One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgarden, announced a North American headline tour with a performance at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. The Pretty Reckless will perform as a special guest.
Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a generation. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, its punk ethos, coupled with a brutal metal soundscape and Chris Cornell’s ravenous roar, seduced the masses hungry for something new. Early indie releases, including seminal EP Screaming Life and Grammy®-nominated album Ultramega OK, quickly collected a dedicated indie following as the band toured on both sides of the Atlantic. 1991’s platinum album Badmotorfinger, (recently re-released in a special 25th anniversary edition) attracted critical applause from all over the world. Mainstream success came with the 1994 release of Superunknown. An immediate #1 album in the States, it netted Soundgarden two Grammy® Awards, sold millions of albums worldwide, and introduced the band to a mass TV audience with the video for Black Hole Sun. Two years later, Down on the Upside continued the band’s musical development away from alt-metal into hard-edged experimentation. At the dawn of 2010, Soundgarden announced a new beginning. The first 21st century show in front of hometown fans and Seattle greats at the city’s Showbox venue sold out in mere minutes. After headlining the famous Lollapalooza festival, the Chicago Tribune hailed Soundgarden as “one of the last great hard-rock bands to emerge in the last 25 years.” 2010’s Telephantasm was a career-spanning retrospective celebrating the band’s legacy; along with rediscovered ‘90s live set Live on I5, it introduced Soundgarden’s work to a new generation. 2012’s King Animal continued Soundgarden’s courageous musical exploration while maintaining its special identity. The album’s character is rooted deeply within the wild landscape of the Pacific North West – an atmosphere which still resonates strongly for the band. In 2014 Soundgarden visited Australia and New Zealand and released a triple album of B-sides and rarities, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path. For further information please visit www.soundgardenworld.com.
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre Box Office and the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY Box Office (both without service charge) and Ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000. For additional information, call 313-471-6611.
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