During a brand new interview with the Phoenix New Times, ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William Duvall was asked what it has been like touring without new material, three years after the release of AIC's last album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here". "It's fine," he said. "ALICE IN CHAINS is lucky enough to have the kind of fans that will show up regardless, and there is obviously never any shortage of songs to play. America is so big that you can do a cycle around the country and still miss so many cities, which then allows you to go back and do another cycle to hit all the places you didn't get the first time around or even the second time around. Every night onstage, it's gonna be different no matter what; there are so many variables to putting on a live show. Just because you don't have new material, it's not like it's not gonna be this completely sort of fresh and exciting experience."
Regarding when ALICE IN CHANS might begin work on a new studio album, Duvall said: "I don't know. This group always works on its own time schedule, and we're very lucky that we don't have anyone to answer to except ourselves. It allows us a lot of freedom in terms of how long it takes to do things and how often we do things, or how seldom we do things. Right now, we just want to get through this tour, and after that we'll just have to see."
ALICE IN CHAINS, who opened the first five shows on GUNS N' ROSES' summer North American stadium tour, is now on a headlining trek that brings the group to Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 4).
"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" came out in 2013 was the band's second disc with DuVall, who joined in 2006 following the 2002 death of original vocalist Layne Staley.
"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" sold 62,000 copies in its first week of release.