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Chris Cornell brings solo tour back to UB

by jmaloni


Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm

Tickets on sale Friday

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes "Chris Cornell: Solo Acoustic Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5.

Cornell is a modern iconic innovator who transcends genre. He was a chief architect of the '90s grunge movement and remains one of the best rock voices of all time.

Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands - Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave - Cornell has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.

As a solo artist, he has released four albums, with a fifth, titled "Higher Truth," to be released this fall. Cornell has collaborated with many different artists - most recently with the Zac Brown Band on the single "Heavy Is The Head," which peaked at No. 1 on U.S. rock radio.

Cornell's 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 and performed the end-credits song "Live to Rise" for "The Avengers." He sang with Joy Williams on his song "Misery Chain" 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 intimate solo acoustic performances have sold-out venues across the country, including his previous concert at the UBCFA in 2013. The evening will feature music from his forthcoming album and entire catalog.

Moreover, $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, an organization that supports children facing challenges including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office (10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays), and online at tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.chriscornell.com.

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