Alice In ChainsPamela Littky

Alice In Chains Just Notched Up A Ton Of New Gold And Platinum Awards In The United States


A lengthy new wave of sales certifications focused on the legendary grunge outfit Alice In Chains have just been announced by the RIAA. That list was issued on August 05th and covers sales/streams earned in the United States. First in line was the band’s 1990 debut album “Facelift“. That effort has just achieved 3x multi-platinum status, having previously gone 2x multi-platinum in March of 1997. “Man In The Box“, which was launched as the second single from that opus in January of 1991, was certified gold, platinum and ultimately 3x multi-platinum all on August 05th.

Next up was the group’s 1992 sophomore album “Dirt” and a variety of singles from it. That classic release is now officially 5x multi-platinum, having last been certified 4x multi-platinum in May of 2000. Its lead single “Would?” hit gold, platinum and 2x multi-platinum status in this newest round of awards.

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Furthermore, its follow-up single “Them Bones” has now gone both gold and platinum. “Rooster“, which was launched as the fourth single from the record in March of 1993, has also hit gold, platinum and 2x multi-platinum status. Closing out the round of awards for that record is the album’s final single “Down In A Hole“, which just notched up both gold and platinum status.

The awards also extended to Seattle-based outfit’s 1994 EP “Jar Of Flies“, which is now 4x multi-platinum, having previously reached 3x multi-platinum status back in September of 1995. Its lead single “No Excuses” is now gold-certified, while the second single “I Stay Away” has also just gone gold. Ironically, the non-single track “Nutshell” has since become the most popular track from the EP, newly going attaining both gold and platinum status.

Elsewhere, the band’s 1996 single “Heaven Beside You“, from their 1995 self-titled album is officially now gold. Their acclaimed 1996 “MTV Unplugged” is now 2x multi-platinum, having last gone platinum in September of 1996.

On the compilation front, the outfit’s 2001 “Greatest Hits” album is newly platinum, having last gone gold in November of 2005, while 2006’s “The Essential Alice In Chains” collection has gone gold.

A platinum album/single in the United States represents 1,000,000 units, while gold signifies 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.

Alice In Chains are just about to embark on their summer co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin. Bush will be direct support to that pair on the trek, which will also feature the following opening acts:

With The L.I.F.E. Project:

08/10 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/11 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/13 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/14 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/16 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/17 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/19 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
08/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
08/22 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
08/24 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/25 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair Ground Grandstand
08/27 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

With Thunderpussy:

08/29 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/31 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
09/02 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
09/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (‘Pain In The Grass‘)
09/05 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/07 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/08 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/14 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/16 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (no Bush)
09/17 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman (no Bush)

With Plush:

09/20 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/21 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/23 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (no Breaking Benjamin)
09/25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Alice In Chains only)
09/27 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/28 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/30 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
10/01 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/04 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/05 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/07 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/08 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

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