The hard rocking band Alice in Chains is celebrating 30 years of their debut album “Facelift”. To mark the event the band is releasing an anniversary package of the album in a variety of formats.
While the album never made it into the top 20 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, it did go on to be certified double platinum for selling two million copies. The single “Man in the Box” earned the Seattle rockers a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance with a Vocal.
The two vinyl edition is set for a November 13 release; but the Deluxe box set will not be released until the end of January.
The Deluxe package will include an acrylic box with gel transparencies, the album on two picture disc vinyl albums, a cassette, a hard cover photo book, a two sided poster, a slipmat, stickers, a tour laminate, and art prints.
On December 1, the Museum of Pop Culture will honour the rockers with the Founders Award for their musical contributions over the past 30 plus years.
The fundraising event will feature a performance by the rockers themselves; as well as, tribute performances by other musicians.
Museum of Pop Culture Executive Director Alexis Lee spoke on the event saying, “the influence of Alice in Chains is woven into the fabric of Seattle music history and we’re thrilled to honour them with this year’s Founders Award. While circumstance has moved our annual fundraiser online, we’re excited that people around the world will be able to be a part of our creative community and experience the band and an amazing line-up of tribute artists.”
Like many business and cultural facilities were closed for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the non-profit entity is looking to continue preserve the Pop Culture in Seattle.
Alice in Chains will join previous Founders Award winners Brandi Carlile, John Fogerty, The Doors, Joe Walsh, and Jimmy Page.
For more information or to make a donation, go to mopop.org.
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