Today, Soundgarden announce their Winter 2013 North American tour dates including two-night engagements in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and, for the first time since the band reunited with their surprise show at the Showbox, Soundgarden will be playing two shows in their hometown of Seattle. Fan Club pre-sales begin on Monday, November 12th and tickets go on-sale to the public starting on Friday, November 16th.
This is the first North American tour for Soundgarden showcasing their new album, King Animal, to be released on November 13 via Loma Vista/Republic Records. The band has been headlining and playing to sold out crowds since they got back together over two years ago to critical acclaim. The New York Times said, â€œAfter 14 years between tours, Soundgarden was back in full force, its paradigm intact. This is one reunited band that can pick up right where it left off.â€
Soundgarden have also released a music video for â€œBeen Away Too Long,â€ the first single from their new album King Animal today, available to watch on VEVO HERE. The video, directed by the bands’ art director Josh Graham, was filmed in NYC at Abandon Palace. Read a conversation about the making of the video with Josh Graham and Kim Thayil on VICE.com.
The band has also announced a commemorative poster art design contest for the tour, asking fans to use the album title as the theme to create a ferocious and primal design that embodies the untamed disposition of a “King Animal.” The deadline for submission is December 21st. For more information, go here.
With two GrammyÂ® Awards and over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history. At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning. In the last three years since Soundgarden has reunited, they released their first retrospective, Telephantasm, which was certified platinum, their first live album, Live on I-5, penned the end title song, â€œLive to Rise,â€ for the feature film The Avengers which went to No.1 on Modern and Active Rock radio, and headlined sold-out shows and festivals around the world. Now, comes the bandâ€™s first collection of new songs since the 1990’s.
Soundgarden 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 18 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Jan 19 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
Jan 20 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Jan 22 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan 23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan 25 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Jan 26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Jan 27 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Jan 29 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Jan 30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Feb 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Feb 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Feb 8 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Feb 10 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Feb 12 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Feb 13 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
Feb 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern