Soundgarden extend club tour

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Fresh off the first leg of their sold-out nationwide club tour, Soundgarden have announced plans to return to the road for a second leg. Once again the band will focus on more intimate club venues with a show scheduled for The Palladium in Worcester on Wednesday, May 15. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through for $59.50.

Soundgarden continue to tour in support of their new album, King Animal. The grunge rock veterans’ sixth studio effort and first in sixteen years debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 after its release in November. The band co-produced the album with Seattle veteran Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam). King Animal features singles “Been Away Too Long” and “By Crooked Steps” (video streaming below), while Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready contributes to “Eyelid’s Mouth”.

The video for “By Crooked Steps”, which was directed by Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl and depicts the band as a biker gang (with a cameo front electronic dance favorite Deadmau5), is streaming below.

Following their show in Worcester, the band will Connecticut for a performance at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on May 17. Soundgarden’s most recent performance in Massachusetts was at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre in January.

Soundgarden broke up in 1997 after touring in support of their last release, 1996’s Down on the Upside. Original members Cornell Kim Thayil (guitar), Ben Shepherd (bass) and Matt Cameron (drums) reunited in 2010 for a series of live performances and the release of a compilation album called, Telephantasm.

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