VELVET REVOLVER members Slash and Scott Weiland have confirmed to MTV.com that they and the remaining members of ALICE IN CHAINS will be joining forces late this summer for a run of U.S. and Canadian gigs that will stretch well into the fall. The following dates have already been confirmed:
August 17 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Centre
August 18 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amph.
"We'll be closing out the shows, as far as we know," Slash said. Texan rockers SPARTA have been tapped as the opening act for the tour's second leg, and VELVET REVOLVER are still mulling a number of potential openers for the trek's first half.
Scott Weiland said he didn't catch any of ALICE IN CHAINS' reunion shows last summer, but he's looking forward to the matchup nonetheless. "They're good friends of ours, and obviously they have amazing songs," he said. "People have been saying the shows were amazing, and they were drawing some pretty big crowds, so we figured it would be kind of a cool gig. It would be fun to watch them play every night and listen to those songs."
VELVET REVOLVER's video for "She Builds Quick Machines", the first single off the band's upcoming "Libertad" album, has been posted at YouTube.