Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alice In Chains: special concert announcement due Monday

Alice In Chains has relaunched its website and says that a "special concert announcement" will be coming this Monday (April 11).

The band have not been on the road since completing their 2009 comeback album and tour for "Black Gives Way To Blue," which wrapped up towards the end of 2010.

No word on what the news might be: full concert tour? Special memorial event for recently deceased former bassist Mike Starr?

Meanwhile, still no word on the exact cause of death in the case of Starr, who died March 8 in Salt Lake City at the age of 44.

Mike publicly battled drug addiction on the reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" early last year. This week, while promoting the launch of his new HLN tv show, “Dr. Drew,” the doctor spoke about the former Seattle rocker.

“Mike Starr was a very sick guy,” Pinsky told the Hollywoood Reporter. “He was doing well, then he left and went to Utah against our recommendations. I spoke to him maybe a week before he died and he started talking about his back pain. I said, "Mike, whatever you do, don't see doctors." And he did, they gave him pills and that was that. It's very sad. But that's how all of my patients die today, by my peers giving them meds and not understand what this thing is: addiction.”

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Alice In Chains – It Ain’t Like That
Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA – 1990

See also:

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Alice In Chains: Mike Starr not a suicide, friends say
Alice In Chains: Mike Starr’s last voice mail