Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Announces Solo Acoustic Tour


Story by Anne Erickson

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is taking songs off ‘King Animal’ on the road for a solo, acoustic tour

Last year, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his solo, acoustic tour across North America and Europe in support of his solo “Songbook” release. Now, Cornell has announced that he’ll take his solo show on the road once again with a lengthy tour of North America this fall, billed the “Second Songbook Tour.”

The tour is set to kick off Oct. 15 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, Calif., and close out Nov. 30 at the Borgata Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. Check out the full tour roster below.

While Cornell has already toured the U.S. on a solo, acoustic trek, this show won’t be like past Cornell appearances. This time around, Cornell will take acoustic versions of his songs off Soundgarden’s 2012 full-length, “King Animal,” on tour. Opening the shows will be American/Sri Lankan folk artist Bhi Bhiman.

In other Cornell news, the singer is launching a charity organization with his wife this year, appropriately called The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which “gives aid to the most vulnerable children,” according to a release. One dollar of every ticket sold on his solo run will be donated to the foundation, and part of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven’s Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion. For more information on the ChildHaven, head to the organization’s official website.

Chris Cornell 2013 Solo Acoustic Tour Dates:

10/15 — San Diego, Calif., Balboa Theatre
10/16  — Napa, Calif., The Uptown Theatre
10/18  — San Francisco, Calif., Nob Hill Masonic Center
10/19  — Eugene, Ore., Jaqua Concert Hall
10/20  — Seattle, Wash., 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, Minn., O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
11/1  — Chicago, Ill., Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/2 — Madison, Wis., Orpheum Theater
11/3 — Lakewood, Ohio, Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/5 — Buffalo, N.Y., Center for the Arts
11/6  — Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
11/13 — Kingston, N.Y., Ulster PAC
11/15 — Boston, Mass., Shubert Theatre
11/16 — New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
11/17 — Northampton, Mass., Calvin Theatre & PAC
11/19 — Providence, R.I.,  Veterans Memorial Auditorium
11/20 — New Haven, Conn., Shubert Theater
11/22 — Reading, Pa.,  Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/23 — Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
11/24 — Collingswood, N.J., Scottish Rite Auditorium
11/26 — Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
11/27 — Wilmington, Del., Grand Opera House
11/29 — Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Casino & Spa – Music Box
11/30 — Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Casino & Spa – Music Box

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