Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Soundgarden: Chris Cornell announces solo acoustic tour

This Spring, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will embark on his first-ever solo acoustic “Songbook” tour.

Running from April through May 2011, it will spotlight songs from throughout Chris’ career, as well as a few surprise covers.

Back in December 2009, Cornell played his first acoustic “Songbook” show in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe to overwhelming response - the show sold out instantly. A second performance soon followed at the city's famous Troubadour.

Now, live audiences across the US & Canada will also have the chance to see Chris perform unplugged, up close and personal - an event many fans have been eagerly anticipating for years. Within this alternative setting, Cornell can easily interact with the audience and share insights about his music. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songwriting translates to any idiom.

Chris Cornell
2011 Songbook Tour

4/01/11 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
4/02/11 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/03/11 Dallas, TX @House of Blues
4/05/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
4/06/11 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4/08/11 Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
4/09/11 Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Hall
4/10/11 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/12/11 New York, NY @Town Hall Theatre
4/15/11 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box
4/16/11 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
4/17/11 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
4/19/11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon
4/20/11 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4/22/11 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/23/11 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
4/24/11 Saint Paul, MN @Fitzgerald Theatre
4/26/11 Edmonton, AB @Winspear Centre
4/27/11 Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
4/29/11 Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
4/30/11 Coquitlam, BC @ Red Robinson Show Theatre
5/01/11 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
5/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/04/11 Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
5/06/11 San Diego, CA @Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Chris Cornell – Billie Jean
Original by Michael Jackson
Live @ MSN – May 8, 2007

See also:

Soundgarden live album due in March
Soundgarden rocks Conan O’Brien’s new TBS show
Watch Soundgarden CNN interview