CHRIS CORNELL Announces First-Ever Solo Acoustic 'Songbook' Tour

January 19, 2011

This spring, SOUNDGARDEN/ex-AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell will embark on his first-ever solo acoustic "Songbook" tour. Running from April through May 2011, it will spotlight songs from throughout his illustrious career, as well as a few surprise covers.

Back in December 2009, Cornell played his first acoustic "Songbook" show in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe to overwhelming response — the show sold out instantly. A second performance soon followed at the city's famous Troubadour.

Now, live audiences across the U.S. and Canada will also have the chance to see Chris perform unplugged, up close and personal — an event many fans have been eagerly anticipating for years. Within this alternative setting, Cornell can easily interact with the audience and share insights about his music. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songwriting translates to any idiom.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 01 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Apr. 02 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Apr. 03 - Dallas, TX @House of Blues
Apr. 05 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Apr. 06 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Apr. 08 - Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Apr. 09 - Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Hall
Apr. 10 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Apr. 12 - New York, NY @Town Hall Theatre
Apr. 15 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box
Apr. 16 - Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
Apr. 17 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Apr. 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon
Apr. 20 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr. 22 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Apr. 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Apr. 24 - Saint Paul, MN @Fitzgerald Theatre
Apr. 26 - Edmonton, AB @Winspear Centre
Apr. 27 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Apr. 29 - Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
Apr. 30 - Coquitlam, BC @ Red Robinson Show Theatre
May 01 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
May 03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
May 06 - San Diego, CA @Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Chris Cornell (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE) played a solo acoustic show on January 29, 2010 at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California. It was the second performance in his "Songbook" series.

Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below (courtesy of "TenaciousLibbs"). More clips are available at this location.

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