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Anyone would agree that 2012 turned out to be quite the year for Soundgarden. The band got back together, played a few shows and released a brand new studio album. But the guys have gone quiet again, mostly so frontman Chris Cornell can enjoy his own time in the spotlight.
It's true. Cornell has embarked on a trek he's calling the "Songbook Solo Acoustic Tour." It highlights songs from throughout his career, but this is the first time North American fans have been able to hear the acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's "King Animal," Soundgarden's first new album in over 16 years.
Fall tour dates were announced in August, and the tour officially kicks off on October 15 in San Diego, California at the Balboa Theatre. It will also mark the launch of The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar from every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will also benefit ChildHaven's Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion.
Don't fret, Soundgarden fans. When Cornell's tour wraps he says there are more albums in the band's future. He told GMI Rock, "There's nothing stopping us from continuing to make records, that's for sure, and continuing to play shows." In other words, it sounds like Cornell's one-man band act will turn into a full-blown band act sometime in the near future.
Cornell the 'King Animal' of Soundgarden (Updated January 23, 2013)
One artist called it the "coolest thing" on their 2013 tour schedule. Another said they were proud to be part of such a historic event. And indeed, how many people can say they were part of the 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States?
Chris Cornell and Soundgarden had the chance to join the inauguration celebrations of President Barack Obama shortly after he took the oath of office on January 21, 2013. Cornell was invited to play the Inaugural Ball alongside artists like Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. And even though Soundgarden are in the midst of their current North American tour run, the recently reunited rockers couldn't help but add the special appearance to their itinerary.
Soundgarden has been back together since 2010, when Cornell announced the reunion via his Twitter account. The band headlined Lollapalooza the same year, made a number of television appearances, then toured the country in summer 2011. A few months later, Cornell revealed that in early 2012 a Soundgarden album consisting of new material would be released.
Fans would actually have to wait until November 13, 2012 for the release of "King Animal," the sixth studio album by Soundgarden and the band's first in 16 years. "Been Away Too Long" was the first single from the project, which sold 83,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week to land at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the third-highest position of Soundgarden's career.
Soundgarden is embarking on a full-on tour in support of "King Animal," with dates scheduled in the U.S. through May.
Chris Cornell Tickets - The Sound of the Garden in the Past
Remember the iconic band Soundgarden? Many do. It just so happens that it birthed another great rock n' roll legend in the making by the name of Chris Cornell, the actual frontman for the band. Once Soundgarden departed back in 1997 and the man who led the band formed the supergroup Audioslave, it became clear that Cornell needed to break away and become a solo act.
Chris Cornell Tickets - A Solo Star in the Making
Born on July 20, 1964, and already loving the heavy metal genre, it made sense that he would rage on with his defining sound with the release of his first solo album in 1999 entitled Euphoria Morning with the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack staple 'Mission.' After his stint with Audioslave, he returned to the solo style with a remarkable 2007 album entitled Carry On. Touching all levels of entertainment, you could hear one iconic song from the album on the 'Casino Royale' soundtrack entitled 'You Know My Name.' Interscope Records had to have been pleased. He amazed the music industry further with two digital downloads entitled 'Ground Zero' and 'Watch Out,' two of the first digital tracks ever to be released.
Chris Cornell Tickets - The Sound of Cornell
It wasn't his raging, wild voice that made headlines, although you'd recognize Cornell when you heard him. Rather, it was his presence in the music industry, something of a timeless nature that never left the ears of those who loved hard rock music. Chris Cornell will be around for a long time, playing the music he loves with metal passion.
