Seattle's Alice in Chains are doing all they can to make the release of their new album, Rainier Fog, a hometown affair. The band — which tracked much of the record at Seattle's Studio X, formerly known as Bad Animals Studio, where they also laid down their final album with Layne Staley — has already announced "Alice in Chains Night" with the Seattle Mariners and a special pop-up store at Seattle's the Crocodile; now, they've announced plans for a historic August 21st performance with SiriusXM atop Seattle's iconic Space Needle. The quartet — vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney — will be the first band ever to perform on the Space Needle's brand-new "The Loupe," the world's first and only revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air.
SiriusXM will broadcast Alice In Chains' acoustic performance exclusively on Friday, August 31st at 5 p.m. EST via satellite and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"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," Cantrell commented. "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 six feet in the air rocking out on a glass floor, we'll be 50 stories high ... slight difference."