Soundgarden Summer Tour + New Album News

Posted on July 4, 2011 |

I’ve been waiting 15 years for this.

I had every intentions in seeing Soundgarden on the Quebec stop of the 1996
Lollapalooza tour
but sadly it was not to be. Thinking I would’ve had
a chance to see them on their own tour a few months later not knowing
they would disband in early 1997.

But it sure as hell don’t matter now cause they are back this Summer
on a massive North American tour.

They’ve already played their first show 2 days ago in Toronto and
they managed to cram in 29 songs in a 2 hour set, spanning their entire
recording career. Check out the Knights Of The Soundtable Message Board
for the setlist + pictures and videos.

I am BEYOND PSYCHED for tomorrow’s show @ the Ottawa Bluesfest.

Shame that I can’t experience one of my all-time favorite band in my
hometown of Montreal but a 2 hour drive ain’t that bad to get my Grunge

Summer North American Tour Dates:

7/05 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
7/06 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena ^
7/08 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center ^
7/09 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^
7/10 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center For The Performing Arts ^
7/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing *
7/14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center *
7/16 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
7/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
7/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center *
7/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *
7/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
7/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena &
7/30 – George, WA @ The Gorge #

^ = w/ Coheed And Cambria
* = w / The Mars Volta
& = w/ Queens Of The Stone Age and Meat Puppets
# = w/ Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets

The new album is 80% done according to Matt Cameron.

“We’re going to record a couple more songs in August when we get back from tour
and then hopefully we can mix it up and put it out”

Adam Kasper his back behind the boards producing. He last worked with the band on 1996’s “Down On The Upside”.

According to guitarist Kim Thayil, who gave a progress report to Stereogum about the new album, they have 14 songs in various stages of completion.

They’re shooting for a 2012 release.

Here be in music video form, highlights of the massive awesomeness that is Soundgarden.

Rusty Cage

Black Hole Sun


The Day I Tried To Live

Burden In My Hand

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