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Soundgarden Announce North American Theater Tour

Soundgarden Announce North American Theater Tour

With the release date of their new album fast-approaching, Alternative rock legends Soundgarden have announced a 3-date North American Tour that will see the band playing three intimate theater shows across the continent. Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto will be treated to the performances.

This past spring, Soundgarden contributed a new single, “Live To Rise”, to the soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Avengers. The band’s first studio LP in 16 years, King Animal is set for release on November 13 via Republic Records/Seven Four Entertainment, the same date as their New York show at Irving Plaza. The record’s first single, “Been Way Too Long”, dropped on September 27.

Soundgarden exploded unto the mainstream with the release of their third album, 1991’s Badmotorfinger. The follow-up, 1994’s Superunknown, catapulted the band to legendary status. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, the album has since been certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. The record earned the band two Grammy Awards in 1995, and today it still serves as a blueprint for heavy alternative rock music. Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 following the release of their 1996 effort, Down On The Upside.

In 2010, the band reunited and issued their first greatest hits collection, Telephantasm. The album featured the previously unreleased single, “Black Rain”. In March 2011, the band released the live album, Live on I-5. The summer of 2011 saw the band embark on a sold-out summer tour, culminating with a headlining appearance at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, LA. This past summer, the band were a featured act at England’s epic Download Festival alongside Black Sabbath, Metallica, The Prodigy, Megadeth, and Biffy Clyro. The kings have returned in animalistic fashion. – by Matt Bishop, (Top Left Photo by Kevin P. Casey – For The Times)