Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell going solo at Royal Albert Hall

Chris Cornell is playing one night at Royal Albert Hall as part of his 2016 solo acoustic European tour.

The singer-songwriter, probably best known as the frontman of Soundgarden, brings his one-man show to London landmark on 3 May 2016.

Starting in Reykjavik, Iceland, the tour includes his first ever show in Russia.

Cornell will perform songs from throughout his career, including tracks from his new album ‘Higher Truth’. Produced by long-time Pearl Jam collaborator Brendan O’Brien, the collection was inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles.

It’s the latest chapter in a three-decade career that has seen the Grammy winner sell over 30 million records worldwide as a solo artist and the frontman of three legendary bands. His career began with Soundgarden, the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989, and synonymous with early ‘90s hits like ‘Black Hole Sun’ and ‘Spoonman’. After a 15-year hiatus, the group returned to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world and released a new album, ‘King Animal’.

But there’s always been more to Cornell than Soundgarden’s grunge sound.In 1990, he and the future members of Pearl Jam experimented with a more soulful style in side project Temple of the Dog. Later in the decade, his solo album ‘Euphoria Morning’ showcased a more intimate, melodic sound. And just a few years later he joined the three musicians of Rage Against the Machine to create Audioslave, releasing three albums and touring stadiums around the world.

The first male American artist to write and perform a James Bond theme song (‘You Know My Name’ for 2005’s ‘Casino Royale’) took another left turn with his third solo album, ‘Scream’, which embraced the hip-hop production of collaborator Timbaland. More recently, he duetted with Joy Williams on his song ‘Misery Chain’ on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years A Slave’.

His latest album, ‘Higher Truth’, and upcoming European trek builds on his solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour that featured reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs and was captured on his 2011 live album of the same name.

Tickets for Chris Cornell’s show at Royal Albert Hall on 3 May 2016 go on sale on 30 October.

For more on Chris Cornell, visit his website.


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