Alice in Chains reveal plans for tour with Mastodon, Deftones

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One year after releasing their first album with new singer William DuVall, Alice in Chains have revealed plans for big tour with Mastodon and the Deftones. Dubbed the “BLACKDIAMONDSKYE” tour, the tour is set to come through Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 22 at the Agganis Arena. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $65, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

“We’re really looking forward to touring with our friends, Deftones and Mastodon,” said founding Alice in Chains member and guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell in a press release. “Each band has its own unique flavor and the combination of all three will make for a great show and a good time on the road.” The tour name is a combination of all three bands albums, Black Gives Way to Blue and Diamond Eyes and Crack the Skye (from Deftones and Mastodon respectively).

Having been unofficially disbanded after the 2002 death of lead singer Layne Staley, Alice in Chains reunited in 2005 with new lead singer William DuVall and subsequently released their first album in almost 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue, to much critical acclaim last year.

Hard rocking road warriors Mastodon continue to tour in support of 2009’s Crack the Skye, which has received loads of critical acclaim and was named to several Best of 2009 lists.

Released earlier this month, Diamond Eyes is the first Deftones albums with new bassist Sergio Vega (formerly of Quicksand), who began touring with the band after original bassist Chi Cheng was hit in an automobile accident that has since left him in a coma. The album, their sixth studio effort, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200.

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