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New Solo LP & Acoustic Tour Coming From Chris Cornell

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will return to the solo ranks on September 18, with the release of his fourth album "Higher Truth."

The set was produced by Brendan O`Brien and, according to the announcement, "expresses Cornell's continuing evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman, telling human stories which resonate across genre barriers."

It's Cornell's first solo effort since 2011's "Songbook" he's been focused on Soundgarden activities since then and the group is also working on a new material to follow its 2012 reunion "King Animal."

Cornell will begin a solo acoustic tour to support the album on September 20 in Los Angeles; starting today (June 2), fans on his mailing list will receive a link and code word to purchase tickets before the general public, and American Experss Cardholders will also get a head start starting Wednesday (June 3).

General public sales will begin Friday and Saturday (June 5-6), and $1 from every ticket will go to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which channels money to help children facing homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

Cornell's full tour itinerary includes:


Dates:                   City:                                       Venue:                                                                                

9/20/15                Los Angeles, CA                       Walt Disney Concert Hall 

9/21/15                San Pedro, CA                       Warner Grand Theatre

9/23/15                Santa Barbara, CA               Granada Theatre                                                          

9/24/15                Santa Rosa, CA                  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts                                

9/26/15                Oakland, CA                       Paramount Theater                                                      

9/27/15                Modesto, CA                          Gallo Center for the Arts                                             

9/29/15                Seattle, WA                            Benaroya Hall                                                                   

9/30/15                Vancouver, BC                      Orpheum Theatre                                                          

10/2/15                Denver, CO                         Paramount Theatre                                                       

10/3/15                Salina, KS                           Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts                 

10/5/15                Minneapolis, MN                  State Theatre                                                                   

10/6/15                Chicago, IL                            Chicago Theatre                                                              

10/8/15                Lakewood, OH                      Lakewood Civic Auditorium                                        

10/9/15                Toronto, ON                           Massey Hall                                                                       

10/11/15              Buffalo, NY                           University at Buffalo – Center for the Arts           

10/12/15              New Brunswick, NJ               State Theatre                                                                   

10/14/15              N. Bethesda, MD                  Strathmore Music Theatre                                          

10/15/15              Philadelphia, PA                    Merriam Theater                                                            

10/17/15              Wilkes Barre, PA                   Kirby Center for the Performing Arts                     

10/18/15              New York, NY                       Beacon Theatre                                                               

10/21/15              Boston, MA                           Shubert Theater                                                              

10/23/15              Wilmington, DE                     Grand Opera House                                                       

10/24/15              York, PA                                 Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center                            

10/26/15              Atlanta, GA                            Atlanta Symphony Hall                                                       

10/27/15              Nashville, TN                         Ryman Auditorium                                                         

10/29/15              Miami, FL                              The Knight Concert Hall                                                    

10/30/15              Saint Petersburg, FL             Mahaffey Theater                                                          

11/1/15                Dallas, TX                               The Majestic Theatre                                                           

11/2/15                Austin, TX                              Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater     


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.