Chris Cornell Announces New Album, “Higher Truth,” and New Acoustic Tour

42 WestThere's two times the good news from Chris Cornell today.  Not only is the Soundgarden frontman releasing a solo album this year, he's supporting it with a North American acoustic tour.

The album, titled Higher Truth, will hit retailers September 18.  It's Cornell's first solo effort since the 2011 live album, Songbook, which he also backed with an acoustic tour.  Higher Truth is his fifth solo effort overall.

The tour itself begins two days after Higher Truth's release, kicking off September 20 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.  It's scheduled to wrap November 2 in Austin, Texas, after 29 dates in all, including two Canadian dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday morning, June 5, though if you sign up for Cornell's email list, you'll be able to buy them a day in advance, though American Express card members can buy tickets as early as Wednesday.  Regardless, a dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which Chris created with his wife to help children vulnerable to homelessness, poverty, abuse or neglect.  For more ticket info, head over to

Here are the acoustic tour dates:

9/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Walt Disney Concert Hall
9/21 --  San Pedro, CA, Warner Grand Theatre
9/23 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Granada Theatre
9/24 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26 -- Oakland, CA, Paramount Theater
9/27 -- Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29 -- Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
9/30 -- Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
10/2 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
10/3 -- Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/6 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
10/8 -- Lakewood, OH, Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9 -- Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
10/11 -- Buffalo, NY, University at Buffalo -- Center for the Arts
10/12 -- New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
10/14 -- N. Bethesda, MD, Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15 -- Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
10/17 -- Wilkes Barre, PA, Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/21 -- Boston, MA, Shubert Theater
10/23 -- Wilmington, DE, Grand Opera House
10/24 -- York, PA, Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
10/26 -- Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
10/29 -- Miami, FL, The Knight Concert Hall
10/30 -- Saint Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
11/1 -- Dallas, TX, The Majestic Theatre
11/2 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

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