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ALICE IN CHAINS Sold A Ton Of Dirt Vinyl Last Week

Dirt turned 30 and people were stoked.

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Alice In Chains' Dirt was reissued for its 30th anniversary last week and people really showed up for it.

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According to Billboard, Dirt re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 9 with 26,000 equivalent album units earned. This marks a 641% increase in sales week over week, and was mostly fueled by selling 22,500 copies of the album on vinyl. Which is an insane amount of vinyl, even for a band the size of Alice In Chains. Billboard notes that Dirt has spent a collective 103 weeks on its Billboard 200 chart since its release, making it the band's longest-charting effort. And in case anyone is wondering, Harry Styles currently holds the record for the biggest first-week vinyl sales with 182,000 copies of Harry's House going out the door. But still – 22,500 copies for a record that's 30 years old is solid!

As for new Alice In Chains, vocalist William DuVall said in an interview back in April that the band would probably start working on a new record after they wrapped up their recent tour.

"Right now we're just coming out of the lockdowns, and we've all been busy doing our own thing. Jerry is out on tour at the moment for his solo album, and I'm doing my thing. We have plans for some live shows in September/October, and I'm sure that will blow off the cobwebs and we'll start looking at some new ideas for the next Alice In Chains album.

"We had a lot of time imposed on us and I think we're going through this period of catching up on things that we had planned for 2020 [and] 2021, and we're all finally getting to do that now. So, it's kind of like a stopgap and we're just dealing with all of these stockpiled projects that we had planned a few years back. So once we get back up to speed with things and we get these dates underway in late summer, I'm sure it will spark a whole bunch of ideas for the next Alice In Chains studio album."

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