Alice In Chains Announce Huge Seattle Space Needle Performance


The Seattle Times reports that next week Alice in Chains unveil their first new album in five years and the grunge heroes will storm Seattle taking their promotional tour to new heights. Lousy puns aside, the hard-rock heavyweights will acoustically rock out atop the new-look Space Needle on Aug. 21, setting up on the landmark’s new revolving glass floor a stomach-turning 500 feet off the ground.

Unfortunately, it’s a private affair for a few lucky SiriusXM subscribers, but the satellite radio company will eventually broadcast the performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 31.

“I’ve visited the Space Needle many times in my life and it’s going to be a real honor and a total trip for us to play there,” said guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell in a statement. “We’re so proud of this album and to be able to celebrate its release with a performance at one of our town’s most iconic landmarks is really special. It sorta reminds me of the time we did the ‘Again’ video, but instead of being 6 feet in the air rocking out on a glass floor, we’ll be 50 stories high…slight difference.”