Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains): Solo Album ‘Brighten’ Out Friday 10/29; Stream “Siren Song”


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This Friday, Oct. 29, longtime Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell will return with Brighten, his first new solo album since 2002’s Degradation Trip. Cantrell has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a handful of tracks, the latest (and final) pre-release single being “Siren Song,” combining finger-picked and distorted guitar sounds and Cantrell’s voice, as he sings:

“She don’t lie she walks on. A passerby in a dream. You feel as though it’ll never die. In my dark you are the light. Funny how the feeling never goes. When I’m wrong you are the right. Carry the memory in my soul”:

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“Siren Song” joins previous singles including the title track:

Seen in the “Brighten” video alongside Cantrell are some of the musicians who also accompanied him in the studio:

Vocals/Guitar: Greg Puciato
Bass: Tyler Bates
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney’s drummer since 2001)
Piano: Vincent Jones

“Atone” was the first song shared from the album:

“I’ve been in the band for almost 34 years now,” said Cantrell in a statement about finding the energy for a new solo record. “It’s always my first and foremost commitment, but it’s nice to explore different things and add another chapter to a growing body of work. After the last AIC tour wrapped, I geared my mind towards the possibility of making another record of my own.”

The full list of musicians involved with the Brighten project:

Jerry Cantrell – Guitar, bass, vocals, keys
Greg Puciato – Background vocals
Duff McKagan – Bass
Gil Sharone – Drums
Abe Laboriel Jr. – Drums
Tyler Bates – Strings, percussion, guitar
Vincent Jones – Piano, keys, & strings
Jordan Lewis – Piano
Michael Rozon – Pedal steel
Lola Bates – Background vocals
Matias Ambrogi-Torres – Strings

Cantrell and his band will tour in Spring 2022, as announced recently. The dates:

Thu-Mar-24 Minneapolis First Avenue
Sat-Mar-26 Chicago The Vic Theatre
Mon-Mar-28 Detroit St. Andrews Hall
Tue-Mar-29 Toronto History
Thu-Mar-31 Pittsburgh Roxian Theatre
Sat-Apr-02 Atlantic City Music Box @ Borgata
Sun-Apr-03 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts
Tue-Apr-05 New York Irving Plaza
Wed-Apr-06 Boston Big Night Live
Fri-Apr-08 Baltimore Rams Head Live
Sat-Apr-09 Raleigh The Ritz
Sun-Apr-10 Charlotte Fillmore
Tue-Apr-12 Orlando House of Blues
Wed-Apr-13 St. Petersburg Jannus Live
Fri-Apr-15 Atlanta Tabernacle
Sun-Apr-17 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
Tue-Apr-19 New Orleans Fillmore
Thu-Apr-21 Dallas House of Blues
Fri-Apr-22 San Antonio Aztec Theatre
Sat-Apr-23 Houston House of Blues
Mon-Apr-25 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom
Wed-Apr-27 Denver The Summit
Thu-Apr-28 Salt Lake City The Depot
Sun-May-01 Portland Roseland Theater
Mon-May-02 Seattle Moore Theatre
Wed-May-04 Sacramento Ace of Spades
Thu-May-05 Los Angeles Belasco Theatre
Sat-May-07 Las Vegas House of Blues
Sun-May-08 San Diego House of Blues


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