Chris Cornell to bring his ‘Songbook’ to Boston

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Chris Cornell will embark on his first-ever solo acoustic tour this spring. Dubbed the “Songbook” tour, Cornell will be on the road from April through May 2011 with a stop at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston scheduled for April 9. Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale  Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

The upcoming tour will give Cornell an opportunity to showcase songs from throughout his illustrious career, including his work with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and solo efforts,  as well as a few surprise covers. Back in December 2009, Cornell played his first acoustic “Songbook” show in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe to an overwhelming response. The shows also give Cornell more of alternative setting, where he easily interact with the audience and share insights about his music in Storytellers/Unplugged-like fashion.

Heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era, Cornell is best known for his Grammy award-winning work with Soundgarden, as well his successful run with Audioslave.  He also formed Temple of the Dog with members of Pearl Jam in 1990 and later released three solo albums, the most recent being 2009’s Scream.

It related news, it was recently revealed that Cornell will be co-producing and writing music for the upcoming directorial debut for James Franco, “Beyond Good and Evil”.

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