Layne Staley Tribute Show Set for August 22 in Seattle
The lineup and details for the annual Layne Staley Tribute show has been announced. The concert, which honors the late Alice In Chains frontman, will take place on Aug. 22 at The Crocodile in Seattle and will feature three tribute bands. Those in attendance can expect the Alice in Chains cover band Jar of Flies, the Soundgarden / Temple of the Dog tribute group Outshined and a Nirvana cover band called Poottana Play For Money.
A portion of the proceeds made during the event will be donated to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund, which benefits THS, an organization that aims to rehabilitate people and families that have been affected by alcohol and drug dependence or metal illness. Head here to learn more.
While the night is in honor of Staley, event organizers say the concert will also celebrate the lives and legacies of Mike Starr, Kurt Cobain and Andrew Wood. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be ordered online here.
Layne Staley died 13 years ago on April 5, 2002, from a mix of heroin and cocaine. He was only 34 years old, but had struggled with addiction for years before his passing. Staley left a big footprint within the rock community and he is remembered not only in Alice In Chain’s music, but in songs written by other bands like “Shadow” by Theory of a Deadman and “Layne” by Black Label Society. You can check out more songs written about Staley's life and his tragic death here.
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