Alice In Chains have released the first two episodes of Black Antenna, a dark sci-fi thriller set against the backdrop of the band’s Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog (BMG). Further episodes will be released throughout the coming months with “Episode 3: ‘Red Giant’” being revealed shortly. The 90-minute film will be released over 10 episodes.
Check out the first two episodes below.
The dramatic films come ahead of the band’s highly anticipated European tour in May and June, which starts with arena shows in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Black Antenna tells the story of Alpha (played by Green Book actor Paul Sloan) and his 21 year-old daughter, Beta (Viktoriya Dov), who drive their beat-up truck across California in silence, speaking only telepathically. Together they rob and steal from the men the girl seduces, taking phones, laptops and whatever they can find.
Alpha is trying to build something – an antenna – desperately trying to find a way to get a message to their people back home. Meanwhile there are unspeakably dark forces who have discovered their existence and are now hell-bent on tracking them down and eradicating them before more of their kind can come and join them.
Black Antenna was directed by Adam Mason, written by Paul Sloan and Adam Mason and produced by Elizabeth Mason and Nick Vallelonga, who recently won two Oscars (Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture) for Green Book.
“This movie came out of nowhere for me. As soon as I heard the album, the music and lyrics spoke to me on a profoundly personal level and the film and subject matter was born directly out of that. I’ve always been a huge fan of Alice In Chains, and this has been a dream come true for me. ‘Black Antenna’ is a perfect synergy of the band’s lyrics, and ‘Black Antenna’ paints a dark and beautiful canvas of the deeply conflicted world we live in today.” – Adam Mason
The release comes ahead of Alice In Chains’ UK and European tour this summer where they will be playing numerous dates and festivals including three arena shows in the UK, starting at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena on May 23rd before a show at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on the 24th, and ending with a date at London’s Wembley Arena on the 25th. The shows will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK.
Alice In Chain are touring in support of their latest album, Rainier Fog, their first Top 10 UK album to hit No.1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart, and earned them their ninth Grammy nod for ‘Best Rock Album’.
Black Antenna: Episode 01 (The One You Know)
Black Antenna: Episode 02 (Rainier Fog)
2019 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/23 – Braehead Arena, Glasgow
5/24 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
5/25 – Wembley Arena, London
5/27 – 013, Tilburg
5/28 – Olympia, Paris
5/30 – AB, Brussels
5/31 – Rockhal, Luxembourg
6/1 – Halle 622, Zurich
6/3 – Forum Karlin, Prague
6/4 – Stadtpark, Hamburg
6/6 – Northside Festival, Aarhus
6/7 – Rock Am Ring, Nürburg
6/9 – Rock Im Park, Nuremburg
6/11 – Impact Festival, Krakow
6/13 – RockCafe, Tallinn
6/15 – Energia Arena, Oulu
6/16 – Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki
6/18 – A2, St Petersburg
6/20 – Glavclub, Moscow
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