In April Chris Cornell kicked off his first-ever solo acoustic tour, featuring tunes he had written over his nearly 30-year career.
The intimate, sold-out shows earned high praise from the press.
“The two-hour, nearly two-dozen-song performance was a master class in the fine art of solo performance,” the Boston Globe wrote. “He wove tender folk-tinged ballads, hard-rock torch songs, and souring anthems into a cohesive whole, telling a few tales in between, ‘Storytellers’-style.”
Performances from the spring tour were recorded for a live album. The 16-track Songbook is set for release Nov. 21 featuring tunes penned by Cornell as well as a few covers. Fans who purchase fall “Songbook” tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album.
The fall solo tour begins Nov. 1 in Memphis, Tenn., at Minglewood Hall. Dates are scheduled through a Dec. 17 gig in San Diego at Balboa Theatre.
The singer/songwriter will also play Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 4); New York City (Nov. 21); Atlantic City, N.J. (Nov. 25-26); Pittsburgh, Pa. (Dec. 2); Lakewood, Ohio (Dec. 3); Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dec. 4); Indianapolis (Dec. 7); Louisville, Ky. (Dec. 8); Mesa, Ariz. (Dec. 13); San Francisco (Dec. 15); and Los Angeles (Dec. 16).
The Poughkeepsie, N.Y., show that was canceled in April has been rescheduled for Nov. 30 at Bardavon, 1869 Opera House. Tickets from the April show will be honored at the new date.
Before the fall tour begins, Cornell has an Australian and New Zealand tour slotted Oct. 2-23. He’s also booked two shows in Argentina (Nov. 9-10), followed by a Nov. 12 set at Maquinaria Festival in Santiago Chile, as well as a Nov. 13 performance at SWU Festival in Paulinia, Brazil.
Soundgarden is playing Grand Prairie, Texas, Oct. 26 at Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie. On Oct. 28 the band will rock Voodoo Experience in New Orleans.
Select “Songbook” dates go on sale to the general public Friday. Some dates are already on sale.
For more information, click here for Chris Cornell’s website.
Click here to watch the video for “The Keeper,” a new song written and performed by Cornell for the feature film “Machine Gun Preacher.”