CHRIS CORNELL, the Grammy winning rock icon and one of the greatest male voices of our time, brings his solo acoustic “Songbook” tour to Australian theatres in October after his hugely successful sold out run in the United States.
Having sold over 21 million albums, Cornell has experienced both critical and commercial success as a singer/songwriter for his bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, as well as his own solo work.
Performing alone on stage, Chris Cornell will spotlight songs from throughout his illustrious career, as well as a few surprise covers.
Australian audiences will have the chance to see Chris perform unplugged, up close and personal – an event many fans have been
eagerly anticipating for years.
Within this alternative setting, Cornell can easily interact with the audience and share insights about his music. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songwriting translates to any idiom.
Tickets for all shows go on sale 9am, Friday, June 10.
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. He has been heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era for writing a string of hits for Soundgarden, including the Grammy award-winning “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.”
In 1991, Chris formed Temple of the Dog, writing classic song “Hunger Strike” featuring a duet with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.
In 2000, Cornell joined former Rage Against the Machine members (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk) in Audioslave and wrote a series of the band’s hits including “Like a Stone,” “Be Yourself” and “Doesn’t Remind Me”. Cornell continued to shine as a solo artist writing songs such as “Can’t Change Me,” and “Mission”, which was included on the soundtrack to the film Mission Impossible II.
His songs have been recorded by diverse artists from Johnny Cash to Alice Cooper, and his movie soundtrack credits include hit theme song “You Know My Name” for James Bond thriller Casino Royale, one of the most successful instalments of the spy franchise to date.
Keep looking for updates on the “Songbook” series on www.chriscornell.com
Don’t miss Chris Cornell – appearing at:
CANBERRA CANBERRA THEATRE FRIDAY OCT 7
PERTH CONCERT HALL MONDAY OCT 10
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL THEATRE THURSDAY OCT 13
BRISBANE QPAC CONCERT HALL SATURDAY OCT 15
MELBOURNE PALAIS THEATRE WEDNESDAY OCT 19
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE CONCERT HALL SATURDAY OCT 22 presented by Sydney Opera House
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Pre-sales begin JUNE 6 (FAN CLUB) & JUNE 8
Canberra – Canberra Ticketing 02 6275 2700 www.canberraticketing..com.au
Perth – BOCS Ticketing 08 9484 1133 www.bocsticketing.com.au
Adelaide – Bass 131 246 www.bass.net.au
Brisbane – QTix 136 246 www.qtix.com.au
Melbourne – Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au
Sydney – Venue box office 02 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com