Alice In Chains and Jane's Addiction will lead the lineup of the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicks off on August 9th in Scranton, Pennsylvania and winds down on September 15th in Irvine, California. Other acts on the bill include Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers -- featuring Duff McKagan -- Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and a local Battle of the Bands winner in each market.
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains said in a statement, "I think it's going to be a fun tour and we're really looking forward to it. It's only going to happen that one time, that way, and you're going to be there."
- Cantrell told us that for Alice In Chains, which has so many hit songs, putting together a set list is a quality problem: "There's always somebody that's bummed out. We've got 90 minutes to play. We could play every one of our top radio songs and there would still be songs that we can't play because we're gonna run out of tunes (laughs). There's a lot of songs that people like to hear that are deeper cuts, and that we like to play, so you know, you end up playing a lot of your bigger tunes and that's what people want to hear."
- Tickets for most of the shows go on sale Thursday (April 25th) at noon local time, with prices ranging between $10.25 and $89.75, plus fees.
- Alice In Chains will be touring behind its fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which arrives on May 28th.
- Newly announced Uproar Festival tour dates (subject to change):
August 9 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 10 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
August 11 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 13 - Saratoga, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 14 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
August 16 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
August 17 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 18 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 20 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 22 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 23 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
August 24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
August 27 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater
August 28 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 29 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 1 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
September 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
September 7 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 8 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
September 11 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
September 14 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 15 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
CHECK IT OUT: Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com and www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
SIDE NOTES: The Uproar Festival will be giving away a trip for two to the September 15th show in Irvine, California. The grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from a U.S. city, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, $500 spending cash, and two front row tickets to the show. Go to http://bit.ly/2013flyaway to enter for a chance to win.
WATCH: See a trailer for the Uproar Festival:
Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell On Picking Songs To Play Live
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