After thirteen years apart, one of Seattle’s pioneering grunge outfits now appear to be making up for lost time with the release of Soundgarden tickets for a second North American tour in less than six months.
Indeed, just one week after finishing their first series of 2013 shows at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the recently reunited quartet announced they were to go on the road again with a further 19 dates across the USA, kicking off at Atlantic City’s Borgata Event Center on May 3rd.
With a tour average price of $157, Chris Cornell and co. will then perform at the likes of the Louisville Palace on May 10th (get-in price $104, average price $217), Saint Louis’ The Pageant on May 21st ($110/$128) and the Austin Music Hall on May 25th ($109/$149) before finishing the tour at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center on May 28th ($102/$197).
The band will also balance their own headline shows with sets at Carolina Rebellion at Concord’s Rock City Compound on May 5th, the MMRBQ at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center alongside Alice In Chains on May 18th ($71/$194) and Rock On The Range at Columbus Crew Stadium on May 19th.
Although availability is limited for the May 15th gig at the Worcester Palladium ($100/$127), there are currently hundreds of Soundgarden tickets available for nine other dates with the May 11th concert at Noblesville’s Klipsch Music Center the lowest get-in price at $42 (average price $185) and the May 17th show at Wallingford’s Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre the cheapest average price at $107 (get-in price $62).
If the band sticks to a similar 25+ song set-list as their previous tour, then fans with Soundgarden tickets will definitely get value for their money. Having just released their sixth studio album and first in 16 years last November, Billboard Top Five hit, King Animal, was inevitably performed almost in its entirety, with the singles, “Been Away Too Long” and “By Crooked Steps,” in particular, providing the highlights.
But with such a mammoth set, the group have also had the freedom to showcase the best of their back catalogue with everything from 1988 debut Ultramega OK (“Incessant Mace”), to 1994 commercial breakthrough Superunknown (“Black Hole Sun”) to original 1996 swansong Down On The Upside (“Blow Up the Outside World”) represented.
Whilst alongside their recent theme to Avengers Assemble (“Live To Rise”) the band have also given rare outings to obscurities including “Hunted Down,” the lead track from their 1987 Screaming Life E.P. and “Blind Dogs,” the song that first appeared on The Basketball Diaries soundtrack back in 1995.
Soundgarden 2013 North American Tour Dates:
5/3 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
5/4 – Washington, D.C. @ RFK Stadium @ DC 101 Chili Cookoff
5/5 – Concord, N.C. @ Charlotte Motor Speedway - Carolina Rebellion
5/7 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
5/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
5/10 – Louisville, Ky. @ The Louisville Palace Theatre
5/11 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center
5/12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
5/14 – West Long Branch, N.J. @ Monmouth University
5/15 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
5/17 – Wallingford, Conn. @ Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
5/18 – Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center - 93.3 WMMR’s MMR-B-Q
5/19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range
5/21 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
5/22 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Midland By AMC
5/24 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
5/25 – Austin, Texas @ Austin Music Hall
5/26 – Dallas, Texas @ Palladium Ballroom
5/28 – Broomfield, Colo. @ 1st Bank Center
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