Soundgarden Confirmed to Play Presidential Inauguration

2013-01-20

Story by Anne Erickson

Seattle grunge rockers Soundgarden are set to play the 57th Presidential Inauguration

The 57th Presidential Inauguration is set for Jan. 21, and a few new rockers have signed on to perform at the festivities. Chris Cornell has confirmed he’ll play the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball in honor of the men and women serving in the armed forces. The show, scheduled for Monday (Jan. 21) at at the Washington Convention Center, will also feature Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx and Marc Anthony, among others.

Later, Cornell and his Seattle grunge band, Soundgarden, will play the Inaugural Ball with alternative rock band Fun., as well as Katy Perry, Keys, Usher, Paisley, Stevie Wonder and more. The Inaugural Ball strives to bring together a Americans from all over the U.S., from the highest elected officials to community leaders.

Beyoncé, who sang at the 2008 inauguration, will sing the national anthem during the swearing-in ceremony on Monday (Jan. 21). Pop singer Kelly Clarkson is also booked to sing during the inauguration, although she’ll be crooning “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” James Taylor is also on the bill, and he’ll sing a rendition of the classic “America the Beautiful.”

For more information on the 57th Presidential Inauguration, head to the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s official website.




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