Multi Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter Chris Cornell has added two new dates to his previously announced North American tour, in support of his new album HIGHER TRUTH. The additional shows will be at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix on September 17th and at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on September 18th. The acoustic tour also includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Austin, among many other cities (full routing with on-sale dates listed below). The tour will give fans the chance to see the iconic rocker perform in an unplugged, up close and personal setting and will include songs spanning his entire career as well as new material from HIGHER TRUTH.
Cornell’s new solo studio album, HIGHER TRUTH, is produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young) and will be released on September 18th. The new album expresses Cornell’s continuing evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman, telling human stories which resonate across genre barriers.
Starting today at 10AM PST through Thursday, June 18th at 10PM PST, fans who signed up for Chris Cornell’s email list will receive an exclusive link and code word to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale date. Promoter’s presale is on June 19th and tickets for the general public will go on-sale beginning June 20th at 10am (local time). American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Wednesday, June 17th at 10AM (local time) for San Diego show. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, a charitable organization that helps to protect the most vulnerable children facing problems such as homelessness, poverty, abuse or neglect. For additional ticket purchase info, please visit http://chriscornell.com/.
Chris Cornell 2015 Solo-Acoustic Tour Dates:
Dates: City: Venue: On-Sale Date
9/17/15 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre 6/20 @ 10am NEW
9/18/15 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre 6/20 @ 10am NEW
9/20/15 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall SOLD OUT
9/21/15 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre on sale now
9/23/15 Santa Barbara, CA Granada Theatre on sale now
9/24/15 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on sale now
9/26/15 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater on sale now
9/27/15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts on sale now
9/29/15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall SOLD OUT
9/30/15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre on sale now
10/2/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre on sale now
10/3/15 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts on sale now
10/5/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre on sale now
10/6/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre on sale now
10/8/15 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium on sale now
10/9/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall on sale now
10/11/15 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo – Center for the Arts on sale now
10/12/15 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre on sale now
10/14/15 N. Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Theatre on sale now
10/15/15 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater on sale now
10/17/15 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on sale now
10/18/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT
10/19/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre on sale now
10/21/15 Boston, MA Shubert Theater SOLD OUT
10/23/15 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House SOLD OUT
10/24/15 York, PA Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center SOLD OUT
10/26/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall on sale now
10/27/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium on sale now
10/29/15 Miami, FL The Knight Concert Hall on sale now
10/30/15 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater on sale now
11/1/15 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre SOLD OUT
11/2/15 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater on sale now
Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was one of the chief architect of the 90’s “grunge” movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands – selling over 30 million records worldwide – he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, ‘KING ANIMAL’, to widespread acclaim.
Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision. In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album ‘EUPHORIA MORNING’ combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics which spoke of alienation and despair. And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro’s Cuba. Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, which peaked at #1 on rock radio in the US.
His soundtrack work has spanned both big budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale). With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song “Live To Rise” for The Avengers, the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. He duetted with Joy Williams on his song “Misery Chain” which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and his song “The Keeper” from Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012.
Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.