Chris Cornell Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Part of Me||2009|
|The Roads We Choose: A Retrospective||2007|
|Arms Around Your Love||2007|
|No Such Thing||2007|
|2006-09-07: O-Bar, Stockholm, Sweden||2006|
|You Know My Name||2006|
|You Know My Name||2006|
|Can't Change Me||1999|
Top 10 Chris Cornell Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||You Know My Name||91,647||32,820|
|3||Can't Change Me||30,351||13,948|
|4||Arms Around Your Love||16,947||8,439|
|6||Scar On The Sky||15,109||7,222|
|7||Part Of Me||15,308||7,067|
|8||No Such Thing||12,637||6,923|
|9||She'll Never Be Your Man||10,012||5,758|
|10||Preaching The End Of The World||11,442||5,611|
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Chris Cornell Tickets & Tour Dates Chris Cornell Concerts Chris Cornell Videos Chris Cornell Tour Chris Cornell, the Seattle-born rock musician and former vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave, has announced a fall tour. Fans can expect an intimate experience at his acoustic shows in cities across North America. Although he may be best known as…Read more
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Chris Cornell Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/12/2014 Los Angeles CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Chris Cornell Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/05/2013 Miami FL Knight Concert Hall At The Adrienne Arsht Center 12/03/2013 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 12/02/2013 Charlotte NC Knight Theater 11/30/2013 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 11/29/2013 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 11/27/2013 Wilmington DE Grand Opera House 11/26/2013 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 11/24/2013 Collingswood NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium 11/23/2013 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre 11/22/2013 Reading PA Santander Performing Arts Center 11/20/2013 New Haven CT Shubert Theater 11/19/2013 Providence RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium 11/17/2013 Northampton MA Calvin Theatre 11/16/2013 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/15/2013 Boston MA Shubert Theatre 11/13/2013 Kingston NY The Broadway Theater at Ulster Performing Arts Center 11/06/2013 Toronto ON Massey Hall 11/05/2013 Buffalo NY University At Buffalo Center for the Arts 11/03/2013 Lakewood OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium 11/02/2013 Madison WI Orpheum Theatre 11/01/2013 Chicago IL Cadillac Palace Theatre 10/30/2013 Saint Paul MN The O'Shaughnessy 10/29/2013 Winnipeg MB Pantages Playhouse Theatre 10/27/2013 Saskatoon SK TCU Place 10/26/2013 Calgary AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 10/25/2013 Medicine Hat AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre 10/23/2013 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 10/22/2013 Victoria BC University Centre Farquhar Auditorium 10/20/2013 Seattle WA Benaroya Hall 10/19/2013 Eugene OR Jaqua Concert Hall - The Shedd 10/18/2013 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center 10/16/2013 Napa CA Uptown Theatre Napa 10/15/2013 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 09/19/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/18/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 06/17/2013 Porto Alegre Oi Apresenta Araujo Vianna
Chris Cornell Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/12/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/06/2012 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 11/05/2012 Tampa FL Tampa Theatre 11/04/2012 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 09/02/2012 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 06/30/2012 Montreux VD Miles Davis Hall 05/20/2012 Nashville TN War Memorial Auditorium 05/16/2012 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 05/15/2012 Fort Myers FL Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall 05/13/2012 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 05/12/2012 Tampa FL Tampa Theatre 04/20/2012 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater
Chris Cornell Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/17/2011 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 12/16/2011 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 12/15/2011 San Francisco CA Palace of Fine Arts 12/13/2011 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center 12/10/2011 Salina KS Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts 12/08/2011 Louisville KY Kentucky Center - Brown Theatre 12/07/2011 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 12/06/2011 Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo State Theatre 12/04/2011 Ann Arbor MI Michigan Theater 12/03/2011 Lakewood OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium 12/02/2011 Pittsburgh PA Carnegie Music Hall 11/30/2011 Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House 11/29/2011 Burlington VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 11/26/2011 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 11/25/2011 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 11/23/2011 Allentown PA Miller Symphony Hall 11/22/2011 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 11/21/2011 New York NY Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium 11/19/2011 Torrington CT Warner Theatre 11/18/2011 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse 11/17/2011 Albany NY Hart Theatre at The Egg 11/06/2011 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 11/05/2011 Tampa FL Tampa Theatre 11/04/2011 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 11/02/2011 Nashville TN War Memorial Auditorium 11/01/2011 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 05/06/2011 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 05/05/2011 Los Angeles CA Ford Amphitheatre 05/04/2011 Los Angeles CA Ford Amphitheatre 05/03/2011 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 05/01/2011 Seattle WA Moore Theatre 04/30/2011 Coquitlam BC Red Robinson Show Theatre 04/29/2011 Victoria BC Royal Theatre 04/27/2011 Medicine Hat AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre 04/26/2011 Edmonton AB Winspear Centre 04/24/2011 Saint Paul MN Fitzgerald Theater 04/23/2011 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 04/22/2011 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 04/20/2011 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre 04/19/2011 Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House 04/17/2011 Washington DC Sixth & I Synagogue 04/16/2011 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 04/13/2011 New York NY Town Hall 04/12/2011 New York NY Town Hall 04/10/2011 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre 04/09/2011 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center 04/08/2011 Bridgeport CT Klein Memorial Auditorium 04/06/2011 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 04/05/2011 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 04/03/2011 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 04/02/2011 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 04/01/2011 Austin TX Paramount Theatre 03/25/2011 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
Chris Cornell Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 05/02/2010 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre 01/29/2010 West Hollywood CA Troubadour