Alice In Chains’ BLACKDIAMONDSKYE Tour Rocks The Sun


Deftones and Mastodon round out triple bill
This fall, Alice In Chains will be joined by special guests Deftones and Mastodon on BLACKDIAMONDSKYE, aAliceInChains5 monolithic triple bill that is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket of the fall touring season.  The tour will be stopping at Mohegan Sun Arena on Monday, September 20th at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Saturday, May 22nd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, May 23rd, subject to availability.
Multi-platinum-selling headliners Alice In Chains are touring in support of Black Gives Way To Blue (Virgin/EMI), which was named “Album of the Year” at the recent Revolver Golden Gods Award show. Fueled by the Grammy-nominated smash “Check My Brain,” which rocketed to #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart, Black Gives Way To Blue entered Billboard’s Top 200 at #5. They maintained momentum with follow-up hit “Your Decision,” which also hit #1 on the Rock Songs chart, along with a string of sold- out headlining tours around the world. The album has also been drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike: Playboy gave it four stars, calling it “Alice In Chains’ Back In Black.” The Boston Globe wrote “Alice In Chains is back in business and business is good,” Metal Hammer said, “Alice In Chains are back and every bit as exciting and heavy” and a Guitar World magazine readers poll voted Black Gives Way To Blue “Rock Album of the Year.” 
Deftones, one of the most enduring and influential forces in modern Rock, released the long–awaited new album Diamond Eyes earlier this month. The sixth full-length studio effort by the Grammy-winning, platinum-certified group was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters). The band recorded the album after their best friend and bassist Chi Cheng sustained a debilitating brain injury from a car accident in November of 2008. “After Chi’s accident, it would have been easy for us to make a sad record,” says singer and guitarist Chino Moreno. “But really, this is an optimistic record.” recently premiered a brand-new video for lead single “Diamond Eyes,” which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, B-52s). Prior to hitting the road on BlackDiamondSkye, Deftones will play a string of U.S. shows, followed by dates overseas.
Globally-celebrated and critically-revered Hard Rock masterminds Mastodon have created one of the most daring and praised albums in recent years with their current and fifth full-length effort Crack the Skye, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11. Following a spate of late night TV appearances and a pair of groundbreaking Roboshobo-directed videos, the band toured the world non-stop following the album’s March 2009 release. Crack the Skye placed on numerous “Year End / Best of 2009” critics lists and readers polls, including an impressive #8 entry on the prestigious Village Voice Annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll’s “Top 25 Albums of 2009” list.  Time magazine placed it third on its list of the top ten “Best Albums of 2009,” writing, “Thunderous, disciplined and expansive…the ambition and tenacity of Mastodon’s music makes Crack The Skye sonically unforgettable.” In recent months Mastodon has performed on their own, co-headlined with Dethklok and toured Europe and Latin America with Metallica,  further expanding their notoriety as a peerless live force of nature.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the fourth best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.