Alice in Chains will become unshackled this summer when the Seattle band hits the road July 18 at Detroit's Comerica Park. After that date with none other than Kid RockJerry Cantrell and buds head for the U.K.  before returning to  the U.S. to start their own theater tour in Pomona, Calif. Aug. 22.

All this activity is to warm up the crowds for "Black Gives Way to Blue," the band's first studio album in more than 10 years and the first since lead singer Layne Staley died of an overdose in 2002. "Black," out Sept. 29, is the first album to feature Staley's replacement vocalist/guitarist William DuVall. The band recorded the album in the Los Angeles area with producer   Nick Raskulinecz. First single, "A Looking In View," can be streamed via aliceinchains.com

Listen, and then see them. Below are the tour dates.

July 18    Detroit, MI    Comerica Park (with Kid Rock)
Aug 1      Dublin, IE         Marlay Park
Aug 2      Stevenage, GB  Knebworth House - Sonisphere
Aug 4      London, GB           Scala
August 6   Cologne, DE          Essigfabrik
August 8   Berlin, DE              Columbia Club
August 10  Hamburg, DE    Grunspan
August 12  Amsterdam, NL        Melkweg
August 22  Pomona, CA           Epicenter
Sept. 4    Washington, DC        9:30 Club
Sept. 5    Philadelphia, PA    Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 7    Boston, MA              Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 8    New York, NY           The Fillmore
Sept. 15   Toronto, ON             The Opera House
Sept. 16   Cleveland, OH           House of Blues
Sept. 19   Chicago, IL               House of Blues
Sept. 20   Milwaukee, WI          The Rave
Sept. 21   Minneapolis, MN       First Ave
Sept. 26   Portland, OR             Roseland Grill
Sept. 28   San Francisco, CA     The Fillmore