Friday, March 28, 2014

VIDEO: Soundgarden play first show with new drummer

Soundgarden kicked off a series of South American dates on Thursday in Lima, Peru, delivering their first show with drummer Matt Chamberlain, and video of the performance is available.

Last fall, Soundgarden revealed that Matt Cameron would be unable to join them on the road this year due to his obligations with Pearl Jam.

“We’d like to officially welcome Matt Chamberlain who will be playing drums with us in South America, and for the summer,” posted the group. “Can’t wait to see you all soon!”

Chamberlain is well known as a session drummer, having appeared on over 200 records, including projects by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.

Soundgarden are on the road in support of their latest album, “King Animal.” The band are set to play Lollapalooza shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil in the next week, while a European tour will begin June 6 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Seattle rockers are teaming up with Nine Inch Nails for a summer tour of North America, with dates starting July 19 in Las Vegas.

See also:

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden announce North American tour
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Soundgarden to film Guitar Center Sessions episode at SXSW
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