Jerry Cantrell is giving audiences another preview of his new album.
Cantrell premiered the title track from his forthcoming album, Brighten, and its video Friday through Heavy Consequence. The song and its video are the second from the album. Cantrell premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Atone’ and its companion video July 20 through Rolling Stone magazine.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Brighten’ is interesting in that it takes Cantrell’s years of influence from his time with Alice in Chains into consideration but giving them a lighter, more upbeat sound and stylistic approach.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the debut of the new single and video.
Speaking of the video, it was directed by Gilbert Trejo, son of famed actor Danny Trejo. It intersperses footage of Cantrell and his band mates performing in a concert hall with a man who is eating flowers and getting high as a result. According to information provided in the noted press release, the visualization is a loose take on the fabled “Lotus Eaters” from Homer’s Odyssey.
In other news, Cantrell will launch his tour in support of his latest album next spring. He made the announcement through a press release distributed late last month. The document states the tour, dubbed the “Brighten Tour 2022,” is scheduled to launch March 24 in Minneapolis, MN and to run through May 8 in San Diego, CA. The tour also features performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Salt Lake City, UT and Seattle, WA.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
Thu-Mar-24 Minneapolis First Avenue
Sat-Mar-26 Chicago The Vic Theatre
Mon-Mar-28 Detroit St. Andrews Hall
Tue-Mar-29 Toronto History
Thu-Mar-31 Pittsburgh Roxian Theatre
Sat-Apr-02 Atlantic City Music Box @ Borgata
Sun-Apr-03 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts
Tue-Apr-05 New York Irving Plaza
Wed-Apr-06 Boston Big Night Live
Fri-Apr-08 Baltimore Rams Head Live
Sat-Apr-09 Raleigh The Ritz
Sun-Apr-10 Charlotte Fillmore
Tue-Apr-12 Orlando House of Blues
Wed-Apr-13 St. Petersburg Jannus Live
Fri-Apr-15 Atlanta Tabernacle
Sun-Apr-17 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
Tue-Apr-19 New Orleans Fillmore
Thu-Apr-21 Dallas House of Blues
Fri-Apr-22 San Antonio Aztec Theatre
Sat-Apr-23 Houston House of Blues
Mon-Apr-25 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom
Wed-Apr-27 Denver The Summit
Thu-Apr-28 Salt Lake City The Depot
Sun-May-01 Portland Roseland Theater
Mon-May-02 Seattle Moore Theatre
Wed-May-04 Sacramento Ace of Spades
Thu-May-05 Los Angeles Belasco Theatre
Sat-May-07 Las Vegas House of Blues
Sun-May-08 San Diego House of Blues
The track listing for Brighten is noted below.
Brighten Track List
Prism of Doubt
Black Hearts and Evil Done
Had To Know
Nobody Breaks You
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