WANT TO GO?
Alice In Chains
With Shooter Jennings
WHERE: Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday
INFO: www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Grunge pioneers turned alternative metal band Alice In Chains made an unlikely comeback over the past year. After a long hiatus, the band released its very well received fourth studio album, "Black Gives Way To Blue," last summer and has been touring nearly nonstop since August.
According to the band's lead singer, William DuVall, Alice In Chains is in a good place.
"It feels like we're just getting started," he said.
The group, which appears Monday at Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena, was part of the wave of Seattle-based grunge rock bands that included Nirvana and Pearl Jam that shook up a very corporate-sounding pop music scene in the early 1990s.
The band's success, however, faltered through the latter part of the decade, largely because of band founder Layne Staley's battles with drug addiction. Alice In Chains coasted into inertia and effectively ceased to exist after Staley died of an overdose in 2002.
After a series of reunion shows starting in 2005, the group added DuVall to the roster. In a lot of ways, DuVall has helped to breathe new life into Alice In Chains.