Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction to lead Uproar Fest

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Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction will team up to headline this summer’s Uproar Festival tour. The tour will stop in Massachusetts for a day at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Wednesday, August 24. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $36.75 to $87, will go on sale Thursday at noon through Live Nation.

Now its fourth year, Uproar will feature over ten bands across two stages. Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive will join the headliners on the main stage, while a second stage will host Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and local acts to be announced later.

“I think it’s going to be a fun tour and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s only going to happen that one time, that way, and you’re going to be there,” declared Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains in a press release.

Alice in Chains will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The band’s fifth studio effort will hit stores on May 28. It marks their second release with new lead singer William DuVall, who joined the band when they reunited in 2005 after the 2002 death of founding member Layne Staley. In 2009, they released their first album in almost 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue. Fans can get a taste of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here with singles “Hollow” and “Stone”.

Jane’s Addiction is also working on a new album, though no release date for their fifth studio effort has been set. The band’s last release was 2012’s The Great Escape Artist. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol), it features singles “End to the Lies” and “Irresistible Force (Met the Immovable Object)”. Last year, they contributed a cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic “Sympathy for the Devil” to the Songs of Anarchy: Volume 2 soundtrack.

Coheed and Cambria continue to tour in support of their two-part project called The Afterman. The first album, The Afterman: Ascension, was released last October, while the second, The Afterman: Descension, was released in February. Produced by Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, it marks the band’s first studio release since 2010’s Year of the Black Rainbow.

Prior to the show in Massachusetts, the Uproar Festival will stop in Connecticut for a day at Hartford’s Comcast Theatre on Saturday, August 10.

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