Chris Cornell has announced that he will tour North America in the Fall, playing a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he has written throughout his illustrious career. This is the first time US fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012′s critically-acclaimed ‘King Animal‘, Soundgarden’s first new studio album in over 16 years. American/Sri Lankan folk artist, Bhi Bhiman, will support Cornell on tour.
2011′s first ever Songbook Tour sold out in minutes, and included performances at esteemed venues and festivals around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
This year also marks the launch of The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar of every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven’s Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion. Visit http://www.childhaven.org/ for more information on ChildHaven and the program.
Chris Cornell has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. He has maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a singer, songwriter, and lyricist, and has contributed to the catalogs of celebrated rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of The Dog. As a solo artist, Chris has contributed original songs to multiple movie soundtracks, including the 2013 summer blockbuster Man of Steel, and became the first American male singer to write and perform the theme song for the James Bond franchise in Casino Royale. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his original song, “The Keeper” written for the film Machine Gun Preacher and wrote the song “Live to Rise” performed by Soundgarden in the mega-hit Disney film The Avengers.Cornell also had the honor of performing at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors Gala, and at the 2013 Obama Presidential Inaugural Ball.
An exclusive pre-sale for American Express cardholder members will open for all dates on August 14th, venue pre-sales will open on August 15thand the public sale will begin on August 16th at 10AM local time. Click here to pre-order tickets.
Visit www.chriscornell.com for more information on the Songbook tour and Chris Cornell.
Chris Cornell Acoustic Tour Dates in Full:
10/15 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
10/16 Napa, CA @ The Uptown Theatre
10/18 San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
10/19 Eugene, OR @ Jaqua Concert Hall
10/20 Seattle WA @ Benaroya Hall
10/22 Victoria, BC @ University of Victoria – Farquhar Auditorium
10/23 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre (check local listings for on-sale date)
10/25 Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
10/26 Calgary, AB @ Jubilee Auditorium (check local listings for on-sale date)
10/27 Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place (check local listings for on-sale date)
10/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Pantages Playhouse Theatre (check local listings for on-sale date)
10/30 Saint Paul, MN @ O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
11/1 Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/2 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
11/3 Lakewood, OH @ Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/5 Buffalo, NY @ Center for the Arts
11/6 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/13 Kingston, NY @ Ulster PAC
11/15 Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
11/16 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/17 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre & PAC
11/19 Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
11/20 New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theater
11/22 Reading, PA @ Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/23 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/24 Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
11/26 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/27 Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
11/29 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino & Spa – Music Box
11/30 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino & Spa – Music Box