Hailed by Spin as “one of the catchiest songs of Alice In Chains’ history,” lead single “Check My Brain” has blanketed rock and alternative radio and rocketed straight to No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart and No. 1 on the R&R Rock Chart.

The riff-driven track appears on the band’s highly anticipated new album, ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’ (Virgin/EMI), available September 29th. Playboy gave the disc four stars, calling it “Alice In Chains’ Back In Black,” Revolver praised the record for its “dense tapestry of heavy guitars and soaring melodies” and Reuters wrote “the heavy guitars, submerged vocals and thunderous rhythm section assures fans that the band has lost none of its menace.”

The “Check My Brain” video premiered yesterday on MTV2’s “Unleashed,” airing every hour on the hour. It also debuted on MTVu, as well as on MTVMusic.com, MTV2.com and MTVu.com. The clip was directed by Alex Courtes, whose credits include U2’s “Vertigo,” Wolfmother’s “Woman” and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” The video can be seen here below.

The band (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez) has been previewing songs from the album during their current sold-out buzz tour, which wraps September 30th at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Alice In Chains will celebrate the release of Black Gives Way To Blue with a special two-night performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on September 29th and 30th. Next up is a headlining tour of Europe, set to kick off November 12th in Glasgow.

Tour Dates:

09/15 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House – SOLD OUT
09/16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
09/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT
09/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
09/20 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – SOLD OUT
09/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave – SOLD OUT
09/24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater – SOLD OUT
09/26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Grill – SOLD OUT
09/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
09/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Avalon – SOLD OUT
11/12 – Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland
11/13 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
11/14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/16 – London, UK – The Forum
11/17 – London, UK – The Forum
11/19 – Tilburg, Holland – 013
11/20 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Zaal
11/21 – Weisbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
11/23 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
11/24 – Prague, Czech Rep. – Lucerna
11/25 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
11/27 – Budapest, Hungary – Petofi Csarnok
11/29 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11/30 – Munich, Germany – Thearterfabrick
11/02 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
11/03 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
11/04 – Paris, France – Bataclan

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