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CHRIS CORNELL returns to New Zealand in November for a solo acoustic tour.

In celebration of the release of his new album Higher Truth tomorrow (through Universal Music), Chris Cornell has confirmed a third and final night at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on Saturday November 28.

The tour will provide fans the chance to see Cornell perform songs drawn from throughout his entire career, as well as new songs from Higher Truth in an unplugged, up close and personal setting.

Tickets for this new Auckland show will go on sale 10am Friday, September 25.

Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing this Monday, September 21 at 11am

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during an exclusive pre-sale beginning Wednesday, September 23 at 1pm.

For tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.co.nz

Chris Cornell - multi-Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter - is an innovator who transcends genre.  He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and retains one of the best rock voices of all time.  Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands, Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog – and in the process selling more than 30 million records worldwide - he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as an iconic and universally acclaimed songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. 




FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27 – sold out

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 – new show, on sale September 25

Chris Cornell’s career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, King Animal, to widespread acclaim. 

Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision.  In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album Euphoria Morning combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics which spoke of alienation and despair. And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro's Cuba.  Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, which peaked at #1 on rock radio in the US.

His soundtrack work has spanned both big budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale).  With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song “Live To Rise” for The Avengers, the third highest grossing film of all time.  He duetted with Joy Williams on his song “Misery Chain” which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and his song “The Keeper” from Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012. 

Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide.  Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “sometimes you don't recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.”  The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.

Cornell has also become involved in philanthropy, using music to support causes that help foster change.  The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing tough challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect. 

Higher Truth, his fifth solo studio album to date, reflects an expressive intimacy similar to that of Songbook, while also displaying his evolution and growth as a master craftsman songwriter.  This new powerful addition to his catalogue will be released tomorrow.





Spark pre-sale

11am Monday September 21 until 11am Wednesday September 23


My Live Nation pre-sale

1pm Wednesday September 23 until 9am Thursday September 24


Ticketmaster pre-sale

11am until 10pm Thursday September 24



For complete tour and ticket information, visit:

www.chriscornell.com       www.livenation.co.nz


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