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ALICE IN CHAINS
Alice In Chains are in town for two sold out shows. I was fortunate
enough to attend both shows and glad I did as the second show saw the band
change the set list around for the hardcore fans who had bought tickets
for each night. Having seen them earlier in the year at the Scala I
was enjoying my Alice In Chains overload.
with the thunderous 'Them Bones' and a hysterical start to the gig.
New song 'Checking My Brain' with it's heavy dirgy riff sits well with the
classics. 'We Die Young' from 'Facelift' was welcomed into the set.
On previous nights on the UK tour 'It Ain't Like That' - another track
from the debut had been the show opener - but tonight it was moved
to the middle before the first of a few acoustic tracks along with 'Heaven
Beside You' and the sap of 'Got Me Wrong'.
Stayley sadly passed away many thought it had spelt the end of the band
but William DuVall has settled in well taking on vocal duties and guitar
parts often coming to the front bending over the photographers pit to be
close as possible to the out scretched hands.
of band leading guitarist Jerry Cantrell and DuVall work in fine unison.
'Angry Chair' is as aggressive as the title suggests before ending the set
with a heavy bass driven 'Man In A Box'. For the encores two songs
from the seminal 'Dirt' sound a whole lot better live. 'Would'
quickly passed, but 'Rooster' is slowly turning into the ultimate Chains
the fans, Alice were in wonderland tonight.
Set list: Them Bones / Dam That River / Rain When I Die / Check My Brain /
Your Decision / We Die Young / Last Of My Mind / Sickman / Again / It
Ain't Like That / Heaven Beside You / Got Me Wrong / Black Gives Way To
Blue / Nutshell / Lesson Learned / Angry Chair /Man In A Box...encores
..Acid Bubble / Would / Rooster
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