First the bad news: That Alice in Chains/Soundgarden tour that guitarist and Spanaway native Jerry Cantrell hinted at in Rolling Stone has yet to materialize (one shared bill in New Jersey aside.) Booooo! Stop teasing us, Cantrell!
But the good news is that you'll be able to catch Alice headlining at Pain in the Grass 2013, the annual summer rock gala put on by Seattle's KISW-FM (99.9). Pain has been expanded to a two-day event that will take over the Gorge Amphitheatre in George on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, promoter Live Nation announced today.
Adding to the buzz is that Alice in Chains is about the drop “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,” its second album with William DuVall singing lead vocals. It's due from Virgin/EMI on May 28.
Other bands that have been confirmed for Pain in the Grass are Jane's Addiction, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Coheed and Cambria, All That Remains, Circa Survive, Airbourne, Danko Jones, Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Attika 7, Heaven's Basement, Mindset Evolution, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and H.I.M. (a band that just canceled its entire summer tour days ago.)
Ticketmaster will sell Pain in the Grass tickets beginning May 17, at 10 a.m. Single day tix are $59.50 and two-day passes are $99.90, with a limited number of “premium lawn experience” tickets available for $199.