ALICE IN CHAINS has teamed with Popcult (in association with DevilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Due Comics) for a promotion allowing fans to add their chapters to the controversial storyline depicted in the video for current single Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â comic picks up where the video leaves off, fans will determine how the story ends. A tumblelog page featuring a master storyboard with comicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s opening chapter will be laid out at AliceInChains.com/YourDecision.
Fans can then post their suggestions for what they think should be the next chapter (in 150 words or less). Once approved, all new chapter posts will be viewable to the public. They can be read, commented on and voted for / Ã¢â‚¬ËœlikedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by other users. At each chapter stage, the submission with the most Ã¢â‚¬ËœlikesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will be the winner. Each winning submission will be elevated to the master storyboard and guide the path the story takes next. Winning entrants will see their chapter illustrated by Pop Cult / DevilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Due Comics, and immortalized into the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Make Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â comic book.
Fans are encouraged to share their submissions via Facebook and Twitter to pull extra votes. There will be five new chapters in total, so five opportunities to win. Sign up to Tumblr to vote.
The grand prize winner will be chosen by the band, based on the best entry of all five chapters. This prize will comprise of a flyaway for two to see Alice In Chains perform at a sold-out Terminal 5 show in New York City on March 9th, with opportunity to meet the band. Runners up will receive their own limited edition Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â illustrated lithographs, signed by the band.
The finalized Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â comic (comprised of all six successive parts) will be offered as a free PDF download to everyone. Sign up at AliceInChains.com/YourDecision at any point throughout the contest to receive. The comic ill be sent on storyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s completion, February 26 2010.
The contest has launched and will close Friday, February 26 so enter now!
Last week Alice In Chains launched a sold-out tour of North American supporting new album BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI). Fans and critics alike have lauded the record: Revolver magazine named it Ã¢â‚¬Å“Album of the YearÃ¢â‚¬Â and readers of Guitar World magazine voted BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rock Album of the Year.Ã¢â‚¬Â The Readers Poll also saw Jerry Cantrell voted Ã¢â‚¬Å“Best Rock GuitaristÃ¢â‚¬Â and lead single Ã¢â‚¬Å“Check My BrainÃ¢â‚¬Â voted Ã¢â‚¬Å“Best Riff.Ã¢â‚¬Â
New single Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your DecisionÃ¢â‚¬Â recently cracked the Billboard charts, making it the 12th top 10 Mainstream Rock hit of Alice In ChainsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ career. The trackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debauchery-filled video, inspired in part by the film Eyes Wide Shut, was shot in a Malibu, CA mansion and directed by Stephen Schuster.
You can catch Alice In Chains performing Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your Decision,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Check My BrainÃ¢â‚¬Â and a thrilling mix of classic hits and new favorites during their current tour. Dates are as follows:
Date Venue City
Wed., Feb 17 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Fri., Feb 19 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Sun., Feb. 21 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO
Mon., Feb. 22 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Tues., Feb 23 Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Thurs., Feb 25 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Fri., Feb. 26 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Sat., Feb.27 House of Blues/Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC
Mon., March 1 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
Tues., March 2 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
Wed., March 3 Constitution Hall Washington, DC
Fri., March 5 The National Richmond, VA
Sat., March 6 MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT
Mon., March 8 Terminal 5 New York City, NY
Tues., March 9 Terminal 5 New York City, NY
Fri., March 12 Borgata Atlantic City, NJ
Sat., March 13 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
Sun., March 14 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
Tues., March 16 Metropolis Montreal, QC
Wed., March 17 The Sound Academy Toronto
Fri., March 19 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
Sat., March 20 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Sun., March 21 Roy Wilkins Auditorium Saint Paul, MN