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ALICE IN CHAINS and CITY AND COLOUR Hit the Jackpot with Flawless Performances at Orillia’s Casino Rama [Photos & Show Review]

- May 01, 2019 at 11:01AM
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For long-time Alice In Chains fans from the Toronto area, it could not get much better than getting to see this performance in Orillia. With a dream-come-true setlist loaded with classics, fans in attendance got to watch Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, and the incredible Mr. William DuVall work their way through two hours worth of some of the most beautiful material Alice In Chains have in their extensive catalogue of songs.

A few weeks before the show, it was announced that Dallas Green would be opening this short run of Canadian dates acoustic, performing a half-hour set of City and Colour material to warm up crowds. He eloquently stated that Alice In Chains was one of the first bands that opened him up to the emotion that could be brought to realization using vocals and a guitar, and described opening for Alice In Chains as a dream come true for him.

Hearing so much old stuff was amazing this evening. But the inclusion of tracks like “Check My Brain,” “Again,” “Never Fade,” “Hollow,” “Your Decision,” and “Rainier Fog,” effectively illustrated how relevant Alice In Chains remain as songwriters. The output from their last three albums holds up so incredibly well against their 1990s material, some of these tracks mean more to me than that much-loved classic grunge-era material. Dallas Green joined the band for an incredible rendition of “Got Me Wrong” during the encore and the women beside me teared up as he did so. This was a total treat, given that Dallas had performed “Nutshell” with the band in Hamilton, Ontario a few nights before.

An epic night in a beautiful venue. The sound and lighting were incredible for this show making this the best live show I’ve yet to witness from Alice In Chains.

“Never Fade” is the most recently released new music video from Alice In Chains off Rainier Fog.


Alice in Chains’ Toronto Setlist:

01. Bleed the Freak
02. Check My Brain
03. Again
04. Never Fade
05. Them Bones
06. Dam That River
07. Hollow
08. Your Decision
09. Rainier Fog
10. Down in a Hole
11.No Excuses
12. Stoe
13. Red Giant
14. We Die Young
15. Nutshell
16. Angry Chair
17. Man in the Box
Encore:
18. The One You Know
19. Got Me Wrong (with Dallas Green)
20. Would?
21. Rooster

Alice In Chains’ most recent album Rainier Fog was released August 24, 2018, via BMG Music.


Alice In Chains and Korn Summer Tour Dates:

07/18 - Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
07/20 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
07/21 - Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion *
07/23 - Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *
07/25 - Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre *
07/26 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
07/28 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *
07/30 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater *
07/31 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live *
08/02 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *
08/03 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion ^
08/06 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater *
08/07 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
08/09 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ^
08/10 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre *
08/11 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
08/13 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
08/14 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
08/16 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center *
08/17 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion +
08/18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center +
08/20 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center +
08/21 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +
08/23 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +
08/25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center +
08/27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre +
08/30 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre +
08/31 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion +
09/02 - Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre +
09/04 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre +

* = with Ho99o9
+ = with Fever 333
^ = support TBA
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