Jerry Cantrell has announced a special concert on December 7 at The Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, California.
Cantrell said that he will be “accompanied by some cool friends performing songs you might expect, others I haven’t played in quite a while and maybe even one or two that I never have.” He added that the show, dubbed “An Evening With Jerry Cantrell”, “should be a lot of fun.”
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
Cantrell admitted that he wasn’t at his best when he recorded “Degradation Trip”, the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. “I was just really fucked up back then, to be honest with you, and you can totally hear it on that record,” he said. “It was done right before I got sober, and it was also done right when I was dealing with the death of my band, and then the unhappy coincidence of Layne passing away right after I released that record. So it was not a good time in my life, and it totally comes across on that record.”
Cantrell added: “It’s a record I don’t listen to a lot anymore because of all those things I mentioned,” revealing that he got sober a year after it was recorded. He continued: “But it’s a record that’s important to me, and I’ll see Robert and Mike every once in a while and they’re like, ‘We should do some fucking shows, man. Some ‘Degradation Trip’ shows.’ [Laughs] I tell ’em we’ll do it someday.”