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Layne Staley Tribute

19th August 2017 - Saturday 20:00

The Seattle Theatre Group is bringing a sensational tribute to Alice in Chains’ Lane Staley to the Moore Theater!

Layne Staley was born in Kirkland (Washington) in 1967 and was a singer, lyricist, and multi instrumentalist (guitar and drums). He’s best known as lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and occasional rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alice in Chains. Formed in 1987 by guitarist, songwriter and co-lead vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne were recruited to complete the line up. They released their debut studio album (Facelift) in 1990 and it went on to achieve double Platinum status in the US. Although mainstream media categorizes them as a grunge band, Jerry considers it to primarily be a heavy metal act. He told Guitar World magazine, “We're a lot of different things ... I don't quite know what the mixture is, but there's definitely metal, blues, rock and roll, maybe a touch of punk. The metal part will never leave, and I never want it to”. The band’s had a stellar career with 5 studio albums, 3 extended plays, 6 live albums, 5 compilation albums, 23 music videos, 4 video albums, 27 singles, and it’s sold 14 million albums in the United States and around 35 million worldwide. Layne passed away in April 2002 from a drug overdose.

Don’t miss your chance to see a tribute to one of the most influential vocalists of the grunge boom!