Tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Chris Cornell will bring his "Songbook" solo acoustic tour to town on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($49.50) go on sale Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.
Cornell, Soundgarden's frontman, will play a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he has written throughout his illustrious career. This is the first time U.S. fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's critically acclaimed "King Animal," Soundgarden's first new studio album in more than 16 years.
American/Sri Lankan folk artist Bhi Bhiman will support Cornell on tour.
2011's first ever "Songbook" tour sold out in minutes, and included performances at esteemed venues and festivals around the world.
This year also marks the launch of The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar of every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven's creative music therapy program expansion.
Cornell has maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a singer, songwriter and lyricist, and has contributed to the catalogs of celebrated rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of The Dog. As a solo artist, Cornell has contributed original songs to multiple movie soundtracks, including this summer's "Man of Steel." He became the first American male singer to write and perform the theme song for the James Bond franchise when he contributed to "Casino Royale." He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his original song "The Keeper" written for the film "Machine Gun Preacher." He wrote the song "Live to Rise," performed by Soundgarden, in 2012'2 mega-hit Disney film "The Avengers."
Tickets are available at the UB Center for the Arts Box Office (weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and www.tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.