(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The surviving members of ‘90s grunge-rock legends Alice In Chains are regrouping and hitting the road for the first time since frontman Layne Staley’s death in 2002.
The full band’s last tour was in 1996, and guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney have only joined each other on stage once, at a February 2005 tsunami benefit show in Seattle.
According to Cantrell’s official website, the only reunion show confirmed so far is the Nova Rock Festival in Austria on June 28, where the band will play alongside Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age and Massive Attack.
Billboard reported that the trio will warm up for its summer dates with a March 10 performance in Atlantic City, as part of a VH1 “Decades Rock” episode devoted to Heart. For that show, Staley’s role will be played by Call of the Wild singer William DuVall.
Reportedly, DuVall is in consideration to sing on the summer tour, but a final decision has not yet been made. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers