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Alice In Chains Charts At No. 5 On Billboard Top 200 with "Black Gives Way To Blue"

Fueled by hit single "Check My Brain," currently No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Rock Songs and Alternative Charts, new ALICE IN CHAINS album "Black Gives Way To Blue" (Virgin/EMI) entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 5 with sales exceeding 126,000 copies.

The debut comes amidst a flurry of activity surrounding the band, including heavy radio and video airplay (the "Check My Brain" video is currently featured on MTV2’s Elite 8), a sold-out U.S. buzz tour, and back-to-back performances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Next up is an October 30th performance on NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," followed by a trio of headlining radio dates in Texas, and then a headlining tour of Europe, set to kick off November 12th in Glasgow.

The latest Alice In Chains tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Bone Bash @ AT&T Center
Oct. 23 Grand Prairie, TX KEGL Freakers Ball @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 24 Houston, TX Buzzfest @ Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
Nov. 13 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
Nov. 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov. 16 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 17 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 19 Tilburg, Holland 013
Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy

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1. spiral_architect writes:

alice in chains should have been number 1 on the billboard 200. who made it instead? barbra streisand.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MetalBro4Life writes:

At least they scored higher than Madonna, who peaked at #7 and that douchebag Jay-Z. With Pearl Jam scoring a #1 album after 13 years, it was only fitting that AIC would get a similar chart peak after 14 years instead of that ugly c*** Streisand! Guess it'll come for the next album.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BodomFan writes:

i agree with the first post, AIC should have come in at # 1, great album

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I'm a little surprised they only sold 126k albums. Especially after all the time since their last album. It's a f***ing incredible album! But maybe there was some hesitation from fans about the new singer still.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jomama writes:

ok, you all convinced me. I'll buy the album!

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Davee writes:

This is an excellent album! It certainly deserved to sell more copies than it did. I think the internet leak may have had something to do with the lower sales. 126,000 copies is still pretty damn awesome in this day in age! I heard the album myself before it came out and was blown away. I was also a first day buyer as I feel it is imperative for people to support quality bands so those bands can continue to create sensational music! This is by far the best album I have heard in the 21st century. The lyrics are honest, deep, and based on real life experience. Go pick this album up, you won't be dissapointed!

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7. Jamez writes:

I´m pretty stunned at their success. After all, AIC has been pretty much off the radar since 1995, or close to 15years.
It just shows that they have plenty of loyal fans left from the days when "Dirt" sold millions.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. alyssamwbc writes:

The album is BEYOND amazing! I've had it on repeat since release day! And I totally agree, it should've been #1, but let's face it, good music never gets the appreciation it deserves. Mainstream will always go for the music that caters to whatever trend is happening at that moment. Unfortunately, that's usually over-produced pop sh** that only a 5 yr old can can identify with.

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9. NW_MetalHead writes:

Brilliant album, it should be in everyone's top lists at the end of the year

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

damm i more week before i do got it in my hands

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathfreak writes:

Great album first day was the day to get it.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Elfelixg writes:

Album has more good tracks than bad. I absolutely have not been able to stop listening to it. A new AIC album, even without Lane, is a freaking miracle to me. I have always thought Alice In Chains was one of the top U.S. bands out there and this album shows how good the band is still today. AIC has a Led Zepplin quality about them which is hard to pinpoint but that is just the way I feel about them. Is the album worth buying, yes, I bought it first day and have already gifted the album to one of my old time best friends who used to be in a band with me. So happy AIC is back... long road back from obscurity...

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. utoad9 writes:

This album is a great return for the band. If I have one MINOR criticism, it is that Duvall is not featured by himself enough. On the one tune that he is,he's awsome. Still a great album worthy of this great band.

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