SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has announced the second North American leg of his critically acclaimed "Higher Truth" world tour, with fan presales beginning today (March 7).
The tour will kick off on June 16 in Clearwater, Florida and travel up the East Coast through the Midwest and up to the Pacific Northwest before winding down on July 27 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Along the way, Cornell will make his first appearance at the Ravinia festival on July 3 in Highland Park, Illinois.
One dollar from each ticket sold will support the Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation, which is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect.
Fans will see Chris perform in an unplugged, up close and personal setting in venues which have been hand-picked to host the show, including tracks from his latest album, "Higher Truth", which was described by Entertainment Weekly as "a stellar collection of folk-inspired, classic rock-kissed songs that revolve around his iconic pipes."
Produced by Brendan O'Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PEARL JAM, NEIL YOUNG), "Higher Truth" showcases Cornell's constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman — telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era THE BEATLES, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.
Newly announced Chris Cornell tour dates:
Jun. 16 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jun. 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
Jun. 19 - Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Jun. 20 - Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC - Belk Theater
Jun. 22 - Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
Jun. 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
Jun. 25 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Jun. 26 - Waterbury, NY @ Palace Theater
Jun. 28 - Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Jun. 29 - Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Jul. 01 - Albany, NY @ The Palace theatre
Jul. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Devos Performance Hall
Jul. 03 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
Jul. 05 - Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
Jul. 06 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
Jul. 08 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Jul. 09 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
Jul. 11 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
Jul. 12 - Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
Jul. 14 - Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre
Jul. 17 - Eugene, OR @ Hult Center - Silva Concert Hall
Jul. 18 - Yakima, WA @ Capitol Theatre
Jul. 20 - Spokane, WA @ Martin Woldson Theater
Jul. 21 - Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
Jul. 23 - Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jul. 24 - Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Jul. 26 - Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Center
Jul. 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall
"Higher Truth" was released on September 18, 2015. Cornell's first album on his own since 2009's controversial "Scream" is in the singer-songwriter vein and very different from his work with SOUNDGARDEN.