Photo | The Morris Performing Arts Center
On May 16th, 2018; we witnessed Alice In Chains bring the original Seattle Grunge scene to South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center; pictured above.
For those who are unfamiliar with this arts center, it was built in the late 1920’s; one of the most historic venues to still be hosting events in the Midwest. The Morris Performing Art Center has been responsible for a plethora of famous acts throughout its years, such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. The Morris is gorgeous inside due to its renovations; a theatre-wide stage, powerful light display, massively tall ceilings, venue shaking sound system, and its nearly three thousand seats that never make you feel like you’re far from the stage.
With these features, the sold-out Morris Performing Arts Center brought audiences back to the late 1980’s and 1990’s to relive the grunge scene with the one and only Alice In Chains.
Photo | Alice In Chains | 2018
The Walking Papers wrapped up their amazing set with recently added bassist Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses; the sold-out crowd patiently waited for the Seattle legends to take the stage: Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney,Mike Inez, and William DuVall. The Morris Performing Art Center erupted as they opened with "Bleed The Freak" from their debut album Facelift .
Alice In Chains continued with their nineteen song setlist, they graced the fans with a wide variety of chart topping hits ranging from the albums Facelift ['90] to The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here . Co-lead vocalist since 2006, William DuVall, was flawless as always as he belted out notes to perfection from all the fan favorites, such as: "Man In The Box," "Rooster," "Them Bones," "Would?."
DuVall took over co-lead vocals for Alice In Chains as a result after the death of the never forgotten Layne Staley in 2002. It is obvious that they pay tribute to Staley every show; he would appreciate the passion and perfectionism the band continues to put forth in their performances.
Throughout the night, these rockstars present you with moments that honestly leave you in awe. For instance, half way through the set, they took a break from their rock/heavy grunge songs and brought out the acoustic guitars to melt the crowd with their hit single ‘Nutshell’. It was in this moment, where the band was able to intimately connect with the crowd as you could hear thousands singing along with the fervent DuVall.
In addition to that, it was quite a site to see when Alice In Chains dropped their new single "The One You Know" during a four-song encore. "The One You Know" is the band's brand new single that was released May 3, 2018. By the first impression, you would have thought they were performing this song for years. The song will be on their upcoming album: 'Reinier Fog' set to drop August 24th, 2018 through BMG.
Alice In Chains | Upcoming Tour Schedule
Photo | Alice In Chains | 2018
Alice In Chains as of summer 2018; will be on a European tour until the next few months before they make their grand return to North America.
They start their North American tour again August 25, 2018 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington and continue through seventeen other cities. Check out the link and see if Alice In Chains will be at a venue near you later this year!
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