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Chris Cornell to Embark on North American ‘Songbook’ Solo Tour

Chris Cornell
Mary Ouellette,

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has revealed plans for a North American solo tour kicking off this fall. The intimate ‘Songbook’ tour will showcase Cornell’s acoustic arrangements of songs throughout his career spanning close to 30 years, encompassing his work with Soundgarden in addition to his other musical projects including Audioslave, his solo releases and his work with Temple of the Dog.

Kicking off on Oct. 15 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, Calif. the 30-date run will make its way to venues throughout the U.S. and Canada. Cornell will be bringing along Bhi Bhiman, an American/Sri Lankan folk artist, to provide tour support.

The ‘Songbook’ tour allows fans to experience a different side of Cornell as he performs acoustic arrangements of songs throughout his massively successful career. This will also be the first time that Cornell has performed any of his new arrangements from Soundgarden’s latest disc ‘King Animal’ as a solo performer in the States.

In addition to offering up great live music, the tour will be supporting a few great causes too. A portion of the ticket sales for the ‘Songbook’ tour will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, a non-profit organization Cornell started with his wife to aid children in need. One dollar of every ticket sold will go directly to the foundation with additional funds being donated to ChildHaven’s Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion.

Cornell’s original ‘Songbook’ tour kicked off in 2011 and sold out very quickly. Tickets for the 2013 run will go on sale to the public on Aug. 16 with pre-sales beginning on Aug. 14. Visit Cornell’s website for more details and check out all the dates and tour stops below:

Chris Cornell 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, British Columbia – University of Victoria – Farquhar Auditorium
10/23 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre
10/25 – Medicine Hat, Alberta – Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
10/26 – Calgary, Alberta – Jubilee Auditorium
10/27 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – TCU Place
10/29 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Pantages Playhouse Theatre
10/30 – Saint Paul, Minn. – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
11/01 – Chicago, Ill. – Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/02 – Madison, Wis. – Orpheum Theater
11/03 – Lakewood, Ohio – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
11/05 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Center for the Arts
11/06 – Toronto, Ontario – 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, Ri. – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
11/20 – New Haven, Conn. – Shubert Theater
11/22 – Reading, Pa. – Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/23 – Washington, D.C.- 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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