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Chris Cornell to Tour, Career Retrospective, and Album Preview

Last month Chris Cornell made it official – he is leaving Audioslave. The announcement merely confirmed months of rumors that one of the most powerful rock vocalists of all time was no longer interested in making music with guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk. The lack of a tour behind last year’s album Revelations was a strong indication there was trouble in the Audioslave camp.  Talk of a Cornell solo album further fueled the likelihood of a split.

A solo artist once again, the release date has been set for Cornell’s second album. Carry On was produced by Steve Liliywhite (known for his work with U2, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band and many more) and will be released June 5th on Suretone/Interscope Records. With 14 tracks total (see complete list below) the record includes the first single “No Such Thing,” the European hit and main title song from Casino Royale “You Know My Name,” and a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

Cornell will be performing several of the new tracks during an 11-date tour (see all dates below) that starts April 6th in Las Vegas. He’ll also dig into his back catalogue for the first time and perform songs from all of his projects including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave.

Hearing the old stuff from the premiere voice of the early '90s Seattle explosion will undoubtedly be a special treat. This looks like a tough ticket to get. Do what you can to grab one.

Carry On Track List:

“No Such Thing”
“Safe and Sound”
“Scar On The Sky”
“Finally Forever”
“Disappearing Act”
“Billie Jean”
“Ghost”
“Arms Around Your Love”
“She’ll Never Be Your Man”
“Killing Birds”
“Silence the Voices”
“Poison Eye”
“Your Soul Today”
“You Know My Name”

Chris Cornell Tour Itinerary

Fri April 6 Las Vegas, NV Vegas Grand Prix
Sun April 8 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Wed April 11 Chicago, IL Metro – Smart Bar
Sat April 14 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon April 16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Thu April 19 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
Sun April 22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of The Living Arts
Tue April 24 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri April 27 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Sun April 29 Austin, TX Stubbs Bar-B-Q
Wed May 2 Los Angeles, CA Avalon

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    More information about the album and tour is available at the Chris Cornell Fan Page