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Soundgarden announced North American tour


Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:35 pm

Fan ticket presale starts Feb. 28; tickets on sale March 3

One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Soundgarden has announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3 in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates. A special ticket pre-sale for fans who are signed up to www.soundgardenworld.com and www.chriscornell.com will launch at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, Feb. 28. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, March 3.

Soundgarden will also appear at a variety of previously announced summer festivals, including WXTV "Rockfest," "Welcome To Rockville," "Fort Rock Festival," 89.7 The River's "Rockfest" and "Rock on the Range". See below for a complete list of confirmed dates.


In other news, Soundgarden and Sub Pop recently announced the release of the remixed and expanded reissue of the band's Grammy-nominated debut full-length album, "Ultramega OK," on March 10. \

Last November 2016, the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of its album "Badmotorfinger" by releasing four special editions of the 1991 album. Last July and August, Soundgarden re-released a standard single LP vinyl of their second full-length studio album, 1989's "Louder Than Love," as well as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of their seminal 1996 album, "Down on the Upside." 

Soundgarden is currently working on a new album.

Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a generation. In the '80s and '90s, its punk ethos, coupled with a brutal metal soundscape and Cornell's ravenous roar, allured the masses hungry for something new. Mainstream success came with the 1994 release of "Superunknown." An immediate No. 1 album in the U.S., the record netted Soundgarden two Grammys, and it sold millions of albums worldwide. "Superunknown" introduced the band to a mass TV audience with the video for "Black Hole Sun." Two years later, "Down on the Upside" continued the band's musical development away from alt-metal into hard-edged experimentation. At the dawn of 2010, Soundgarden announced a new beginning. The first 21st century show in front of hometown fans and Seattle greats at the city's Showbox venue sold out in mere minutes. After headlining the famous Lollapalooza festival, the Chicago Tribune hailed Soundgarden as "one of the last great hard-rock bands to emerge in the last 25 years."

For further information, visit www.soundgardenworld.com.

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