Show Info: Southern

Chris Cornell

Main Theatre
Songbook Solo Acoustic Tour
with guest Bhi Bhiman

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Show: 8:00PM

Chris Cornell has announced that he will tour in the Fall, playing a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he has written throughout his illustrious career. This is the first time fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's critically-acclaimed King Animal, Soundgarden's first new studio album in over 16 years. American/Sri Lankan folk artist, Bhi Bhiman, will support Cornell on tour.

2011's first ever Songbook Tour sold out in minutes, and included performances at esteemed venues and festivals around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

This year also marks the launch of The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which gives aid to the most vulnerable children. One dollar of every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ChildHaven's Creative Music Therapy Program Expansion. Visit http://www.childhaven.org/ for more information on the ChildHaven and the program.

Praise for Chris Cornell's Songbook performances:

"This was a show that gathered its power from humility, a good surprise from a man of Mr. Cornell's skill set." - New York Times

"Sometimes you don't recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it. Such was the case with Chris Cornell's drop dead great show at Town Hall last night....the approach served to reveal both the full force, and the utter control, of his singing. It made it clear, at last, just how much skill he brings to his vocals, as well as how rare his timbre remains." - New York Daily News

"The two-hour, nearly two-dozen-song performance was a master class in the fine art of solo performance....he wove tender folk-tinged ballads, hard-rock torch songs, and soaring anthems into a cohesive whole, telling a few tales in between, "Storytellers''-style." - Boston Globe

"Chris Cornell is a touchstone for an entire generation of music fans. The rocker turned in a show befitting his status at a capacity House of Blues on Sunday night, rewarding fans and providing a new look at some beloved tunes." - Dallas Morning News

Chris Cornell has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. He has maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a singer, songwriter, and lyricist, and has contributed to the catalogs of celebrated rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of The Dog. As a solo artist, Chris has contributed original songs to multiple movie soundtracks, including the 2013 summer blockbuster Man of Steel, and became the first American male singer to write and perform the theme song for the James Bond franchise in Casino Royale. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his original song, "The Keeper" written for the film Machine Gun Preacher and wrote the song "Live to Rise" performed by Soundgarden in the mega-hit Disney film The Avengers. Cornell also had the honor of performing at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors Gala, and at the 2013 Obama Presidential Inaugural Ball.

Visit www.chriscornell.com for more information on the Songbook tour and Chris Cornell.

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