling it as their "New Zealand debut". Hence, Auckland fans have all the valid reasons to go louder than loud. Don’t miss it!
Alice In Chains Ticket Info
General Admission - standing: $97.70
General Admission - seating: $97.70
Restrictions: All Ages
Tickets available from Livenation
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Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 7:30 pm
Venue: The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
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