As a tune-up for a summer on the European festival circuit, Alice In Chains will play five U.S. club dates next month.

As a tune-up for a summer on the European festival circuit, Alice In Chains will play five U.S. club dates next month. As previously reported, the veteran Seattle rock act is touring for the first time since the 2002 death of lead singer Layne Staley.

His role will be filled by new singer William DuVall of the band Comes With The Fall. Original members Jerry Cantrel, Sean Kinney and Mike Inez will also be joined by "a few other special guests and musical friends" throughout the spring and summer, according to a spokesperson.

The U.S. club tour will visit Los Angeles (May 18), San Diego (May 19), Chicago (May 21), Boston (May 22) and New York (May 23). A pre-sale for these shows begins tomorrow (April 26) via the band's Web site.

After the European swing ends in early July, Alice In Chains will pause before returning to the stage Aug. 19 at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D.