Seattle band Alice in Chains to play Caesarea this summer
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Seattle band Alice in Chains to play Caesarea this summer

Pioneering grunge band will bring its blend of rock, heavy metal and harmonized vocals to coastal amphitheater

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

The current members of Alice in Chains, the Seattle grunge band that will perform in Caesarea on July 17, 2018 (Courtesy Alice in Chains)
The current members of Alice in Chains, the Seattle grunge band that will perform in Caesarea on July 17, 2018 (Courtesy Alice in Chains)

The pioneering grunge rock group Alice in Chains will play the Caesarea ampitheater on July 17, a first for the Seattle band.

The band, which emerged in the 1990s along with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, is considered one of the most influential rock bands of its time, with nine Grammy nominations and sales topping 20 million albums.

Alice in Chains’ grunge sound incorporates heavy metal elements, along with harmonized vocals.

The band first featured the vocals of Jerry Cantrell and former member Layne Staley, who died of substance abuse in 2002. Staley was later replaced by William DuVall who took over as lead vocalist.

The band is currently working on a sixth studio album, set for release early this year.

Ticket sales for Alice in Chains’ July 17 performance opened Tuesday morning for Shuki Weiss club members and will be extended to the general public at 6 p.m.

Tickets are being sold for NIS 229 ($65) apiece.

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