Alice in Chains at the Tower

Alice in Chains to "Grind" into Philly "Again."

By Zach Hafer
|  Friday, Mar 12, 2010  |  Updated 5:46 AM EDT
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Alice in Chains at the Tower

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A legendary "grunge" band comes to area this weekend with the return of Grammy nominated Alice in Chains.

Led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell, the band features a new lead singer, William DuVall. DuVall takes over where late frontman, Layne Staley, left off. Staley died in 2002 from an overdose.

Alice in Chains was on hiatus from 1996 until 2005, but was revived when Cantrell decided to get the band back together for a benefit in Seattle for the victims of the South Asia tsunami disaster. For the benefit show the band featured numerous frontmen including Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Down.

The band is touring to support their latest musical endeavor, "Black Gives Way to Blue." The album is a mixture of riffer madness and acoustic prowess and features dynamic and powerful vocal deliveries from Cantrell and DuVall. With lyrics inspired by Cantrell’s personal struggles, the band returned to its successful 90s formula with this effort.

You can rock with Alice in Chains at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby on Saturday, March 13. The show is slated for an 8 p.m. start time, with doors opening at 7 p.m. While tickets are no longer available online at livenation.com, the Tower Theater box office might still have a few left. Don’t miss the chance to see this legendary band.

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