Want Some Goosebumps? Listen to this Stunning Alice In Chains Cover

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It’s a bit hard to fathom, but somehow, September will mark 30 years since Alice In Chains dropped their second studio album and bona fide classic, Dirt. I mean, come on- ‘Them Bones’, ‘Rain When I Die’, ‘Down in a Hole’, ‘Would’ – there’s not a whole lot else to say about Dirt other than the obvious- the album’s a banger from start to finish, and Layne Staley is one of the best hard rock singers to ever do it, period.

Given Layne’s immense vocal talent, covering an AIC song with any sort of justice is pretty fucking hard. Which – for what it’s worth – means William DuVall deserves all of the credit in the world and then some for being able to step in to those shoes on a regular basis in the current iteration of Alice In Chains.

Back in December 2020 when live music was fully shut down due to the pandemic, Dallas Green (of City and Colour AND Alexisonfire fame) knocked it out of the ballpark with this absolutely gorgeous acoustic rendition of Alice In Chain’s ‘Rain When I Die.’

The performance was part of The Museum of Pop Culture’s live-streamed annual benefit event/fundraiser. The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum), is a museum focusing on music, film, science fiction, gaming and more, located in Seattle, WA below the Space Needle. The event featured a performance from Alice In Chains themselves along with a lineup of artists who did their own renditions of AIC classics.

Watch this stunning cover of Alice In Chains’ ‘Rain When I Die’


Upcoming Alice In Chains Tour Dates


Wed Aug 10 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake

Thu Aug 11 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion

Sat Aug 13 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

Sun Aug 14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Tue Aug 16 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Wed Aug 17 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Sat Aug 20 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater^^

Mon Aug 22 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater

Wed Aug 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL

Sat Aug 27 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^^

Mon Aug 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

Wed Aug 31 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Fri Sep 2 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Mon Sep 5 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Wed Sep 7 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

Thu Sep 8 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sun Sep 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Wed Sep 14 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Fri Sep 16 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion**

Sat Sep 17 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman**

Tue Sep 20 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Wed Sep 21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO

Tue Sep 27 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Wed Sep 28 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Fri Sep 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

Sat Oct 1 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Tue Oct 4 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Wed Oct 5 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Sat Oct 8 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center


Watch: Layne Staley And Alice In Chains Honored By Corey Taylor + Late Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins